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BRUNSWICK COUNTY, NC (WWAY) — A three-year-old is dead, and tonight we’re learning more about what happened. Last week, Jaronn McAllister II was pronounced dead at Brunswick Novant Medical Center. Search warrants obtained by WWAY paint a picture of chaos leading up to a police chase through Brunswick County.

According to a search warrant, a preliminary autopsy says McAllister was killed by internal bleeding of the liver due to blunt force trauma. But how did the three-year-old receive his injuries? The affidavit explains the situation that may have led up to the child’s death.

Candice Young told investigators that Montey Murray was babysitting her son, Jaronn, Febuary 29th while she was at work. The warrant says Murray and another man, Jessie Holt, were at Young’s apartment in Shallotte that night, watching the boy. Murray said he went to bed and Jaronn was fine, then woke up the next morning and found the boy laying on the living room floor, hot to the touch. Holt says Jaronn was up throughout the night but he never knew he was sick.

According to the warrant, after Murray tried to cool Jaronn down with a damp washcloth and a cool bath, he said he needed to borrow a car to take the child to the hospital. A neighbor drove them to Brunswick Novant. The warrant says during the drive, Murray said “if you pump his stomach he will be OK.”

Fifteen minutes after Jaronn arrived at the hospital, he was pronounced dead. That’s when Murray left, reportedly punching walls on his way out, and later led police on a chase.

A number of items were collected from the Shallotte apartment during the search. The most notable: two plastic bags full of white powder, two bottles of prescription drugs, a wash cloth covered in vomit, and five bags of marijuana, found in the little boy’s room, as well as multiple blood samples collected around the apartment.

An official autopsy and toxicology report could take up to eight weeks to get back from the state. Jaronn’s funeral is scheduled for Thursday at 2 p.m. at New Hope Free Will Baptist Church in Leland.

Murray is still in jail under $1 million secured bond.

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2015 years 11 months ago

the mother does deserve and will get jail time. montey will get jail time. mothers can no longer just leave their children with just anybody anymore. when something bad happens to that child-it all go back to mama left him there alone with a dopehead.

James Marks
2015 years 11 months ago

This “mother” should be sent to prison along with her boyfriend. What kind of mother leaves her sick baby at home with known drug dealers? How can you people even live with yourselves after defending a person like this? Are you all that jaded and flippant about your duties as parents that you would have done the same?

I am shocked and appalled that so many of you are more worried about protecting your friend than you are about this baby’s life. You seem to be more worried about the fact that they had to “pay” for the funeral than the… Read more »

A Friend
2015 years 11 months ago

I have known Montey for years now and I knew his kids. He would NEVER intentionally hurt ANY child like that. Whatever happened was 99.9999999% out of his control. Nobody will ever know what REALLY happened to the boy, but nobody needs to speculate and throw blame around. In the report it said he left the hospital “Punching walls on his way out” obviousely showing that he was severely sad/angry at the whole situation. The report also says he walked out, NOT RUN. He wasn’t trying to run away, he was simply leaving thinking… Read more »

2015 years 11 months ago

Why don’t you or the mother rot in jail. If Montey or the other guy that was with him did it they would’ve been charged with it dummy. Everybody and CANDICE know damn well he didn’t do anything to lil man. Why didn’t she take him to whoever keeps him when she goes to work any other time? Has she ever left him to babysit him any other time??? No….so be real before u come out your mouth stupid. She should’ve stayed home with him…she could’ve done something to him before they got there and didn’t realize it would turn… Read more »

Tia I am
2015 years 11 months ago

omgosh. I cant beleive what u ppl r saying. The mother wasnt home but so what. U guys have no rigjt too judge anybody. Im sure yes every one is intitled to their own opinion but if you dont know the whole situation just dont say nothing. What of it was one of your friends or family? Everyone is bashing the mother and the perp but how bout try being their for the mother like you would want someone to be there for you in your time of need. Im just saying

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