Three people are charged in
the death of a precious, three year old little boy. Donnell Coackly
Sr., who was 24 years old, Tylesha Griffen, who was 22 years old and
Dominique Lott who was 25 years old, were all charged with first degree
murder after Donnell Coakley Jr. was beaten to death. Donnell Sr. and
Tylesha are Donnell Jr.'s parents while Dominique is his second cousin
who was a live in babysitter for him.
Tylesha was pregnant when she beat her son to death with an electrical
cord and a belt, Donnell was hit over 100 times and had a chipped
tooth, injuries on his bottom, legs, back and head and had a large open
wound which exposed the muscle on his left arm as well as patches of
his hair missing. On his body were burn marks and his wrists showed
signs of having been tied up, the tips of his fingers were bruised and
he at least one fingernail that was missing.
Tylesha had been investigated in 2011 for neglecting and not properly
supervising her children who had been trusted to her care. In the home
where she beat her son to death, were those two other children as well
as the Donnell Sr. and later when Dominique showed up, she ignored the
dead body of her cousin and left to go buy some Marijuana and when she
came back, the three adults all smoked the Marijuana while Donnell Jr.
lay dead in the home.
The three adults didn't call for help until after they tried to warm up
his body to make it seem like he had not been dead for very long, it
was hours later when they finally called 911. When paramedics showed
up, they took Donnell Jr. to St. Francis Hospital where he was
pronounced dead at 9:55 p.m. by the Medical Examiner and his death was
ruled a homicide.
Apparently, this innocent little boy was abused by his cousin Dominique
for not knowing his alphabet or his number, she admitted to Police that
she had hit him with her hand as well as an electrical cord as well as
using her foot to hold him down while she beat him. Donnell Sr. was
said to have beat this child at least twice a day, every day and that
at least two weeks before he died, Donnell Jr. had stopped eating, this
was witnessed by Dominique. Tylesha's Facebook page has so many
pictures of herself and very few of her children.
Judge Donald Panarese Jr. ordered that Tylesha be held without bail,
Donnell was given a $500,000. bond and Dominique was also held without
Thank you Cat for caring