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Miami Toddler Dies After Burned And Tortured By Mother Because He Urinated On Himself

Ghanson Debrosse

On his mother’s Facebook page, Ghanson Debrosse is the picture of a healthy, carefree boy, grinning broadly, his hands shoved jauntily into the pockets of his baggy jeans.

But behind the brilliant smile was a life of torment and pain.

According to police, Ghanson was burned by his mom with a lighter when he urinated on the floor. He was beaten with an aluminum broom handle when he soiled himself. He was hurled across a room and hit a table.

The abuse went on until he could endure no more. He died Tuesday.

At 3:30 a.m. Tuesday, Caze called 911, saying her son was not breathing. After fire rescue arrived at the home in the 12500 block of Northeast 13th Avenue, the boy was rushed to Jackson North Medical Center, where doctors said he had been dead for at least three hours, according to police.

Caze initially told police that when she picked up her toddler two weeks ago from the airport after he spent some time in Haiti with relatives, he showed signs of abuse. After about 12 hours of questioning, Caze admitted to beating and torturing her child, Cuevas said.

The sordid details spilled out Wednesday through police reports and the testimony of a North Miami detective, a day after Ghanson’s mother, Fafane Caze, 21, was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and torture. The judge tacked on another charge of attempted felony murder, Wednesday, which kept her in jail with no bond. A murder charge is pending as the medical examiner’s office catalogs the toddler’s injuries.
A DCF report on that incident said Caze was holding Ghanson, then an infant, in her arms while attacking Debrosse and “throwing things at him.” Both parents, the report said, were injured during the fight. And though Caze allegedly tried to “throw the infant at the father,” records say Ghanson was unharmed.

For Cuevas, the details of the case were heartbreaking. He said it’s hard to believe no one saw the signs of abuse and reported them to authorities.

Source: Miami Herald
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