The state attorney general announced that a 25-year old New Hampshire who allegedly scalded Jaevion, his son aged 7, with hot liquid and beat him with a cord was indicted Friday by a grand juror.
Murtadah Mohammed, 25, was charged by the Hillsborough County Grand Jury on one count of Second-degree Murder,. He is accused of causing the death of his son “recklessly, under circumstances that showed an extreme disregard for the value of his own life, and by subjecting him abusive violence, as well as not seeking timely medical attention for his injuries,” according to a press release from the New Hampshire Office of the AttorneyGeneral.
The charges against him include two counts each of assault in the first and second degrees, as well as three counts each of falsifying evidence.
Riley passed away in a hospital on January a week after the first responders found him unconscious at his home and not breathing.
Mohammad is in jail on assault charges. He has been there since January.
Mohammad has also been accused of scalding Riley and whipping him, as well as burning the boy with a hot pot and hitting the boy on the face.
He is also accused of deleting his data and call logs from his phone, and staging an accident scene.
The AG’s Office said that prosecutors are seeking a longer prison term for Mohammad based on his age and “the infliction or depravation of exceptional cruelty upon him.”