Yisenya Flores, 45, is being held on $1 million bond in the death of Anjuan M. Hare III, who was pronounced dead at a Toledo hospital on Sept. 19.
According to Lucas County Coroner Diana Scala-Barnett, the boy died from multiple blunt force injuries.Scala-Barnett said there was evidence the boy had been injured before.
“There is evidence of battered child syndrome indicating there is repetitive abuse and older healing injuries, the death is ruled a homicide.”
The Toledo Fire Department was called on Sept. 19 after Flores allegedly reported that the boy suffered a fall while jumping from a box spring bed.
The boy was taken to a Toledo hospital where he died from his injuries. According to WTVG, hospital workers told police that the injuries the boy sustained were not consistent with a fall from a bed. Police spoke to Flores who allegedly confessed to striking the boy around 11 p.m. on Sept. 18.
“She knew he was severely injured because of his semi-conscious and semi unresponsive condition.”
– the complaint reads.
According to the complaint, Flores did not call 911 or seek medical help until the following day at 6:36 pm.
She was originally charged with endangering children.
Bond has been set at $1 million.