Bronx Man Charged with Beating Toddler to Death

2-Year-Old Messiah Allen was Beaten So Badly His Liver was Burst Open 

 

NEW YORK– A Bronx man beat a toddler so badly that the child died after his liver split open. Prosecutors charged the Soundview man with murder. 

 

Kenneth Lynch, 36, was charged with first degree murder and manslaughter in connection with the death of two-year-old Messiah Allen. Lynch claimed the child had fallen out of his stroller.  

 

But Bronx District Attorney Darcel D. Clark is not buying it. She said the child’s injuries were extensive. 



Lynch was dating Messiah’s mother and they lived in an apartment in the Sonia Sotomayor Houses. 

 

On May 24, 2018 cops arrived at 1725 Bruckner Boulevard to find Messiah unresponsive. 

 

The toddler was later pronounced dead at Jacobi Medical Center. 

 

Cops said they were informed by Lynch that Messiah suffered bruises to his face and chipped tooth when he fell out of his stroller.

 

However, the medical examiner has a different take. The ME ruled the death a homicide. Messiah suffered multiple blows to the body including the fatal shots to the torso. 

 

The blows to the torso were so severe that it split open the child’s liver.



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