CAMDEN, N.J. – A New Jersey man has been charged with murder after he punched a toddler to death during a fight with the child’s mother over groceries, according to prosecutors.
Zachary Tricoche, of Pennsauken, New Jersey, was arraigned on murder charges Tuesday.
Tricoche, 24, allegedly delivered the crushing blow after getting into a fight with his girlfriend about the food she brought back from the grocery store.
His girlfriend’s son, 2-year-old Jamil Baskerville Jr., was sitting on a bed nearby and began crying. Tricoche then punched him so hard the boy flew off the bed and hit his head against the wall, prosecutors said.
When the child stood up, Tricoche ordered him to put his fists up like a boxer before knocking him unconscious, according to Philly.com.