YONKERS, N.Y. - The Yonkers man accused of beating his 2-year-old son to death on Christmas Eve was due back in court on Friday.
Last month, Blair Robinson, 25, was charged with first-degree manslaughter after he brought his unresponsive 2-year-old son to St. John’s Hospital on Christmas Eve, prompting a police investigation.
According to police, at approximately 9 p.m., officers were sent to the hospital when the boy was brought in an "unresponsive state" with noticeable bruises on his body. The child would be pronounced dead at St. John’s, and the Westchester County Medical Examiner determined that the death was due to “blunt force trauma.”
The subsequent investigation determined that Robinson was the one who brought the 2-year-old to St. John’s. When police searched Robinson’s Maple Street home, they found the boy’s mother and a 10-month-old child in what was described as “unsanitary conditions” by police. The baby girl was removed from the apartment and turned into the care of child protective services.
At the time of Robinson’s arrest, Yonkers Police Commissioner Charles Gardner said that “this was a particularly disturbing investigation for our personnel and I credit our patrol officers and detectives for their efforts and professionalism resulting in this arrest.”