Murder A Child Then Put It In A Culvert Or The Dump Is A Hate Crime!!!!

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Sedrick Deshun Johnson, 27, caused serious bodily injury to the Child and failed to seek medical assistance.

Body Of 18-Month-Old Cedric Jackson
Found In Landfill, Aunt’s Boyfriend

DALLAS, TX  –  Sedrick Deshun Johnson — the boyfriend of 18-month-old Cedric “C.J.” Jackson’s aunt — is in police custody in relation to the death of the little boy.

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Cedric “C.J.” Jackson,18-months-old

Police arrested the 27-year-old Thursday morning.  He was charged with injury to a child, serious bodily injury.  According to police, he confessed that he was at the apartment and moved Cedric’s body to a dumpster in northeast Dallas.  Detectives learned that the dumpster was emptied twice since then.

According to the arrest affidavit, Johnson stated the 18-month-old “made a mess” with ketchup packets, and that he then tightly swaddled him to restrict his movement and placed him on the floor.

It was reported that around 12:30 a.m. July 10, Johnson unwrapped the little boy and he began to throw up and later became unresponsive.

Johnson told police after he attempted CPR in the bedroom for approximately 30 to 45 minutes, he drove Cedric to another location where he disposed of him in the dumpster.

During a forensic interview, one of the juvenile witnesses reported that Johnson would wrap Cedric too tightly, causing him to cry.  The witness stated he heard Cedric crying late-night then stopped suddenly before he disappeared.

Jackson’s aunt, Crystal, stated she had woke up during the night and noticed that both Johnson and Cedric were missing.  She then called Johnson and confronted him about why he wasn’t at the residence.

It is believed that Johnson caused serious bodily injury to Jackson by compressing his airway and failed to seek medical assistance.

Johnson’s prior criminal history includes abandoning and endangering a child with intent to return, prostitution, disorderly conduct and resisting arrest.

Dallas police said in 2010, after arresting Johnson for prostitution, his daughter – who was 4 months old at the time – was found left alone in his apartment.  Police said Johnson told them he had left her on the bed while he went to the store to get cigars.

Johnson got four years probation for the offense, which he later violated multiple times.  Violations include testing positive for THC on several occasions, giving officers false information, resisting arrest.

Police found Cedric’s body in a landfill shortly after 11 a.m.  He was taken to the coroner’s office where they will determine how and when he died.

Cedric was reported missing from the Twin Oaks Apartments, in the 9700 block of Whitehurst Drive, around 6 a.m. Wednesday.

Child Protective Services (CPS) recently gave his aunt temporary custody of Cedric for reasons that remain unclear.  That woman told police she put the little boy to bed sometime after 11:00 p.m. Tuesday and he was gone the next morning when she woke up.

Before authorities began searching for Cedric’s remains, family members had expressed concern about the aunt’s claim since they say the woman slept next to the child, in the same bed.

Officials issued a statewide Amber Alert for Cedric Wednesday night.

3 thoughts on “Murder A Child Then Put It In A Culvert Or The Dump Is A Hate Crime!!!!”

  1. Absolutely heart breaking. Why was he EVER allowed to be left responsible for kids after leaving an infant alone to go to the store to buy cigars?!

    That said, the most concerning part of this, aside from the horrifying outcome, is that other family members reported concerns because the aunt with temp custody of the child slept with him the same bed…..and then didn’t notice when her boyfriend took the little one and left with him? I get the co-sleeping deal; maybe it was just a comfort to the little guy after something obviously traumatic happened as he’s been removed from the care of his parents and placed with his aunt. For real though – how did dude sneak the kid away from the aunt who slept with her nephew? Also – if the aunt has custody, why did it sound like there were many opportunities where the boyfriend was left in charge of the kids and….enough so that another ‘juvenile witness’ said that the bf often wrapped CJ up so tightly he would cry. :(.

    Such a sad waste of life. The a&&hole boyfriend, the neglectful aunt, the missing parents for reasons unknown; this poor baby didn’t sound like he was going to have much of a shot at life anyway.

    I hate that man’s face. He looks like he couldn’t care less about another living soul. How can people be so evil and heartless?? 😔

    1. Grainne, a couple of stories didn’t match, one of the other Children mentioned that the dude(psycho) always wrapped the child too tight. When I read this the first time, that was something that I thought was odd, since the Aunt hadn’t been charged, because with this article mentioning his history, I would put money on it the CPS told the Aunt to sleep with the child, and not let this dude(psycho) near the baby.
      I thought the Aunt was lying thru her teeth.
      Something else, I would lay odds on the fact that this idiot didn’t know how to wrap a baby… WHICH leads me to think the Aunt might have said something like “Oh Lord Darling(idiot, psycho), this child has cryed until I will tell you now it could be a week before you get to come near me, UNLESS you put this child down in the other room and bring me a cold 40.. the other younuns will show you how to wrap him, and I come thru and tighten it up”.
      NOW, you tell me how far off you think I am.

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