Pasadena man charged in child's death

March 18, 2004

An 18-year-old Pasadena man was charged yesterday in the death of a child in Glen Burnie last spring, police said.

DeAndre Anthony Jones of the 7900 block of Liberty Circle turned himself in to police Tuesday afternoon, one week after a grand jury issued a warrant for his arrest in the killing of 3-year-old Jaysia Lana Larue.

The girl was found unconscious in her mother's Glen Burnie apartment on May 13. Three days later, the child died at Johns Hopkins Hospital, where she had been treated for injuries to her head and neck. An autopsy report ruled her death a homicide from "blunt force trauma."

The child was the daughter of Jones' girlfriend, Jennifer Veney of Woodhill Drive. According to police reports, Jones was baby-sitting Jaysia when he called the police and fire departments about a sick child. Jones is charged with child abuse death, manslaughter and second-degree murder.

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