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Nevada man waited 13 minutes to call 911 after beating his 5-year-old to death with an electrical cord: report

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Source: Henderson police, MEGA

Mar. 20 2022, Published 11:07 a.m. ET

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A Nevada man beat his son to death and waited 13 minutes after to call 911, according to Hen report.

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Gerald Oglesby, 33, has been charged with open murder in connection to the incident, online records show. He is jailed at the Henderson Detention Center without bond.

According to MEAWW-TV, Oglesby beat his son Wednesday for "back talking him," leading to the 5-year-old's death. He reportedly waited 13 minutes before calling for help.

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Police went to the area of Center Street and Burkholder Boulevard around 1:30 a.m. March 16 after receiving a report of a child who was unconscious and not breathing, MEAWW reports.

According to the police report, Oglesby admitted to whipping his son with an electrical cord from a cable TV box and punching the child in the stomach when he was talking back about why he had to go to bed, MEAWW reports.

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Oglesby told police he knew "something was wrong" because his son "was not acting normal" after the incident. The child began to vomit, was unable to walk properly and was having trouble breathing, According to MEAWW.

The report states that Oglesby did not call for help. Rather, he laid on the couch with the child, "rubbing his body for comfort," MEAWW reports.

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The report states that boy was unresponsive when Oglesby retrieved an ice pop to place on the child's neck to see if he would respond. Oglesby told police he was afraid to call police because they would not understand his method of discipline, according to MEAWW.

Oglesby told police he tried CPR on his son but was unsuccessful. Once Oglesby realized his son was dead, he texted pictures of the boy he had stored on his photo before texting his sister and telling her that the boy was dead "because he had whipped him too hard," MEAWW said of the police report.

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Ogleby told police he started smoking marijuana and called 911 for help. Through their investigation, police believed the boy had been abused further that day, MEAWW reports.

According to the police report, Oglesby admitted to whipping his son with electrical cords on at least two occasions after getting custody of the boy in February. He also told police he had used a cellphone cord to strike the child on his arms, back abdomen and neck for talking back in December 2021, according to MEAWW.

oglesby
Source: Henderson police, MEGA
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