The Bronx man accused of murdering his girlfriend’s battered 1-year-old son told law enforcement that the baby was “irking me” by crying and claimed he wasn’t tossing the child around “that hard” to get him to stop, according to court papers.
Keishawn Gordon, 23, was remanded at his arraignment Saturday in the killing of little Legacy Beauford, who was found unresponsive Thursday in a bedroom at the Webster Houses in Morrisania.
Gordon — who lived in the apartment with Legacy’s mother, Jessica Melendez– allegedly punched the crying baby, breaking his ribs and lacerating his liver, according to police sources.
Law-enforcement sources have told The Post that Gordon then took a toothbrush and sodomized the boy with it.
The baby’s lacerated liver caused internal bleeding, which was determined to be the ultimate cause of death, according to the city Medical Examiner’s Office. The baby also was found with blunt-force trauma on his torso and bruising on his face, among other injuries, authorities and sources said.
Gordon, who has 18 prior arrests, said in the complaint that he “wasn’t squeezing [Legacy’s] stomach that hard” and was “holding him up in the air and throwing him.
“I was frustrated he wouldn’t stop crying. He kept throwing up. I mushed him. He was irking me,” he told investigators, according to the complaint.
Gordon is charged with murder and manslaughter in the case.
A GoFund me page was set up for Legacy after his death.
“Today we are grieved to say we lost a beautiful child of God. Legacy Beauford, son to Jessica Melendez and Grandson to Chiquita Seelal. A dear brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. A life so short in number but an impact so big was expressed in this beautiful baby boys name Legacy Beauford,” the page reads.