Father Of Maryland Toddler Found Dead In Swing Says Mother “Wasn’t Fit” To Take Care Of Son

By Christina Coleman

The father of a toddler who was found dead while in the custody of his mother, who had been pushing him in a swing for hours, is speaking out about the 3-year-old’s death.

James Lee says the mother of Ji’Aire Lee was “not fit” to take care” of their son, MyFoxDC reports.“I’m not saying she is an unfit parent, but at this particular time, she wasn’t fit to take care of our son,” Lee told the news station. “When I presented my case, I felt like [the judge] should have looked more in depth of what was being said rather than trying to ice it over so we could co-parent,” Lee said of his appeal to gain custody for his son.

He continued, expressing the loss he feels in the wake of his son’s passing.

“That’s my little man — he loved having fun just like me,” he said. “He’ll always be — that’s my little man.”

Ji’Aire was found dead in the swing set at Wills Memorial Park in La Plata on Friday, police say. His mother, Romechia Simms, had been pushing the deceased boy in the swing for some time before authorities discovered them. Simms is currently being treated at a …read more

Source:: Black America Web

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