Chilling testimonies given in trial of fatally beaten young boy
LAS VEGAS (KSNV News3LV) —
"It's not normal for a 7-year-old to be in cardiac arrest", says Clark County firefighter Chris Blackburn.
He knew this call was different.
On Oct. 30, 2016, 7-year-old Richard Findley was found unconscious and unresponsive inside an apartment on Boulder Highway and Flamingo Road.
There were two adults present: the boy's mom, Roshaun Malone and her roommate, Kenneth Robinson. Blackburn says their story kept changing.
"The first story was they found him like this. Upon questioning he was playing and they found him like this. But then later there was something like he was watching TV it just didn't make sense the stories I was getting", says Blackburn.
Prosecutors say Malone tied up her son, and Robinson beat him to death.
In an arrest report, Robinson told police the boy was being disobedient and disrespectful. Outside the presence of the jury, Malone's attorney brought Robinson to the stand and asked flat out: "Did you kill Richard Findley?"
Kenneth Robinson said, "I'm asserting my 5th amendment privilege."
While Robinson's trial is still pending, prosecutors are asking this jury to find Malone guilty of child abuse and 2nd-degree kidnapping.
One of their witnesses, her own 5-year-old daughter, and sister of the victim had a lot to say about Robinson.
Prosecutor: "Who hit Richard on the leg?"
She testified her brother, nicknamed "Modray" was being bad.
Sister: "Modray" got beat by Kenny, and once "Modray" got beat by Kenny, him got in the corner."