Jonathan Fullard pleaded innocent today to a charge of felony murder; he is suspected of killing his girlfriend’s 20-month-old son.
According to charging documents in the case, the child, Keyontae Osbia Moore, was in Fullard’s custody the night of March 4 and into the morning of March 5 while the child’s mother was at work. Moore was taken to Children’s Medical Center just before 6 a.m. on Monday March 5. Detectives said the boy was in grave condition and he died less than two hours after arriving at the hospital. An autopsy found several injuries including bleeding within his skull, bruising on his head and face, three broken ribs, bruising on his chest, bruising on his leg, and additional injuries consistent with sexual abuse.
A Grand Jury indicted Fullard on felony murder, first-degree cruelty to children and obstruction of justice in June. Fullard has pleaded innocent to all of those charges.
Prosecutors said Friday that a plea offer of second-degree murder had been extended.