CHICAGO (WQAD) -- A Chicago man convicted of killing his girlfriend's 5-year-old son was sentenced to life in prison on April 1.
According to Davenport Police, Tre Henderson, 28, was taking care of his girlfriend's 5-year-old son JaShawn Bussell on April 22, 2017, when he "knowingly acted in a manner which caused substantial risk to the child's safety and failed to seek medical treatment" after the child suffered a head injury. They say the child "vomited multiple times over a four-day period" after sustaining the head injury. He was airlifted to the hospital.
"He had broken ribs, he had a fractured spine, he had the brain injury, bleeding on the brain," said the boy's aunt, Esha Malone, who lives in Wisconsin.
Prosecutors say Henderson beat JaShawn to death. Tre Henderson then went on the run for four months before he was found and arrested by U.S. Marshals in Gary, Indiana, on Aug. 28, 2018.
JaShawn's mother, Jacqueline Majanise Rambert, was arrested in Chicago and also charged with first-degree murder and child endangerment. She pleaded guilty to two counts of child endangerment. Rambert was sentenced on March 20 in Davenport to 50 years in prison.