Renton man charged in death of girlfriend’s 2-year-old son

Man remains in custody on $1 million bail.

D’Andre Letray Glaspy, 24, was charged Dec. 8 with second-degree murder.

He allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son, charging documents stated.

Glaspy, a Renton resident, was booked Dec. 6 and remains in custody at the King County Correctional Facility in Seattle. He is currently being held on $1 million bail.

His arraignment is scheduled for Dec. 21.

The charging documents stated Glaspy and his girlfriend have been dating for the past two and a half years but the child was from a previous relationship.

Since mid-November Glaspy, his girlfriend and her son have been living with her mother and her boyfriend in SeaTac.

On Dec. 3 Glaspy called 911 around 1 p.m. to report the boy was unresponsive.

Medics arrived 7 minutes later, according to the documents, and performed life saving measures on the child. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The medics also noted severe bruising on the child’s body including his face, arms, chest, sides, legs and back. They reported the bruising was not consistent with performing CPR, the documents stated.

King County Sheriff’s Office deputies reported seeing blood on scene. The charging documents stated blood was coming from the boy, was found inside his diaper and on a blanket.

While talking with deputies, Glaspy reportedly made unsolicited statements that the boy’s death was his “fault.”

The charging documents stated while Glaspy sat next to his girlfriend following the incident, he reportedly said, “I’m so sorry, this is all my fault. Are you mad at me?”

Deputies escorted Glaspy to SeaTac City Hall where he was interviewed. During the interview he told deputies he was the primary caretaker for the child during the day.

He said the boy had a messy bowel movement and in order to clean him up, Glaspy put him in the bath. Following the bath, Glaspy told deputies he put the boy on a towel outside of the tub.

He said he heard his phone chime from another room and left the boy in the bathroom to go grab it. That is when he told deputies he heard a thump and returned to the bathroom to see the boy on his back and unresponsive.

Glaspy said he tried to wake the child with cold water and then performed CPR before moving the child to the living room and calling 911.

Glaspy’s girlfriend, according to the documents, had left for work around 9:15 a.m. that morning. And around 12:30 p.m. Glaspy had Facetimed with her mom, the boy’s grandmother.

The documents stated that during the Facetime call, the boy was seen wrapped in a blanket on the couch, responsive and alive.

Glaspy’s girlfriend was interviewed by deputies at the scene and told them he had texted her and told her to return home. She said currently while she works, Glaspy stays at home to babysit the boy.

She also told deputies that the day before on Dec. 2 she lifted her son’s shirt to tickle him and did not notice any bruises on his chest. She also stated when she left for work the morning of his death, there were no marks on his face.

While at the apartment, deputies also interviewed the girlfriend’s mom who confirmed the couple and the boy had been staying with her since mid-late November.

The mom and her boyfriend had left the apartment on Dec. 1 to spend the weekend with a friend. When she last saw the boy Friday he did not have any marks on his body that were present at the time of his death.

An autopsy of the boy was performed the following day on Dec. 4. He had extensive bruising, several broken bones, fractures and lacerations. There were also a number of healed or partially healed injuries including broken bones, the charging documents stated.

Based on the autopsy report, the King County medical examiner found his cause of death to be multiple blunt force trauma injuries. The examiner also ruled his death a homicide.

Deputies also spoke with the chief medical examiner on Dec. 6 who stated the findings showed the traumatic injuries had occurred prior to any administration of CPR.

The charging documents stated tissue samples showed the injuries had occurred at least several minutes prior to his death but no more than an hour before.

The chief medical examiner told deputies the injuries were not consistent with falling or being accidentally injured and they are not consistent with Glaspy’s version of what happened.

On Dec. 6 Glaspy failed to appear for an appointment with investigators and take a polygraph test. Detectives later that evening arrested Glaspy and transported him back to SeaTac City Hall to be interviewed.

He requested an attorney and was transported to King County jail, the charging documents stated.


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