A FLORIDA mom faces up to 15 years in prison after she and her boyfriend allegedly tortured her two-year-old son where they sucker-punched him so hard, his intestines burst before the tot died days later.
Victoria Toth, 26, and her boyfriend, Jonathan Pursglove, were charged with aggravated manslaughter in Orlando after investigators said they believe Toth's two-year-old son, Jayce Martin, was allegedly tortured at the hands of Toth and Pursglove.
Investigators believe Toth sucker-punched her son, causing his intestines to burst.
Toth pled guilty to the lesser charge of aggravated child neglect, while Pursglove did not.
When police were called to Toth' home on July 18, 2018, they found the two-year-old tot unresponsive, with Toth telling them he had been throwing up and was "dehydrating."
They found the malnourished Martin covered in bruises and surrounded by vomit and bile.
Toth said her boyfriend would watch Martin while she went to work, and added she noticed Martin was lethargic in the past few days.
Investigators in the case say Martin's torture began after Toth and Pursglove started allegedly punching him and then refused to take him for medical help while he suffered from internal injuries.
A medical examiner said Martin's injuries came from a sucker punch.
They didn't say who dealt the fatal blow but did point to Pursglove's history of domestic violence.
Toth's boyfriend, 27 told authorities her son seemed sick for a few days before his death.
"I thought he might have been dehydrated because it's been so hot. Yeah," Pursglove told investigators. "We went to that park and I just remember that he didn't want to play."
"You know, he didn't want to do anything," he continued. "He didn't want to play."
Pursglove's plea hearing is set for March 3.
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