Sunday, October 25, 2009

The murder of Jayden Lenescar

BY Scott Shifrel, Henrick Karoliszyn, Joe Kemp and Larry Mcshane


The mother of a 4-year-old Brooklyn boy brutally beaten to death was arrested with her boyfriend Saturday night for the savage slaying of her child, police said.

Myrna Chen Phang, 25, and her beau, Steven Dadaille, 26, were charged with pummeling Jayden Lenescar with blows during a two-day beatdown that left him dead Friday afternoon, law enforcement sources said.

The 3-foot-9, 54-pound preschooler was pounded on his slight torso, his thin arms and his legs - the couple using their fists to inflict the damage, the law enforcement sources said.

The medical examiner's office ruled the death a homicide, with an autopsy finding Jayden died of blunt force trauma.

Phang and Dadaille, her boyfriend of two months, implicated each other in the child's ghastly death, according to sources.

Each gave finger-pointing written and video statements asserting their innocence and blaming the other before police charged both of them with the murder, sources said.

It was unclear what set off the relentless beatings that ended with Phang calling 911 from her Crown Heights apartment on her birthday.

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