Yonkers man accused in son's beating death to remain jailed

A Yonkers man will remain jailed in Valhalla after being accused in the death of his son. Police say Blair Robinson, 25, beat his 2-year-old

Police say Blair Robinson beat his 2-year-old son, Alex, to death on Christmas Eve.

Police say Blair Robinson beat his 2-year-old son, Alex, to death on Christmas Eve. (1/6/17)

YONKERS - A Yonkers man will remain jailed in Valhalla after being accused in the death of his son.

Police say Blair Robinson, 25, beat his 2-year-old son, Alex, to death on Christmas Eve.

Investigators say the father brought the toddler to St. John's Hospital around 9 p.m. and said he didn't know what was wrong with the child. Hospital employees noticed bruises on the toddler, who was unresponsive and pronounced dead.

Investigators say Blair struck the boy numerous times, causing blunt force trauma and the child's death. Robinson was charged with manslaughter.  

Yonkers police went to Robinson's Maple Street home, where they found the mother of the boy and a 10-month-old girl. They say the apartment was dirty and there was no food or heat.

The baby was then removed from the home and is now in the care of Child Protective Services.

Alex's aunt Claretha Freeman told News 12 that she could turn back the clock and save her 2-year-old nephew's life.

"I don't know what would make him do this," she says. "Maybe he wasn't taking his medicine…my nephew didn't deserve to be beaten like that."

Freeman told News 12 that Robinson suffers from bipolar disorder, but never suspected Alex was in danger.

Robinson is due back in Yonkers City Court next week.

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