Mother Charged with Killing Two-Year-Old Son

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SUSPECT: Quanyisha S. Thompson, B/F, DOB: 7/7/1989, 3809 Jackson Court, Tampa

DECEASED VICTIM: Joshua Worthy, B/M, DOB: 12/10/2011, 3809 Jackson Court, Tampa


Tampa Police detectives obtained an arrest warrant today for Quanyisha Thompson after conducting an extensive investigation into her son's death. Shortly after the warrant was obtained, Thompson turned herself into police custody.  She was transported to the Hillsborough County Jail where she will be booked on murder and aggravated child abuse charges. 

On October 1, 2013 at 5:56 p.m., Tampa Police officers responded to 3809 North Jackson Court regarding an infant who was not breathing. Rescue crews transported the child to Tampa General Hospital where he was pronounced dead shortly after he arrived. Later that week, Thompson admitted that she punched her son in the stomach four days prior to his death.

Detectives were able to obtain an arrest warrant after receiving the results of the complete autopsy examination and conferring with the Medical Examiner's Office and the State Attorney's Office. The autopsy confirmed that the victim died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

Janelle McGregor