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Father of 4-year-old killed in Dallas apologizes for leaving children
The father of the 4-year-old boy kidnapped from his bed and thrown dead on a Dallas street says he will never forgive himself for leaving his son and twin brother with a friend as he skipped town under a cloud of legal issues. Trevor Gernon posted a recorded statement on his sister’s YouTube account both apologizing for not taking care of his son Cash and asking the public not to be too hard on him. stated that when he moved to Dallas he moved in with an old friend. , Monica Sherrod, and when he returned to Houston “after an unsuccessful job search among other things,” he decided they would be better off with her. “I felt it was in the boys’ best interest not to disrupt their routine.” he said of Cash and his brother, Carter, who was uninjured and who is now with his mother. “They were comfortable, they were with other kids, and from what it seemed, Monica was a trustworthy person. This choice, which I made with the best of intentions, resulted in a most horrible result. On May 15, an intruder was caught on a baby surveillance camera sneaking into Cash and Carter’s bedroom at Sherrod’s and lifting the still sleeping boy out of his bed. Two hours later, a passerby found the body of the child dumped in the street. Police say he was stabbed. 18-year-old Darriynn Brown, who has nebulous ties to Sherrod’s family, has been charged with kidnapping and burglary, but police are awaiting forensic test results for make a decision on murder charges. Investigators did not disclose a motive and Brown’s mother said she believed her son was being tricked. Sherrod told reporters that Gernon left town after being ordered by a court to rehab. CrimeOnline has obtained court records showing several outstanding charges against Gernon in Harris County. Gernon referred to his legal problems, saying in the recording: “I must fear for my freedom, because this is the purpose of some of seeing me go to jail rather than cry. the loss of my little boy. He did not disclose his location or legal status. Crying at times, he took responsibility for not protecting the twins. “I have paid the most ultimate and painful price for my lack of judgment and I have to live with this devastation every day. “He said.” I will never forgive myself. If I could I would go back and do everything differently. It’s a nightmare that doesn’t go away once I open my eyes in the morning. We just don’t understand how this could happen to such a bright and happy child. Addressing the boys’ mother, Melinda Seagroves, he added, “I’m so sorry I didn’t protect him.” It’s my job as a dad and I couldn’t do it and I’m sorry. As reported by The Daily Beast, Gernon has racked up a string of arrests over the years, serving 68 days in county custody for an assault in 2018 on his father in an argument over a card bill The strange new twist in the case of 4-year-old Cash Gernon following his indictment of criminal drug possession last November, he failed to appear for a hearing on March 29, 2021. and therefore lost a bond payment of $ 10,000. There is now an arrest warrant for his arrest. Johnny Flanagan, whose son gave Gernon a job at his store until they got into an argument, told the Daily Beast: ‘This is the ‘one of those guys who goes whatever the wind. hits, you know, and it’ll do good for several months, then it will hurt for several months and you know, just get up and go. In the recording, Gernon pleaded for mercy in the court of public opinion. barely go through a day that doesn’t take me to a dark place, ”he said. “I hope you can all understand how fragile we are all and how quickly things can turn upside down …” I hope we can all cooperate and unite so that Cash gets the justice he deserves. »Learn more about The Daily Beast Get our best stories delivered to your inbox every day. Register now! Daily Beast Membership: Beast Inside delves deeper into the stories that matter to you. Learn more.