A 43-year-old man punched in the face of his ex-girlfriend 13-year-old son and broke his nose.
The 43-year-old man is facing child abuse charges for struck his ex-girlfriend’s 13-year-old son in the face and breaking his nose.
Court papers say 43-year-old Lonnie Terrell entered his ex-girlfriend’s Phoenix house and began shouting at the 13-year-old and his younger brothers to start cleaning up the house.
The 13-year-old victim said to Terrell that “**** you.” The 43-year-old man then ran to the couch where the victim was resting and pinned him and hit him with a closed fist, court papers say.
The 13-year-old boy sustained three broken bones in his nose and had to have surgery in his nose as the punch was powerful. The victim’s mother stated that his nose could only be partially fixed as one bone was too broken and had to be removed.
Police took Terrell in custody on December 20. He said to the police that he was at the home when the incident happened, but he insisted he was playing fighting with the victim. Court papers say Terrell said to police he unintentionally hit the victim in the nose, causing it to bleed.
According to the information from the sources, Terrell faces a felony child abuse charge. He was released on a bail of $75,000, and he is due back in court on December 27.