BROOKLYN — The Gravesend man charged in connection with the beating death 3-year-old Jaden Jordan was indicted on assault and child endangerment charges by a Brooklyn grand jury Friday, prosecutors said.
Salvatore Lucchesse, 24, was arraigned in Brooklyn Supreme Court on his indictment for beating Jordan unconscious inside their West Fifth Street apartment on Nov. 28, according to the Brooklyn DA’s Office.
Lucchesse, the boyfriend of Jordan's mother, dialed 911 after allegedly knocking the boy unconscious. When emergency personnel responded, they found Jordan had defecated on himself and was bleeding, police said.
He was taken to Coney Island Hospital and was later transferred to Columbia Presbyterian Hospital, but was removed from life support Dec. 3.
Lucchesse told investigators Jordan slipped in the shower and fell, causing the injuries, and that he tried to give him CPR, according to court papers.
“Jaden Jordan was an innocent and helpless child who died senselessly, allegedly after a cowardly and inexplicable assault at the hands of this defendant,” Acting Brooklyn DA Eric Gonzalez said.
“There is no excuse ever, under any circumstances, for attacking a child.”
Lucchesse is being held at Rikers Island without bail. He’s next due in court Jan. 27.
He faces up to 25 years in prison if convicted.