Tonio Hughes, the biological father of murdered 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore, attacked the child’s accused murderer during a pretrial hearing Thursday.
Surveillance footage captured the moment when Hughes ran from the back of the courtroom and started to attack accused murderer Desean Brown, shared by Fox 19. Brown is accused of fatally stabbing Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore, in December 2020. He then allegedly put Nylo in the Ohio River, the outlet continued. The 3-year-old’s body has never been recovered despite lengthy searches, Fox 19 noted.
Videos from other angles of Hughes’ attack were shared by WBNS 10TV. (RELATED: Mother Arrested, Placed Under Mental Health Evaluation After Three Children Found Dead)
Hughes charged at Brown as he sat at the defense table just before the hearing officially started, as seen in the video shared by Fox 19. Two sheriff’s deputies were able to promptly restrain Hughes and take him into custody, Hamilton County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kyla Woods told the outlet.
The father was found in contempt of court by Judge Megan Shanahan, who sentenced him to seven days at the Hamilton County Justice Center, according to Fox 19. “Everything inside him, just the pain and everything took over,” Hughes’ family friend Faith Burton told Fox 19. “He did what I think any of us would do.”
Nyteisha reportedly miscarried Brown’s child prior to conceiving and giving birth to Nylo, according to an earlier report by Fox 19. “Mr. Brown had told Jameica Cobb that he was very upset and that since she killed their baby, he was going to do something to her baby Nylo,” Cincinnati police specialist Kimberly Kelley testified, citing evidence from Cobb, the outlet noted.