The father of murdered 3-year-old Nylo Lattimore attacked the child’s accused murderer during a pretrial hearing Thursday.
Surveillance footage captured the moment Tonio Hughes sprinted from the back of the courtroom and attacked the accused murderer Desean Brown. Brown is accused of fatally stabbing Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore, in December 2020. He then allegedly threw Nylo into the Ohio River. The 3-year-old’s body has never been recovered despite lengthy searches.
Hughes ran towards Brown as he sat at the defense table just before the hearing officially started, as seen in the video. Two sheriff’s deputies quickly restrained Hughes and took him into custody, Hamilton County Sheriff’s spokeswoman Kyla Woods said.
Judge Megan Shanahan found the father guilty of contempt and he was sentenced to seven days at the Hamilton County Justice Center for 7 days. “Everything inside him, just the pain and everything took over,” Hughes’ family friend Faith Burton said. “He did what I think any of us would do.”
Nyteisha reportedly miscarried the accused’s child prior to conceiving and giving birth to Nylo, according to an earlier report. “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.