A 5-year-old boy named Austin Birdseye passed Sunday night when he was forced by his mother’s boyfriend out of a car, reports the Columbus Ledger-Enquirer. The boyfriend, Bryan Starr, claimed Birdseye was acting “unruly” and punished him by forcing him out of the car on a rainy night.
Matthew Mercado, 37, was charged Friday with second degree murder in the death of his ex-girlfriend Jessica Lopez. Lopez went missing on November 3, 2019 and was last seen at the Windsor Motel in Orange County, New York. Her car was found abandoned in the parking lot of a Newburgh movie theater shortly after her disappearance, but her body was never found.