A Palmer Park, MD man has been arrested for giving his 3-year-old son a lethal dose of drugs that led to his death.

Thomas Everett Holland, 38, is charged with first-degree child abuse and manslaughter for the murder of Jayson Holland.

Shirley Gaither says her great grandson Jayson was a joyous little boy, and that the family has yet to recover from his death.

Holland claimed he had found the boy unresponsive in his Palmer Park home on January 26. But there were immediate suspicions because prior to the incident, Holland was in a paternity war, waging a custody battle for the little boy. According to Mrs. Gaither, he chafed at the $600 a month child support payments.

“The moment we got the news we knew he had done something to the child,” she said.

Prince George’s County Police responded to the United Medical Center in Southeast D.C. with a death investigation. Holland had driven his son there for treatment, but the child was unresponsive, and pronounced dead a short time after.

Shockingly, an autopsy and toxicology test revealed a deadly cocktail of drugs in the boy’s system, including toxic levels of cocaine, acetaminophen and codeine. The medical examiner ruled the death a homicide, and Holland was arrested on Thursday night at his home in Hyattsville.

“Investigators now believe this could not have been an accident — there was no way a three-year-old child could ingest that amount of acetaminophen and cocaine,” said PGPD spokesperson, Julie Parker.

“He didn’t have any health problems — there was no reason that child couldn’t return on that Sunday morning just as healthy as he left, period,” stated Shirley Gaithers.

Holland remains in custody at the Department of Corrections.

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15 thoughts on “Father Disputes Child Support, Kills 3-Year-Old Son With Lethal Dose Of Cocaine

  1. Mac Ben on said:

    Dumb, weak-minded, and foolish ass nigga…; well, he got his wish: he won’t have to pay a funky-$600 per month child support payment (what slow chic gave him some, anyway??). I hope some prison gang white supremacist or Mexican gangbanger makes you his bitch and takes $600 a month out of your black ass- PUNK!

  2. Veronica Griffin on said:

    He killed that innocent soul to keep from paying child support. His own flesh and blood. That baby is too precious, he needs that lethal injection after years on death row.The father had to be making some kind of money to award a child support. I have a nephew who pays $2000.00 a month for his 3 kids and their all alive.

  3. Linda on said:

    Is the dad related to Rae Carruth?

    Brotha’s need to man up and wear protection if you do not want a child and
    the responsibility of supporting it for 18 yrs!!!!!!!–

    Hope this POS has a jail mate who will have him grabbing his ankles!!!!!

      • taylormi on said:

        Yes… Please tell us How the hell is a Grown Male a Victim when He takes the Life or is implicated in taking the Life of a 3 year old baby. You need Medical attention. GOD Help US.

      • black america, racism, civil rights, the mentality of state wide abuse, the effort passed on via the genes, have you ever met a heroin addict, is the world blind to the obvious, amen

      • BLESS THE CHILDREN, BUT THE DEVIL IS REAL AS IS GOD, AMEN, AND IT’S OUR DUTY TO PASS ON GOOD HABITS NOT FEAR, HOW MANY DOMESTIC VIOLENCE DISPUTES NEVER GET HEARD AND WHAT HAPPENS TO THE CHILDREN WHO ENCOUNTER VIOLENCE WHEN YOUNG?, WE ARE GREAT ON MAKING STATEMENTS WHILE CHANGING NOTHING

      • in the mid sixties, you had martin luther king, JFK, and many more, in southern american states you have the clan, domestic abuse is on going, sometimes our situation forces to seek medication, and often it goes wrong, Jesus preached dont retaliate, for one good reason, it stops the evil growth, we need to be more understanding, amen

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