ST. PETERSBURG, Fla. — A man was denied bond Thursday on charges he fatally beat his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.
Jordan Dibert-Monk died Wednesday after being brought to the hospital the day before with injuries to his head and eyes and bruises on his arms, legs and forehead, an arrest report said.
Kevin Daniel White, 21, the boyfriend of Jordan's mother, was charged Tuesday with aggravated child abuse. The charge was upgraded to first-degree murder after the child's death.
White, who had been seeing Jordan's mother for about a month, has denied beating the child. He claimed Jordan hurt himself by falling over backward and hitting his head.
White was being represented by the public defender's office.