Biological Father Attacks The Killer of His 3 Year old Boy in Court
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - The biological father of Nylo Lattimore on Thursday attacked the man accused of murdering the young boy. Surveillance video footage provided by the Hamilton County Shershows the physical altercation. Desean Brown, 22, is accused of fatally stabbing Nylo’s mother, Nyteisha Lattimore, before placing the 3-year-old in the Ohio River in December 2020. Nylo’s body remains missing despite exhaustive searches. Desean was in court Thursday at 10 a.m. for a pretrial hearing on a motion in the murder case against him. Just before the hearing began, Nylo’s biological father, Tonio Hughes, charged the defense table and punched Brown in the right side of his head, according to Hamilton County Sheriff’s PIO Kyla Woods. Two sheriff’s deputies quickly restrained Hughes and placed him into custody, Woods says. Other deputies then arrived to assist. “Everything inside him, just the pain and everything took over,” said family friend Faith Burton. “He did what I think any of us would do.” Following the incident, Judge Megan Shanahan found Hughes in contempt of court and sentenced him to seven days at the Hamilton County Justice Center. “Judge Megan Shanahan and the Hamilton Sheriff’s Office would like to emphasize that this behavior will not be tolerated in the courthouse,” Woods said. Brown is being held without bail at the justice center. He faces the death penalty.