A 4-year-old child murdered last weekend in Dallas was a “happy-go-lucky” kid, his mother told WFAA. The mom, who was not named by the news outlet, said Cash Gernon was asleep when Darriynn Brown allegedly entered their home through the back door and kidnapped the boy.
On Saturday, a traumatized woman called the police after finding Cash’s bloodied body lying in the street. Police arrested 18-year-old Brown that night in connection with the death. According to CBS News Dallas-Fort Worth, Brown has been charged with kidnapping and theft, but more charges expected to follow depending on forensic tests. Before Brown was identified by police, officers said they suspected that the boy had been attacked with an “edged weapon.”
The woman who initially discovered Cash’s body and called 911 told CBS/DFW: “I see something laying in the road and my initial thought was that it was a dog. The closer I get to it I can tell it’s a human cause I see a hand and I see legs. Very traumatizing. I have three kids. To see a child covered in blood in the middle of the street, it’s truly traumatizing.”
Cash had a twin brother, who is now in state custody, the little boy’s mother told WFAA, adding that she did not have a relationship with Brown and had no idea why he would have killed her child.