A Bronx man with over a dozen prior arrests allegedly killed his girlfriend’s 1-year-old son — breaking the child’s ribs then sodomizing him with a toothbrush to stop him from crying, law enforcement sources told The Post Saturday as they announced the monster’s arrest.
Police busted Keishawn Gordon, 23, Friday and charged him with sexually abusing and killing Legacy Beauford, who was found unconscious Thursday in a bedroom at the Webster Houses in Morrisania, sources said.
Gordon — who lived in the apartment with Legacy’s mom – allegedly punched the baby, breaking his ribs and lacerating his liver, according to sources who said he then took a toothbrush and sodomized the boy because he wouldn’t stop crying.
The boy had bruises on his face, sources told The Post.
EMS took the baby to Bronx Care Health System, where he was pronounced dead.
Gordon was charged with murder, manslaughter, aggravated sexual abuse and sexual abuse, according to sources.
Gordon, who is unemployed, has 18 prior arrests including seven felonies, sources said.
He was charged with criminal obstruction of breathing in 2018 after allegedly putting his hands around a woman’s neck and then slamming her to the floor, according to sources. That victim said she did not lose consciousness, sources said.
A GoFund me page was set up for little Legacy after his death.
“Today we are grieved to say we lost a beautiful child of God. Legacy Beauford, son to Jessica Melendez and Grandson to Chiquita Seelal. A dear brother, nephew, cousin, and friend. A life so short in number but an impact so big was expressed in this beautiful baby boys name Legacy Beauford,” the page reads.
A teddy bear with white, yellow and red carnations sat outside the boy’s home Saturday.
“It’s really disgusting. It’s disgusting,” said Nancy Lamot, 65, who lives in the building and saw police officers running with the baby Thursday, an oxygen mask over his little face. “Why hurt a baby? My god. May he rest in peace.”
Another resident, Charles Green, 45, said the child’s death “makes no sense.”
“It’s a baby. It’s just wrong,” he said.