A District man pleaded guilty today to the March killing of his then-girlfriend's 20-month-old son, officials said.
Jonathan Fullard, 28, pleaded guilty in D.C. Superior Court to second-degree murder, according to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Washington. He faces a sentence of up to 40 years in prison and is scheduled to be sentenced on Nov. 30.
Fullard was babysitting Keyontae Osbia Moore at a residence in the 3000 block of 30th Street SE on March 4 while his then-girlfriend went to work.
According to a charging document, Fullard admitted that he struck Keyontae with closed fists five to six times in the upper torso and likely inadvertently struck the toddler in the face as well.
At about 3 a.m. on March 5, Fullard called his then-girlfriend and told her that her son had stopped breathing. Keyontae was taken to United Medical Center and then transferred to Children's National Medical Center, officials said. He died from blunt-force trauma, and the medical examiner's office ruled his death a homicide.