Crime

Tacoma man admits to murdering toddler son

A 33-year-old Tacoma man pleaded guilty Monday to second-degree murder in the death of his toddler son.

Kingsa McKnight is to be sentenced Feb. 19.

McKnight took his 3-year-old son, Terrence Green, to the hospital in June 2014 when the boy became lethargic and went through bouts of frequent vomiting, court records show.

Terrence died a few days later from head injuries and rib fractures, and hospital officials notified police he likely was the victim of child abuse.

The boy’s mother, who did not live with McKnight, said he’d been angry at Terrence because the boy had been wetting the bed, court records show.

Adam Lynn: 253-597-8644, @TNTAdam

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