Crime

Mother Accused in Torture Death of Son Flips the Bird in Court

Victoria Toth, an Orlando mother accused of failing to care for her beaten 2-year-old boy Jayce Martin in July 2018, did not respond kindly to reporters at her trial on Tuesday morning.  She flipped the bird to a courtroom camera manned by WFTV-TV.

Toth was in court to secure new attorneys.  She is now being represented by the public defender’s office, court records reviewed by Law&Crime indicate.  Her previous attorney withdrew due to a conflict, records show, and Toth herself failed to appear at the previous hearing where her original attorney moved to leave the case.

According to reports, Toth’s son was hit so violently that his spine was driven through his intestines.  Toth said she never took the boy to the hospital because she was afraid her boyfriend, Johnathan Pursglove, would get in trouble.  She also reportedly said she Googled the boy’s symptoms, gave him water, and sent him to bed.  Both Pursglove and Toth have been charged with aggravated manslaughter.  They will be tried together in mid-October.  The case is being described as a torture death.

In February, Toth claimed that Jayce’s ghost had been talking to her and Pursglove and telling them that everything was going to fine. Police also stated that despite being explicitly prohibited from doing so, Toth and Pursglove had been speaking while Pursglove was in jail.

During today’s hearings, court records reviewed by Law&Crime indicate that the judge again stated that a no-contact order between Toth and Pursglove “or any other witness is to remain in full force and effect.”

  [Photo via WFTV-TV screen capture.]



Tags
Show More

Leave a Reply

avatar
  
smilegrinwinkmrgreenneutraltwistedarrowshockunamusedcooleviloopsrazzrollcryeeklolmadsadexclamationquestionideahmmbegwhewchucklesillyenvyshutmouth
Photo and Image Files
 
 
 
Audio and Video Files
 
 
 
Other File Types
 
 
 
  Subscribe  
Notify of
Back to top button
close
Thanks !

Thanks for sharing this, you are awesome !

Log In

Forgot password?

Don't have an account? Register

Forgot password?

Enter your account data and we will send you a link to reset your password.

Your password reset link appears to be invalid or expired.

Log in

Privacy Policy

Pin It on Pinterest

Share This

Share this post with your friends!