Arnold T. Ross – Juvenile Baby Raper – Raped and murdered 8 month old


The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s office says an autopsy of an 8-month-old boy led them to arrest the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.

According to Sheriff Newell Normand, police responded to a call in the 1600 block of Gary Court in unincorporated Gretna to a call of an infant who was unresponsive.

Normand said that officers found the lifeless body of the infant, Da-Von Lonzo. The baby was taken to Ochsner Westbank, where doctors pronounced him dead at the scene.

After an autopsy showed the death to be a homicide, Normand said that police interviewed 17-year-old Arnold T. Ross, who described himself as the boyfriend of the baby’s mother.

Police say the autopsy report also noted multiple fractures throughout the body consistent with that of a beating. The child also had tears in the anus.

According to Normand, Ross initially told detectives the infant fell down the stairs while he was babysitting the child and stopped breathing.

Investigators say that a neighbor had heard loud noises coming from the apartment where the baby was later found dead.

According to Sheriff Normand: ” Ross admitted that while he was watching the infant, the child began to cry. As the crying continued, Ross confessed to beating the infant repeatedly. According to Ross, the child began to defecate on himself. Ross claims he placed his fingers inside the infant’s rectum in an attempt to clean up the child.”

Police booked Arnold Ross with one count of First Degree Murder and one count of Aggravated Rape.

Normand says Ross has a lengthy criminal history with arrests for Possession of Crack Cocaine, Possession of Marijuana, Obscenity, Battery on a Correctional Officer, 3 counts of Battery on a School Teacher, 3 counts of Theft, Illegal Carrying of a Weapon and Assault.

“25% of all sex offenders re-offend within 15 years”

………Sarah Tofte

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4 CommentsLeave a comment

  1. This occured because the kids' mom wanted a "thug" type person in her life. Well she got a genuine "thug", who probably raped this kid too. Now got to prison were you belong, and never get out!

  2. I guess this is everyone's fault…what kind of mother leaves a baby with scum like that…I guess the same kind of mother..what is it going to take to stop this kind of life style..the storm took care of most of them.

  3. Just noticing that the only comments left point to the mother as though she were almost more guilty than the piece of **** that abused and killed this innocent baby… Mama SHOULD have been a better decision maker, but I doubt if "mama" knew just what this guy would do. We don't know her story. But we KNOW what her boyfriend did.

    Put the blame where it belongs — square on the shoulders of the offender.

    The sad thing? He'll be out in a handful of years. 😦 That's how it seems to work.

  4. This kid is 17 and look at his record ? He was raised from a small child to be a thug.There IS no fixing this punk.Death is too good for him.He raped a baby..that's outside the lines of ANYTHING,ANY OTHER CRIME.LIFE IN GENERAL POPULAION PUNK,THEN WE'LL SEE HOW MUCH OF A THUG HE IS.


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