ORLANDO, Fla. (FOX 35 WOFL) - An Orange County man accused of torturing a 2-year-old to death was back in court on Wednesday.
The man petitioned to get out on bond, but the little boy's father is asking the judge to not let him out. He explained that the pain he feels over the loss of his son is indescrible and that he does not want anyone else to feel that kind of torture. He added that "I wish I could hold my son and speak with him, but that isn't going to happen. Please don't take my son's death lightly."
The judge denied Pursglove request after discovering that he broke court orders. Pursglove's mother told the judge that she had taken the toddler's mother to visit him in jail, despite court orders against it.
"Your son did not explain to you that no contact meant no contact either directly, indirectly or through a third party?" the judge asked the mother. The mother responded "no."
In June 2018, two-year-old Jayce Martin was found dead in a pool of vomit. Police say he was malnourished and bruised.
Jonathan Pursglove was the boyfriend of the toddler's 24-year-old mother. Both are accused of torturing the little boy to death. Police say that the boy was abused and the mom never took him to the hospital to get help.
Pursglove is charged with aggravated manslaughter of a child.
Both suspects have waived their right a speedy trial, which is now scheduled for July.