Camden man admits beating child to death

March 29, 2011 10:04:55 AM PDT
A New Jersey man has admitted punching and kicking a 9-year-old and waiting a day to seek medical attention for the boy, who died.

Vincent Williams pleaded guilty to aggravated manslaughter on Monday.

The 28-year-old Camden resident is expected to be sentenced to a 30-year prison term next month.

Williams told a judge he beat his girlfriend's son, Jamar Cruz, in their apartment last year.

New Jersey's child welfare agency closed its file on the family four months before the child was beaten to death.

The Division of Youth and Family Services became involved after Williams was accused of beating the boy with a belt in 2007. He later pleaded guilty.