Police accuse a New Jersey man of fatally beating his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son - because the toddler DARED to stand up for his mama. Zachary Tricoche is alleged to have told the young boy to “put up his hands” and fight before he delivered the DEATH BLOWS to the baby.
Zachary was arraigned Tuesday on murder charges but didn’t enter a plea. His bail was set at $1 million cash.
It all started when Zachary and his girlfriend began arguing because he didn’t like the groceries she bought.
Prosecutors say that Zach pushed his girlfriend, and her 2-year-old became UPSET - and tried to defend his mother. That's when Zachary allegedly exploded.
Police say that Zachary allegedly punched the boy twice in the torso and the child hit his head on the wall, knocking him out.
The boy, photo'd above died from his injuries.