DJ Quik’s daughter, 21-year-old Davieanna Marlena Blake, was arrested for murder with 24-year-old Darnell Moses Alvarez in Phoenix.
Blake & Alvarez are charged with murdering their 2-year-old son. The cause of death was a beating as the child’s injuries showed a lacerated liver, severe internal bleeding and multiple bruises.
A witness told investigators that they heard Alvarez disciplining and spanking the child for wetting the bed, which they called “excessive.” Alvarez had allegedly whipped the child with a belt and Blake was too scared to intervene, because she thought it would upset him more.
Blake claimed she went to work, and when she returned the child was lethargic and not breathing. The couple continued to argue over taking him to the hospital, as Alvarez admitted to spanking the boy with a woven belt after he soiled himself earlier in the day