Babysitter charged in death of boy, 5, after home surveillance showed her 'kicking him in head because he wet his pants'

A FIVE-year-old boy died after he was allegedly kicked in the head by his babysitter who was furious that he had wet his pants.

Laurren J. Courtney, 22, from Las Vegas, was caught attacking the child on surveillance cameras.

She was babysitting Ryan Peralto and his sister on March 11 while their parents were at work, the Las Vegas Review-Journal reported.

Kaiea Peralto had installed home security cameras after his daughter told him that Courtney had hurt Ryan on another occasion.

He told authorities that he checked the camera on his phone while he was on his work breaks.

When he checked he saw Ryan lying motionless on the couch while Courtney was cleaning fluids off the floor.

Concerned, he called Courtney, who said Ryan had vomited blood.

According to (Courtney), when Ryan urinated himself today, that was the final straw that triggered her anger.

He left work immediately and on his way home he checked the video from earlier that day, which showed Courtney allegedly kicking Ryan in the head.

Ryan died the next day after suffering damage to the brain, skull, liver, spleen and intestines.

Upon her arrest, she told cops that she had gotten angry when Ryan had wet his pants and shoved him – causing him to hit his head on the floor.

"(Courtney) stated this is a continual problem and she is tired of having to clean up after him multiple times, week after week," a police report said.

"According to (Courtney), when Ryan urinated himself today, that was the final straw that triggered her anger."

Courtney now faces a first-degree murder charge related to child abuse. She is scheduled to appear in court May 18. 

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