On July 29, 2020, Jefferson County Sheriff’s Deputies were called to the 100 block of Dalewood Manor Lane in Jefferson County to investigate a 2 month old who was unresponsive. According to initial reports, AmariRuffin had been sleeping with his father when it was discovered that he was not breathing. The child was transported to Children’s Hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
After the Jefferson County Coroner’s Office completed their autopsy examination, it was determined that the child died from blunt force trauma to the head. There were also previously acquired injuries discovered during the examination.
After reviewing the evidence with the Coroner’s Office and the Jefferson County District Attorney’s Office, warrants were issued for the charge of Capital Murder against Jamarius Ruffin.
Jamarius Ruffin was taken into custody today and placed in the Jefferson County Jail with no bond.