Father Arrested For Allegedly Trying To Convince Teen Son To Kill Himself

Anthonly Lewis allegedly grabbed a shotgun, thrust it into his son’s arms, and forced the boy’s hands over the trigger.

Odenton, MD – A Maryland father has been arrested for allegedly physically abusing his 14-year-old son and giving the boy a shotgun when he confided that he was struggling with suicidal thoughts.

Anthony Lewis, 46, allegedly grabbed a shotgun, thrust it into his son’s arms, and forced the boy’s hands over the trigger, WMAR reported.

“Do it – just do it,” he instructed, according to court documents. “End it now.”

The teen ultimately fled the room and locked himself in his bedroom, WMAR reported.

The boy told police about the incident – and many others – after they responded to his high school on Nov. 20, WJZ reported.

According to the teen, Lewis assaulted him multiple times between Jan. 19 and June 30.

On at least three occasions, he allegedly beat the boy with a belt, hitting him approximately 20 times during each attack, leaving him with welts and bruises, ABC News reported.

Lewis allegedly strangled the teen during one assault, according to WJZ.

“I saw weird colors in my eyes and it started turning black,” he told investigators.

The boy recalled that his legs and arms began to tingle, and that he felt like he was about to lose consciousness.

Early in 2019, Lewis took the teen out of school under the premise of homeschooling, but allegedly forced him to do various chores around the house instead, WJZ reported.

Once his daily tasks were complete, the boy was forced to sit in his bedroom without electronics or any means of communication, he said.

If he had to use the bathroom, he had to ask permission first, he told investigators.

The teen said that he had become “numb to these things,” WJZ reported.

Lewis has been charged with assisted suicide by providing means, failure to send a child to school, firearm use, second-degree child abuse, reckless endangerment, second-degree assault, and first-degree assault, according to ABC News.

He was booked into the Jennifer Road Detention Center, where he was being held without bond.

Lewis’ preliminary hearing has been scheduled for Dec. 23.

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Mama1959
Mama1959

POS

TrueAmerican
TrueAmerican

Yes my eyes filled with tears reading this. This POS better get some serious time! Praying that boy gets the help he needs 🙏🏼😕

Scattered
Scattered

I wonder how long he has been abusing this boy? I think its been going on a long time. Theres more horror Im sure. God Bless this boy and throw the book at that pos sub human.

Rj's
Rj's

I can't think of why but let's see go ahead do it and with that, the boy fled and stopped, the I am going to kill myself {that's bad reverse psychology}, locked in the room I am guessing that was by voice and not physical lock, He is wrong, yes and the rest was long enough that its word and belief, not fact, hospital records, bruises so.. Bad Person Yes, today's Idea is Guilty before Proof, condemn before Judgement It's our world that breed this kind of thing, I hope the child gets a safe home but what will make him happy so many questions need to be answered

LEO0301
LEO0301

Where was mom during all of this?

bryantrent
bryantrent

So sad hope the boy gets some help

gwiborg
gwiborg

Yes, this is certainly an egregious pattern of conduct, IF TRUE. Please, let's remember that this man has all of his constitutional rights, including the right to be considered INNOCENT UNTIL HE IS PROVEN TO BE GUILTY.

Raymelson
Raymelson

I think I'll wait until after the trial before I comment

NickyJ
NickyJ

I pray some one will give this young man a home and a second chance for a wonderful life. As for his sperm donor just dropped dead no one will miss you.

Stanracer
Stanracer

The usual suspect. No father of the year award for this asshole. Hope the boy gets some therapy.

vwiles34
vwiles34

If the accusations are true this dude needs to be put in a cell with bubba for a few years.

Rascal1966
Rascal1966

If the allegations are true, what a sorry POS human being you are!! I and my siblings suffered unspeakable abuses by our so called parents. My step-father even held a gun to my head. This was back in the 80's. Luckily I got out but we are still living with the scars!

CinHadad
CinHadad

Heartbreaking. I hope this pos gets what he deserves & this young man gets help.

pixiepup
pixiepup

This is so sad to do this to a child. He will hardly get anything as punishment. They don’t even do anything serious to people who rape children. They will treat this as nothing. 😥😡

Ladyfluterby
Ladyfluterby

What a disgusting POS!!!!!!