Florida mom charged in son’s beating death says his ghost comforts her

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(WFLA) — A Florida woman who was arrested for her 2-year-old son’s beating death claimed her ghost has been comforting her while her boyfriend remains behind bars.

Victoria Toth and her boyfriend, Johnathan Pursglove, 26, of Orlando, were charged with aggravated manslaughter in the 2018 death of Toth’s son, Jayce Martin, WFTV reported.

The boy reportedly suffered a “sucker punch” that was hard enough to drive his spine through his intestines, the news station reported, citing a medical examiner. He was also malnourished and could have been saved had he seen a doctor, the report states.

Toth has since been released from jail and the couple has been staying in contact as she awaits trial, despite being ordered not to. Toth got away with visiting Pursglove in jail due to a clerical error, according to the news station.

The report sheds light on the couple’s conversations during those visits, which mostly focused on Jayce.

“I talk to Jayce and he tells me that this is something that we are supposed to go through,” Toth said. “Hearing Jayce tell me that we’re going to get through it gives me something to hold onto.”

The couple also spoke with Pursglove’s mother about the possibility of his car being impounded.

“He goes and sits down at his desk, looks something up on the computer, probably at what your charges were or some kind of crap and goes ‘we can’t do anything,'” Pursglove’s mother said, according to jailhouse records.

Phone calls revealed Toth once believed her son’s ghost was following her around and playing pranks. 

She is due back in court in July. 

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