Knoxville Toddler Critically Injured, Mother’s Boyfriend Charged

KNOXVILLE (KDKA) – A Knoxville man is facing charges after he allegedly assaulted a two-year-old boy.

William Detillo is the boyfriend of the victim’s mother. He called 911 saying the boy had fallen out of bed.

When paramedics arrived at 303 Arabella Street, they found the boy had critical injuries and rushed him to Children’s Hospital.

Pittsburgh police say the boy suffered acute massive brain trauma, abdominal trauma and bruising to his face and body.

Investigators say the injuries were not consistent with falling out of bed.

Detillo is facing charges of aggravated assault and endangering the welfare of a child.

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  • Jane Box

    they are getting married.. how sweet. what did he do fall out of bed and hit a train. think of a better excuse.

  • Blades of Steel


  • Jeff Cocarro

    I agree with Steelers

  • Chris Hopkns

    I am

  • Marilea

    What do those comments have to do with the story????????
    A young child was seriously injured do to abuse.

  • Lazz Tantalo

    I think you mean DUE to abuse….

  • Steve

    Will say a prayer for the child-

  • Lavon Butler

    once again…how many more stories like this do we have to hear about?? Give your children up for adoption…there are people out there who will love and nuture these kids. If you don’t want them and are willing to leave them with just anyone you are sleeping with, sorry but that is not good enough! Too many children are being abused because the parent decided they should be left with the boyfriend or girlfriend. Imagine the terror the child has been put through.

    • bonnie evans


      • Geogre Gaines

        Well she knows now don’t she

    • kylesmom

      This has to do with a mother leaving her child with her “boyfriend”, probably 1 who she’s met on the internet with no idea of his background. GROW UP WOMEN and start being pickyabout who you let your children around!!!! If you want the single life again, give those poor babies up and give them a chance at a good life!

      • Moi

        Prolly not!!!! If you dont know the people involved, dont ASSUME!!! Its not appealing at all…..

  • Lk

    No one said anything about abuse. You are assuming this. ASSUME = Make an ass out of u and me.
    Maybe it was abuse, maybe not, we need to wait for the full story.

    • Dan

      Hey stupid, his ex went on about 10 min how he drug her up and down the street and beat the bejesus out of her…your a ass…kids need protecting from people like this!

  • heather riker

    I happen to have a child with william detillo and though i never experienced violence at his hand or against my child he did have a very nasty side and i feel deeply for the child because the child is totally innocent of those two messed up individuals tryn to play house. she is not a nice person and neither is he. but i pray that the baby comes thru this and never subjected to that mess. and he will never as i told him and that heifer be around my kid ever.

    • bonnie evans


    • #1mom

      Good for you but MAKE IT LEGAL! I also, unfortunately, have a loser sperm donor but have NEVER let him near my child and never will, which meant me struggling to make it without welfare OR child support. I did it, it wasn’t easy but it CAN be done without living off of welfare!

  • Shaquina

    I gots a baby wif him two…he a good daddy and pay da bills

    • shaquina

      get a job ‘shaquina’ and get off welfare, stay off your back & get an education . . . for your ‘child’s sake!

      • jessica kaufman

        yea this shaquina girl does not have a baby to bill. i dated him for years and all of his kids, he either doesnt see or has a pfa and isnt aloud to see him. who ever you are.. we aint talking about the same william detillo so yea. your a loser for even trying to defend someone you dont know

    • J

      Girrrrrrrllllllllll you know you aught to be ashamed of yourself with that type of grammar. Go get your GED please. Just ridiculous.

  • LK

    Now that the story is out, we can say abuse. As for anything his ex said it was not mentioned in the first report here online. I do not get to “watch” the news, only read it here.

  • CJ

    A childhood friend is being accused of a horrible crime and his bitter spiteful babys mom keeps lying to the news not mentioning that she stalked him for years and ran him over with her car and its actually him who has the restraining order on her! Yes he dont want you but that doesnt mean put him in jail for maybe the rest of his life! She really tried saying he tortured his daughter!!!! He loves…. his daughter and she uses that child as a pawn! WOW I cant remember a time that girl even let him have his kid without it being a scheme just to see him. He most likely won’t live to see thirty any ways and she just wants to trash his name all because shes bitter! I have know Billy my whole life and he has never became violent with me nor any of my nephews or niece. I HOPE I DONT HAVE TO NOTE WHICH BM IM TALKING ABOUT!

    • johnny69

      he’s agooooood boy. Betcha he doesn’t have a job yet he can find these pigs to have his kids

      • CJ

        IF YOU KNEW ANYTHING ABOUT HIM YOU WOULD KNOW HE CAN”T WORK BECAUSE OF HIS HEALTH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Its not what you hear its what you know… go away!

      • twosides

        his health cj? what? is he on SS for being a druggie? if so, thats total BS.

      • disgusted

        For someone with ‘health’ issues and can’t work, he sure can make them welfare babies that HE CAN’T SUPPORT, can’t he?

    • Geogre Gaines

      Well CJ All I can say umless you were there you can not say he did not do it lets let it play out in court .We dont really know what happen but the cops do so lets let theem work this out but if he did it LOCK HIS @#$ UP AND LOST THE KEY HE WILL NOT NEED IT AND LET HIM WAIT FOR HIS DAY TO MEET WITH GOD

  • CJ

    LMAO Did you ever take a look a the kids stomach? He’s been in numerous surgery’s since who knows when and his life span ain’t going past thirty! He’s constantly in and out of the ER and no its not for drugs buddy its for pain!

    • disgusted

      So he’s addicted to pain killers then? If he’s so “sick” how does he make them babies that he CAN’T AFFORD to care for? Perhaps he should get himself sterilized, then he can get some more pain pills AND not bring anymore children into this world that HE CAN’T AFFORD TO TAKE CARE OF!!!

      I’ve never heard of a disability because of stomach ‘pains’. Please elaborate, surgeries for what????

      • to: digusted and steve t.

        i think its really funny that people wanna say hes addicted to pain killers and hes a drugy or whatever when they have no room to talk cause they got their own problems with drugs people should really think and look in the mirror before speaking

      • Steve Traficante

        yes he is addicted to pain killers

    • leah niznik

      Nikki fink quit defending him and say all you have to say about me it makes feel good defend his chrons aww poor baby no you should be talking about that little boy laying in a hospital bed I had homicide detectives at my house my daughter meet detectives and how does he have a pfa on me ur so dumb take care of your kids and thank god it didn’t happened to your son or daughter

      • ammused

        girl you must got nothing better to do with your damn time then to be in other peoples life like really does billy and his family mean that much to you that you stll must try and put your two cents in and be part of every little thing that goes on hunny i think its about that time for you to grow up and move on

    • Geogre Gaines


  • 2taTango

    Everyone knows he is worthless when it comes to income. Its know at the door but that don’t stop them girls from chasing him all over town like complete lunatics. It takes two to tango and If you choose to have a child to someone with no income than that sounds like your issue not his…..

    • disgusted

      Good point, either way WE, TAX PAYING, WORKING CITIZENS are paying for them babies while he keeps making them. For someone who supposedly won’t live past 30, WHY would you want to make kids that you won’t see grow up? Sounds like a bunch of excuses to me from his friends who CHOOSE TO IGNORE the obvious .. . he’s a loser

  • SP

    Its called Crohns Disease and Ulcerative Colitis….

  • Sharon

    I can’t imagine the fear that little boy felt. Let’s not lose sight of the real VICTIM here. May God bless the child and his family.

    • SP

      Amen!!!! Pleasse keep that precious baby in your thoughts and prayers :)

    • leah niznik

      Haha it happened at ur house sharon you saw the whole thing go down nd watched billy boy do it all

      • Sharon

        I do no know any of the parties involved. So quit assuming you know everything about everybody. Put your energy on praying for that baby.

    • bonnie evans

      thank you so much for really understanding who the real VICTIM is. hes a fighter is going to make it through all this!!!!!!! ( sharon you left mess on thurs at 9:57pm)

      • Monie

        I pray for the little boys FULL recovery however some of the blame has to be placed on the mother. It’s a classic case of the vicious domestic violence cycle at it’s finest. Typically the cycle continues and it ends w one of the partners dying or being injuredb thus ending the cycle. Unfortunatley in this instance, it’s the child being seriously injured that has ended the cycle this is very sad. Mom you could have prevented this. How do you have a PFA on someone and they are babysitting your baby? You knew he had violent tendencies and anger management issues how is he even in your home ALONE w/ your child? How In addition to that when he dragged you up and down Arabella(Arabella is a very LONG street, I use to live on Arabella I know) Why would you allow this man back in your home for any reason. Only God can judge you but the lesson I hope you learned is we as mothers have to make responsible decisions when comes to the welfare of our children. We should not be making decisions that benefit ourselves. When you have children it’s no longer about you as a person it’s God, Child/children, you and family. If you keep that order you can surely prevent tragedies like this from happening in the future. God bless you and your family.

      • OMG

        The one that was dragged up the street and the mother of the child injured are 2 diffrent people!!! Pay attention b4 you post something….

  • Pens

    What I would give to get in a locked room with this punk. Crush his face and arms

  • somone

    Just because he happened to be the one to call 911, doesn’t mean he did anything. Where was the mother prior to the incident? Maybe she did something and is trying to set him up…or maybe she did it and the fall from the bed aggravated the injuries. And, I know he has ALWAYS paid for his children. He had to work more than 1 job at a time to make his child support payments

    • leah niznik

      Hey he gets ssi he doesn’t have to pay us child support he’s never pAid for anything for his kids

    • bonnie evans

      maybe you need to pay attention to the news this monster did this no matter what

      • it does matter

        I believe he did, too. It really doesn’t add up – the story he told. Standing up for the child – that’s ALL that matters. We (as a society) cannot let these monsters get away with not being held accountable for their dispicable actions and ever risking that they victimize another child.

  • advocate

    A child does not acquire massive brain trauma from falling out of a bed unless the child fell from the top bunk of bunkbeds which if a two year old is sleeping that high up is ridiculous in itself. The boyfriend lied saying the child injuries were due to falling out of a bed, so he was lying to protect himself or his girl. Both should be under investigation. I only pray that that child has a chance at a half normal life=(

  • Bobbie

    lWake up & smell the coffee defenders. Illness or not does not give this grown man authority to beat a child to within inches of his life. What goes around comes around. One day he’ll get his just reward. Maybe someone will beat him the way he beat that child so he knows what it feels like.

    • opinion

      correct,no person has any right to do such ahorrible thing to a child..over a what??
      lazy person who wants to pl;ay video games?????
      he deserves to die himself this person who did this..

  • Dan

    Can’t work or doesn’t want to? he seems to have no problem beating up little kids..could he do that if he wasn’t able bodied? I hate you liberal people, your ruining the world

    • disgusted

      I agree!!!

  • SP

    I have a child with him, his 1st born and welfare dont pay for my son!! I pay for my son. My husband and myself both have full time jobs and I dont recieve ANYTHING from the state. And no, he dosent pay child support because he cant work and the SSI can not be attached for it, but if I call him and say my son needs something, he tries his best to get it. I first hand have never experienced any violence from him and as far as my son says neither has he. But what happened has happened. You cant change the past – You can only move on to the future and right now a precious little boy is fighting to have a future!!!!! Can we focus on whats important?!?!?! Pray that this amazing little boy makes it thru the unfortunate experiences he had to endure and that this mother dosent loose her only child!!!!!!

  • Pittsbuirgh

    Sokme people do not deserve to have a child…
    and should be spayed or neutered

  • Myself

    Some people

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