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DENVER, CO. (THECOUNT) — Jennie Bunsom, of Denver, has been identified as the 16-year-old female accused of killing her 7-year-old nephew, Jordan Vong, after she refused to play video games with the boy. Bunsom is the boy’s aunt.
Bunsom was charged with first-degree murder after deliberation and first-degree murder by a person in a position of trust (victim under the age of 12) in the death of Vong.
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Bunsom was arrested Aug. 8 after the boy’s body was discovered inside his family’s home on Aug. 7. The boy was reported missing around 4:30 p.m. on Aug. 6.
Bunsom told police Vong had gone down to her basement bedroom and asked to play video games. He became upset when she refused and laid on her bed. She pushed him off and he started to cry. She “placed her hand over Jordan’s mouth and plugged his nose as Jordan began to struggle for a few minutes,” the statement read. When he stopped moving, she put the body under her bed, then wrapped it in a blanket and put it in a portable closet. source
Police found the body the next day after executing a search warrant to enter Vong’s family’s Montbello home. He had been missing for more than 24 hours.
Bunsom was arrested Aug. 8 on investigation on a first-degree murder charge.
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