Lord Pardo killed 18-month old boy he was babysitting
MINEOLA, N.Y. – Nassau County District Attorney Madeline Singas announced that a Uniondale man was sentenced today to five to 15 years in prison for manslaughter in the death of a toddler who he was caring for while the child’s mother went to work in October 2015.
Lord Pardo, 28, was convicted by a jury on June 29 of Manslaughter in the 2nd Degree (a C felony). The trial, before Acting Supreme Court Justice Jerald Carter, lasted four weeks and the jury deliberated for approximately two days.
“Instead of caring for and protecting this precious child, this defendant brutally beat 18 month-old Mason Robinson, causing injuries that tragically took his young life, and today’s sentence holds him accountable for this truly despicable crime,” DA Singas said. “No sentence can erase the pain of losing a child and my heart goes out to the victim’s family.”
DA Singas said that the victim’s mother had dropped her 18-month old son, Mason Robinson, off at Pardo’s Uniondale home at approximately 7 a.m. on October 11, 2015. Pardo, who is not related to Robinson, was also babysitting his infant daughter.
The toddler was severely beaten and suffered from massive abdominal injuries, including a lacerated liver, internal bleeding, and other injuries caused by Pardo. The victim was pronounced deceased at approximately 2:57 p.m. that afternoon by medical personnel at North Shore LIJ Syosset Hospital.
After a short investigation, the defendant was arrested by Nassau County Police Department Homicide Detectives on October 12, 2015.
Deputy Executive District Attorney Kyle Rose-Louder and Deputy Chief Jessica Cepriano of DA Singas’ County Court Bureau prosecuted the case. Pardo is represented by Jeff Groder, Esq.