The mother of four-year-old Mason Dominguez wrongly filed a lawsuit against a man accused of killing the child and hiding his body in a freezer.
Mason’s body was discovered last month inside the garage of Brandon Toseland, 35, inside a trash bag. According to detectives, the boy had been there for at least 10 weeks.
The 28-year-old mother of the boy and her two children, Mason and a seven-year-old girl, moved into Toseland’s house last March.
The mother said she had been locked in her room and away from her children for months.
“From March to July 2021, Toseland began to systematically alienate [the mother] from her family and friends, with a small but increasing increase in dominant and controlling behaviors,” reads the lawsuit.
The lawsuit alleges that Toseland installed a video camera system throughout the house. He then banned the mother from seeing her child starting in July 2021.
The mother was locked in another room and claimed that Toseland had control of her phone and social media accounts.
According to police, when Toseland was arrested last month, he was already in possession of his mother’s cell phone.
The note stated that the girl’s mother was being held against her will and that she did not know what had happened to her brother.
Mason’s mother says she hasn’t seen her son since December 11 and is worried he may be dead.
According to court documents, Toseland told the boy’s mother that Mason was ill in early December. He said he found the boy unconscious but would not let the mother see him.
“At the beginning of December 2021, [the mother] came home from work and Mason appeared ill,” read court documents.
“[The mother] wanted to take him to the doctor, but Toseland told her he would help him and take care of him.”
Toseland told the mother he locked Mason in his bedroom for a few days and then announced that the boy was dead. He declares his death is an accident.
“[The mother] noticed that her son Mason often had bruises and Toseland told her the dog shoved him, or he fell, often explaining his injuries were accidental,” reads the lawsuit. .
MOTHER CALLS A NOTE TO Daughter
Then the boy’s mother began to write letters to her daughter. According to the lawsuit, she wrote the notes while she was alone in Toseland’s car as he dropped her daughter off at school.
On February 20 and February 21, mother and daughter can sleep in the same bed. That’s when the mother told her daughter she was going to give “important notes” to her teacher.
On February 22, the mother put the bills in her daughter’s sock.
Later that day, Toseland was arrested on suspicion of kidnapping after noticing a handcuff was attached to the car where the mother was sitting.
Toseland was charged with two counts of kidnapping and one count of public murder in the death of Mason Dominguez.
He had previously been charged with domestic violence and had been asked to attend counseling, according to arrest records.
Toseland will appear in court in April.
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