BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — Clint Mason, the man accused of killing 8-year-old Ger'mya Amirah Alexander, allegedly admitted to assaulting her with a belt, a metal cane and his hands multiple times over several hours until she was covered with injuries, according to court documents filed with the Kern County Superior Court.
According to the documents, Mason, 37, admitted to assaulting Alexander on March 18 in an attempt to get her to complete household chores because "she didn't finish her homework."
Instead of seeking medical attention for the child after the assault, Mason reportedly told police he took her to her bedroom for the night. The documents said he allegedly found her unresponsive later that night.
The documents said Mason told the girl's mother, then fled to Los Angeles instead of reporting the incident. He was arrested the next day in Inglewood.
Mason is charged with first-degree murder, torture and willful cruelty to a child.
He’s scheduled to be formally arraigned on Monday.