The Las Vegas boy’s alleged killer, 4, has been asked to attend an impulse control counseling session
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) – The Las Vegas man accused of killing a child and hiding his body in a freezer for several months had previously been charged with domestic violence and was told to attend a counseling session, records show of the 8 News Now I team.
Brandon Toseland, 35, faces two counts of kidnapping and one count of outright murder in the death of 4-year-old Mason Dominguez.
Dominguez’s body was discovered Tuesday in Toseland’s garage in the Northeast Valley, hidden in a garbage bag in a freezer. Detectives believe Mason has been there for at least 10 weeks and that a large hole in the backyard could be a potential grave, the 8 News Now I team first reported Wednesday.
Dominguez’s mother met Toseland through her husband, who died in January 2021, her attorney Stephen Stubbs said. She said she was locked in a room and separated from her children for months.
Court documents show Toseland pleaded nolo contendere to a domestic battery charge in 2019, meaning he accepted a guilty plea but admitted no guilt.
The charges stem from an incident in which Toseland was accused of arguing with a woman and hitting her over allegations she cheated on him in 2018, a police report said. During the argument, Toseland reportedly punched the woman in the face, police said.
Toseland reportedly left the apartment after the incident but returned about an hour later, police said. He then hit the woman again, grabbed her phone, and called 911, police said.
Toseland then left. Police noted in the report that they did not know his current address.
In September 2019, a subway police officer stopped Toseland for failing to yield to pedestrians on a sidewalk, police wrote in a report. While going through his name, the officer found the search warrant for the household battery charge.
Toseland was then transferred to Clark County Detention Center. He waived his right to a jury trial and was ordered to take an 8-hour impulse control course, records showed.
A judge also ordered Toseland to do 48 hours of community service and pay a fine, records showed.
Court filings show Toseland completed impulse control counseling in December 2019.
A judge eventually sentenced Toseland to 90 days in prison, which was suspended.
Toseland is due to appear in court on Monday over the latest kidnapping and murder allegations.