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Prosecutors seek more time for death review in case of Las Vegas child found in freezer

Brandon Toseland accused of killing 4-year-old Mason Dominguez
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Brandon Toseland
Posted at 9:32 AM, Apr 15, 2022
and last updated 2022-04-15 14:44:00-04

LAS VEGAS (KTNV) — Prosecutors have asked for more time for a death review in the case of a 4-year-old boy who was found dead inside a freezer at a home in Las Vegas.

Brandon Toseland appeared in court virtually on Friday where a judge scheduled him for arraignment on May 5.

Toseland is accused of killing Mason Dominguez and then storing the child's body inside a freezer. He may face the death penalty.

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His court appearance on Friday comes as new evidence reveals a history of abuse against 4-year-old Mason Dominguez.

Court records show that Mason's mom had withdrawn him from school in early September at the request of Toseland. According to the documents, Toseland asked he be taken out because teachers would get suspicious of constant bruising on his body.

Just three months later Mason was killed.

Watch the court appearance below.

WATCH FULL | Brandon Toseland appears in court

Pictures obtained by 13 Action News outline what happened the night of Feb. 22, when police found his small body.

Detectives believe Mason had been in the freezer for at least 10 weeks. Court documents also show that Toseland went to great lengths to conceal the boy's murder including digging a hole in his backyard. Police believe it may have been a potential grave.

According to Mason's mother, Toseland told her that her son was dead on Dec. 17. and that he had woken up in the middle of the night to see Mason not breathing. Authorities say Toseland never called the police to help revive Mason.

For continuing overage of this case, visit ktnv.com/ChildDeathInvestigation.