Jealous that his son "preferred his mother," a Queens dad fatally beat his 7-month-old, the latest in a rash of violence against small children in the borough, officials said Wednesday. "Toughen up!" Larry Greene yelled at the crying child before punching him in the chest, prosecutors charged.

Xiah stopped breathing moments later, and died Tuesday night at Queens Hospital Center, the fourth child in the borough to die at the hands of a guardian in five weeks.... Xiah had a bruise on his scalp, two bruises on the neck and five bruises on the chest that showed imprints of an adult's knuckles, officials said.

In other ECDAMAAF news: um... maybe this guy's kids should've been taken away from him after he named his seven-month-old son "Jihad."