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Mother And Her Boyfriend Team Up To Beat 4-Year-Old Boy To Death…You Won’t Believe Why

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A Pennsylvania couple has been charged with first-degree murder after they allegedly beat a 4-year-old boy to death for spilling his breakfast, AOL reports.
Murder charges were recently filed against Lisa Smith, 19, and her boyfriend, 26-year-old Keiff King, after an autopsy on Smith’s son, Tahjir, revealed that the child died from multiple blunt-force injuries, thermal injuries and shock.
Tahjir, 4, died on January 22 after Smith and King inflicted a “violent, sustained beating” on the young child to punish him for spilling his food, according to District Attorney Kevin Steele.
The boy’s mother confessed that she and King “laid the boy on the bed with his pants and underwear removed, grabbed a blue Levi’s sandal and repeatedly struck him.”
Smith admitted that King “punched Tahjir in the back of the head” during the brutal beating and when the child became unresponsive, he placed him in a scalding hot shower to try and wake him up.
Eventually, Smith, who was 6-months pregnant at the time, called the police.
Responding paramedics rushed Tahjir to a nearby hospital where he was tragically pronounced dead.
Both King and Smith are currently being held without bail. They are scheduled to appear in court on April 18 where they will enter their pleas.

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Chinenye Nwabueze

He is a Senior Lecturer in the Department of Mass Communication, Chukwuemeka Odumegwu Ojukwu University, COOU, (formerly Anambra State University), Igbariam Campus.

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  1. what is this world turning into bikonu?

  2. Uzor Cecilia Ifunanya

    Stupid woman! How could she join his lover in beating up her child?
    How could she even let him touch her son?
    May be the demonic man wanted him out of the way since his own baby is on the way so the whole care and attention will not be divided or better still, he had other terrible agendas
    I hope they rot in prison…
    God! I’m so angry

  3. No love, no care from parents no more

    Nawa ooooo

    Team Bouake
    Quiz no 2

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