(WXIA) — One woman picked up a baseball bat and repeatedly struck a three-year-old boy in the head while her sister spanked the boy on his bottom, all for taking a cupcake from the kitchen, court documents state.
That’s what an indictment handed down against the two women Tuesday alleges.
Police were called to a home on Cleveland Avenue in Southwest Atlanta on Oct. 21. They found paramedics performing CPR on 3-year-old Kejuan Mason.
At the time, the boy’s guardian, 25-year-old Glenndria Morris, told police that the boy choked on a cupcake. She said another man tried to perform CPR, and said that emergency response took too long.
The police report states that Morris then changed her story, saying that the boy had choked on the cupcake, but then it was removed and he appeared to be OK. They said he went to sleep and when they checked on him, he was unresponsive and they called 911.
Paramedics told police that it appeared the 3-year-old had not been breathing for a while. The child was transported to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead.
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