A Pennsylvania couple has been charged with murder after beating to death their 4-year-old boy. The couple’s affidavit suggests that the boy was savagely beaten after admitting to spilling a bowl of cereals. Suspects are in custody and awaiting their hearing scheduled for the 31st of January.
Pennsylvania Couple Murders Son Over Spilled Cereal
On Tuesday evening, the Pennsylvania authorities were summoned to Willow Grove, to the house of Lisa Smith and Keiff King to what appeared to be a case of domestic abuse. When the authorities arrived, they’ve found an unresponsive four-year-old boy with trauma signs on the body.
Lisa,19, and Keiff, 26, were arrested and charged with murder. Later that day, the Pennsylvania couple admitted beating the child after he admitted spilling a bowl of cereal. According to the couple, Tahjir, their son, was sitting at the table, when he accidentally knocked over a ceramic bowl.
Although reluctant at first, the boy confessed his deed. However, instead of forgiving him, Keiff and Lisa decided that a harsher punishment is required. Keiff got up from the table and repeatedly punched the 4-year-old boy in the back of his head.
After that, the boy was stripped naked, and the Pennsylvania couple took turns in hitting him over the buttocks with a slipper. The inhumane treatment continued for a while until Keiff realized that the child has slipped out of consciousness.
According to the police report, the couple took the child to the shower and blasted him alternately with cold and warm water. Unfortunately, Tahjir passed away due to the injuries he sustained. The coroner’s report revealed that this wasn’t the first time Tahjir received such a treatment, the boy having several cracked ribs.
The Pennsylvania couple was arrested and charged with aggravated assault and attempted murder. Both are being held on a $1 million bond. Their preliminary hearing is scheduled for the 31st of January.
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