St. Louis foster mother charged with boy's fatal beating

11 months 2 weeks 5 days ago Tuesday, May 02 2017 May 2, 2017 Tuesday, May 02, 2017 9:24:00 AM CDT May 02, 2017 in News
Source: AP
By: The Associated Press

ST. LOUIS (AP) — A St. Louis foster mother has been charged with fatally beating a 3-year-old boy 17 months ago.

The St. Louis Post-Dispatch reports that 28-year-old Christina Bell was charged Friday with child abuse resulting in the death of Daylen Brown. Bell told detectives she had "primary care, custody and control" of Daylen when he was injured in December 2015. He died a St. Louis hospital several hours after police responded.

No attorney is listed for her in online court records.

Court records say he had a lacerated liver. Daylen's cause of death was abdominal blunt trauma, and ruled a homicide.

Asked about the timing of the charges, the prosecutor's office said an investigation has been under way.

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