Mom, boyfriend charged in beating death of 2-year-old boy

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Mom And Boyfriend Charged In Beating Death Of 2-Year-Old Boy

Credit: DaytonDailyNews

A Texas community is reeling after the death of a 2-year-old boy following a severe beating over the weekend.

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According to KTRK, the Houston toddler died after being beaten by a belt and burned by a hot object, authorities said.

The child’s mother, Lynette Monique Gasper-Washington, and her boyfriend, Rajfik Keating, reportedly have been arrested and charged with aggravated assault injury to a child.

Firefighters were called to an apartment complex on Creekbend Drive in southwest Houston about 10 p.m. Saturday, officials said.

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The child was found unresponsive and was taken to Southwest Memorial Hermann Hospital but later died, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Officials said the boy appeared to have suffered multiple injuries.