Mother, Boyfriend Charged In Toddler’s Beating Death

CHICAGO (STMW) The mother of a 2-year-old girl and her boyfriend have been charged with murder after the toddler was found beaten to death during a court-approved visit Monday.

Anthony Prater, 37, and Angel Hill, 33, both of 8318 S. Burley, are charged with one count each of first-degree murder, Cook County State’s Attorney’s office spokeswoman Tandra Simonton said.

Angel Hill, 2, of 8328 S. Burley Ave. was pronounced dead at home at 7:45 a.m. Monday, the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office said.

A Tuesday autopsy revealed Angel died from multiple injuries and blunt trauma due to child abuse, and ruled the death a homicide, according to a spokesman for the Cook County Medical Examiner’s office.

DCFS was investigating allegations of neglect against the mother, agency spokesman Kendall Marlowe said Tuesday morning. “We’ve had prior substantiated allegations against this mother of abuse in 2006 and neglect in 2008,” he said.

“All three children of hers (including Angel) were already in DCFS custody in the care of a relative” when Angel died, Marlowe said. The girl’s death “occurred during a court-approved visitation with the mother.”

Prater and Hill are scheduled for a bond hearing Friday.

Sun-Times Media Wire

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