MAYWOOD, Ill. (CBS) — Murder charges have been filed against a Maywood woman and her boyfriend, who both appeared in court today accused of killing the woman’s 1-year-old son before faking his abduction prompting an Amber Alert earlier this week, reports WBBM’s Mike Krauser.
Prosecutors say Lakeshia Baker beat her son Bryeon Hunter to death. They say she regularly beat the boy with a belt and made him sit long periods of time on the toilet.
When the boy died on April 16, prosecutors say. Baker and her boyfriend Michael Scott made a plan to tell police the boy had been kidnapped by three Hispanic men and she even picked three out in a police mug book.