Mom, boyfriend charged after Houston toddler dies

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Associated Press

Posted on April 29, 2014 at 3:32 PM

HOUSTON (AP) — A Houston woman and her boyfriend have been arrested in the death of her year-old son who allegedly was beaten with a belt.

Houston police on Tuesday announced 23-year-olds Trachell Foster and Damien Lamont Henderson are charged with injury to a child causing serious bodily injury.

Foster's son was transported to a hospital Friday where he was pronounced dead. Autopsy results are pending.

Investigators say Foster went to a job interview and left her son with her boyfriend.

Police say Henderson struck the toddler with a belt last Friday and during several previous incidents. Investigators found the boy had extensive internal injuries.

Foster and Henderson were being held Tuesday with bond set at $50,000 each. Online jail records do not list attorneys for the pair.

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