A Florida couple are facing murder charges after a 3-year-old girl was thrown against a wall last week and died of her injuries on Friday, police say.
The tragic tot, Brandy Crews, showed signs of horrific long-time abuse and had “hundreds of small scars” covering her body, according to arrest documents from the St. Petersburg Police Department.
His carers, Monica Williams, 33, and Daquan Lindsey, 24, now face homicide and child abuse charges in connection with the case.
Documents allege the couple tied the girl’s ankles and hands with shoelaces during some beatings, according to Fox 13.
Crews was found pulseless after first responders were called to the couple’s home on Tuesday.
She was rushed to a hospital where doctors managed to revive the unconscious child, who had suffered multiple fractures.
But doctors found she had no brain activity, and Crews succumbed to his injuries three days later.
Investigators said his beaten body had burns, cuts and other injuries.
Williams told police Lindsey threw the girl against a wall before she passed out last week.
Phone records, according to cops, suggest the couple did not call the police for half an hour after the girl lost consciousness.
Another boy from the home was also found with non-life-threatening injuries and was removed along with two other minors.
Williams said Lindsey had beaten Crews “countless times in the past,” according to the station.
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