IRVING, TEXAS: The reports say a Texas mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with the murder of an 8-year-old child.
Authorities said in a press release that on Friday after they were dispatched to an unconscious person call and found the boy, Delmor Best-Curtis, at the Magnuson Hotel, lying on a bed “unresponsive”.
Records say the Irving Police Department arrested the mother of the child Leslie Curtis, 29, and her boyfriend Codie McCrory, 30.
Officials immediately noticed wounding, cuts, burns, and bite marks all over the victim’s body. The victim had blood on his head, facial swelling, and a clearly broken arm.
The police said in the press release, Curtis and McCrory had been in a relationship for less than a year.
They abused the boy for at least 10 days. The couple was residing at the hotel, and Delmor was not attending school.
“There are evil people in this world,” said Irving Police Officer Robert Reeves. “And this is some of the side effects of them being around children of what happens.”
The reports say police could “tell he was choked before because there were fingernail marks around the neck.” “Some of them are so graphic, it’s kind of disgusting to even talk about them,” Reeves said.
McCrory tried to put the boy “in the shower to get him to wake back up, but that was unsuccessful,” Reeves said.
“Curtis had seen the defendant kick the victim in the head on more than one occasion.”
However, the investigation is still ongoing.