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    DC - Xavier Lyles, 3, beaten to death, Washington DC, 24 June 2014


    Three-year-old Xavier Lyles was found dead June 24 in a home in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road. His mother, Frances Lyles, was arrested Tuesday and charged with first-degree felony murder...

    Officers also spoke with the Lyles' neighbors, who reported hearing "screaming, hollering and cries for several minutes and then it was [quiet]" the night before police found Xavier dead.

    According to documents, Xavier suffered a slew of injuries, including liver lacerations, hemorrhaging of the bowels, heart and kidney, bruising all over his body, and internal bleeding.

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    Jul 2014
    The other side of the rainbow
    That poor baby.

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    September 2014:

    for weeks after the incident, Lyles misled authorities and told them she never struck her children and then allowed an investigator to believe that her boyfriend was responsible for her son’s injuries. Lyles told authorities she left her boyfriend with her son for about 30 minutes on the evening before he was found dead in his bed in their apartment in the 2500 block of Pomeroy Road SE.

    But during their investigation, authorities found additional witnesses, including her neighbors, who told them that Lyles had a history of hitting her children. One unidentified witness cited in the charging documents played a voice mail recording for detectives in which Lyles allegedly said she had beaten Xavier after the boy ran and tripped over a bouncer seat that held the infant...

    After the hearing, about a dozen members of Lyles’s family stormed out of the courtroom, alleging that the boyfriend was responsible for Xavier’s death. Some family members verbally threatened Wright, and a homicide detective had to escort the prosecutor out of the courthouse

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    November 2014:

    A D.C. woman was indicted Wednesday on charges of first-degree murder and cruelty to children in the beating death of her 3-year-old son..

    At a hearing last month, prosecutors offered Lyles a plea agreement to involuntary manslaughter, but she rejected it.

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