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



    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...275317581.html

    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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    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
    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...f6f_story.html

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    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.
    http://www.nbcwashington.com/news/lo...281855311.html

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    Trial of woman charged with fatally beating 3-year-old son begins Monday

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.e495366c119a

    Francis Lyles, 28, faces multiple counts of first-degree murder and cruelty to children in the 2014 fatal beating. At the time, Lyles, her three children and her boyfriend lived in a Southeast Washington apartment.

    Lyles has continued to assert that she did not hurt Xavier and that he was injured while in the care of her boyfriend.

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    Wasn't the trial supposed to start today?

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    Trial begins for mother charged in 2014 beating death of 3-year-old son in Southeast D.C.

    http://wjla.com/news/crime/trial-beg...n-southeast-dc

    Prosecutors in the trial allege Francis Lyle, 28, did it, while the woman's attorney asserts her ex-boyfriend committed the murder.

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    District Woman Found Guilty of Felony Murder in Beating Death of Three-Year-Old Son

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    Francis Lyles, 28, of Washington, D.C., was found guilty by a jury today of felony murder and first-degree cruelty to children in the beating death of her three-year-old son in June 2014, U.S. Attorney Jessie K. Liu announced.

    Lyles was found guilty following a trial in the Superior Court of the District of Columbia. The felony murder charge carries an enhancement based on the victim’s age and the cruel, heinous nature of the crime. Lyles faces a maximum sentence of life in prison with no possibility of release. The Honorable Zoe Bush scheduled sentencing for Jan. 8, 2018.

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    D.C. woman sentenced to 45 years in prison for fatally beating 3-year-old son

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/local...=.19e6019efcfa

    Xavier Lyles was only 3 years old when he was brutally beaten to death. Medical experts determined the boy had more than 70 injuries on his little body. They said some had been inflicted months, even years, before his death.

    Following a month-long October trial, a jury found the boy’s mother guilty of first-degree murder, child neglect and other charges. On Monday, a D.C. Superior Court judge sentenced 28-year-old Francis Lyle to 45 years in prison.

    “It’s heartbreaking to think of that little boy’s last hours,” Judge Zoe Bush said. “He was abandoned and abused. He deserved a better life than he got. But in death, he will have justice.”




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