SACRAMENTO, Calif. -- The stepmother and father of 3-year-old boy who authorities suspect was the victim of child abuse have been charged with murder in his death. Jeremiah McRath died at 1:20 a.m. Thursday at UC Davis Medical Center, a hospital spokesman said. Dayshawna Nichole Lawrence and Adrian Ramon McRath were arrested Wednesday on suspicion of abuse, but in jailhouse interviews they denied any wrongdoing. Lawrence, the boy's stepmother, and Adrian McRath, the father, were charged Friday with one count of murder and one count of assault by means of force to produce great bodily injury, resulting in death. more here http://www.kcra.com/news/22968135/detail.html ================================ A three year old Sacramento boy who was critically injured Tuesday night has died, and his father and stepmother will be charged with murder. Jeremiah died on Thursday at 1:20 a.m. after he was taken off life support, at UC Davis Medical Center according to Malvola Dupre, the boy's grandmother. He was taken to the Tuesday night with traumatic head injuries after he reportedly fell in the bathroom of a Sacramento apartment, say police. Police say Jeremiah's injuries were not accidental. They believe his injuries were caused by Jeremiah's father, Adrian McRath, and his stepmother, Dayshawna Lawrence. During an interview with CBS13 on Wednesday Lawrence said she found Jeremiah lying unresponsive on the bathroom floor after she gave him "whoopings". She says she was forced to discipline Jeremiah after he urinated on the kitchen floor.... more here http://cbs13.com/local/brain.dead.sacramento.2.1589161.html ====================== In the video at this link http://cbs13.com/local/jeremiah.dead.toddler.2.1591888.html (upper right), reporter says that Jeremiah had hair pulled out of his scalp & hemorraghing in his eyes & bruises over upper half of his body....his mother says that she doesn't believe the dad had anything to do w/ his murder.....reporter also says that Jeremiah told her he was being beaten...reporter says he'll interview mom later to find out why she didn't report the abuse to CPS. :rose: Fly with the angels now, little Jeremiah :rose: I'm sorry your caregivers didn't care about keeping you safe from harm.