This just makes me so sad and angry! LINK A man beat his girlfriend's 4-year-old son to death after she left the boy in his care while she was deployed to Iraq, police said. Donell Parker, 23, was charged Friday with first-degree murder in the death of Cameron Smith. The boy was found dead in his bed Thursday in a suburb south of Chicago. Parker told police he beat the boy, but would not say why, said Calumet City police Chief Patrick O'Meara. Cameron was punched in the head, stomach and chest, and whipped with a belt from Tuesday to Wednesday evening, O'Meara said. An autopsy found he died of blunt-force trauma to the abdomen and head, O'Meara said.