11-year-old beaten to death for 9 hours by mom’s boyfriend for not vacuuming: police
Anthony Bush, 29, is facing charges in connection with the beating death of his girlfriend’s 11-year-old son, police say.
An 11-year-old Pittsburgh boy suffered nine hours of vicious abuse from his mother’s boyfriend before dying of his injuries, all because he failed to vacuum the apartment, police said Sunday.
The 29-year-old savagely beat the boy for failing to clean up.
“Bush disciplined the child by beating him with various objects found in the apartment,” Homicide Lt. Daniel Herrmann told the Post-Gazette.
Police said Bush used several wooden sticks on McKee, snapping the wood in the process. He then made the young boy pick up the pieces.
At one point, Bush used a needle and thread to close a gash he made in McKee’s knee, according to WTAE 4 News.
When McKee’s mother returned around 11:40 p.m., she called authorities to report that her boyfriend had beaten her son and that the child was unresponsive, police said.
Authorities arrived and found the child had suffered a head wound and had no pulse, the Post-Gazette reported. The boy still showed some signs of life and was rushed to the hospital, but later died.
A 5-year-old child was also in the house at the time but was unharmed, police said.
Bush was charged Sunday with homicide and child endangerment.
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