A pair of sisters are accused of beating a 3-year-old child to death for swiping a cupcake. Lashirley and Glenndria Morris were indicted on felony murder charges on Tuesday for the death of Kejuan Mason in October, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
Lashirley Morris is accused of using a bat to beat the child’s head, stomach, legs and arms inside an Atlanta home. Glenndria Morris, who is 25 and the boy’s legal guardian, allegdly spanked him after he “stole” and ate a cupcake from the kitchen according to a district attorney spokesman.
Both adult siblings face life in prison without parole if convicted.
At first, Glenndria claimed that the boy choked to death on the cupcake. A coroner’s report revealed that’s not how Mason died. Instead, the results of that report showed that the young boy died of blunt force trauma to the head and torso, according to 11 Alive.
The boy’s mother Geraldine Mason had a gut feeling that Glenndria wasn’t treating her son right. In fact, she had asked a judge to remove her son from Morris’ guardianship before his death. The judge denied her request just three days before his murder, according to The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The mother’s request came after she saw bruises and scratches on her son.
“I told DFCS. I told the juvenile system, the court - I told everybody,” Mason told CBS 46. “I said, 'I think y'all need to do something because someone's beating on my children.' They did not listen to me. Not one time. They did not listen to me.”
Morris told Fox 5 she lost custody of her children after she lost her home. Morris was a friend of the family, and became their legal guardian.
[Photo: Fulton County Sheriff’s Office]