An Oklahoma man is accused of beating his girlfriend’s 5-year-old son as punishment for opening a Christmas present early, KJRH reported.
The boy’s mother claimed that her boyfriend, Wesley McCollum, was watching her son while she went Christmas shopping on Saturday. When she came back, “nothing seemed wrong,” she said. McCollum said he had sent her son to bed early for opening a wrapped Christmas present from under the tree, she claimed.
When she went to check on her son, she allegedly saw bruises on her son’s back and arms, marks on his forehead and a hand print on his cheek. She took a photo of his cheek and posted it on Facebook with a description of what she saw.
“Words cannot explain seeing your baby like this and having no clue what happened. I ran to him like any mother would do crying, hugging him, begging what happened,” she wrote in
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Opening statements were made Tuesday in the capital murder trial of 28-year-old Quinton Tellis, who was wiping tears away from his eyes after making eye contact with his family in the courtroom. Tellis has pleaded not guilty to the murder. Prosecutors claim he set Jessica Chambers on fire, and is responsible for her death.
John Champion, district attorney told the packed courtroom in Batesville, Mississippi that Chambers “was a beautiful, blonde-haired 19-year-old” from Courtland, a tiny town not far from Batesville. He alleged that Tellis took her young life away from her. He pointed to DNA and circumstantial evidence, cell phone data, as well as surveillance footage from a gas station to back up that claim. Chambers’ car keys were near her burnt car. Tellis’ DNA was found on that set of keys, Champion said. He said the cell phone data puts the two together right before Jessica was set on
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