Horror sisters set to go on trial for beating three-year-old boy to death for taking a cupcake from the kitchen
The perpetrators, sisters LaShirley Morris and Glenndria Morris, are scheduled to go on trial next week for the death of Kejuan Mason.
A three-year-old Georgia boy was beaten to death by two sisters after he took a cupcake from the kitchen, according to an indictment. Now, the perpetrators, sisters LaShirley Morris and Glenndria Morris, are scheduled to go on trial next week for the death of Kejuan Mason. Glenndria Morris was the boy's legal guardian.
The sisters are individually charged with two counts of felony murder, one count of aggravated assault, and two counts of cruelty to children in the first degree in the death, WXIA-TV reported.
According to reports, law enforcement responded to a home on Cleveland Avenue in southwest Atlanta on October 21, 2017, and found paramedics performing CPR on young Kejuan.
Glenndria Morris first told responding officers the boy had choked on a cupcake, police said. She later changed her version of events and said the boy had choked on a cupcake, but that they were successfully able to remove it and he seemed alright. According to her, he went to sleep after the incident and never woke up, prompting them to dial 911.
That said, it appeared the three-year-old had not been breathing for a while, paramedics told police. Kejuan was subsequently rushed to Atlanta Medical Center where he was pronounced dead upon arrival. "From what I observed the house was infested with roaches," a police report stated.
According to the Fulton County District Attorney's Office, the boy had bruises all over his body, including his legs, back, chest, buttocks, arm, and head. It was later determined that the boy had died of blunt force trauma, a Fulton County Medical Examiner's Officer said.
The sisters repeatedly struck the three-year-old with a baseball bat and brutally spanked his bottom for taking a cupcake from the kitchen, according to the indictment. The sisters were immediately arrested.
Glenndria Morris requested the presiding judge last summer to lower her bond from $200,000 to between $50,000 and $75,000.
However, the victim's grandmother urged the judge not to reduce the bond value. "She told me out of her mouth before I got the autopsy back that he had been beaten about the cupcake," she said at the time.
Nonetheless, a legal loophole had allowed the cruel sisters to be granted bond after their arrest, the district attorney's office said last January.
Glenndria and LaShirley Morris are set to begin their trial on January 3.