In a horrifying incident, a 4-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death with a broomstick by his 9-year-old sister. According to authorities, the fatal thrashing unfolded in a Mobile, Alabama home on February 3. In a statement, cops revealed that officers responded to a call “in reference to a medical emergency involving a child.”
When officers arrived at the home, they found a little boy “unresponsive inside the residence.” Emergency medics, who were also called in at the time, “pronounced the victim deceased on the scene.”
While investigating the circumstances surrounding his violent death, detectives learned that the child suffered signs of “long-term” abuse.
Subsequently, the children’s caregiver and aunt, 53-year-old Yolanda Coale was taken into custody for aggravated child abuse the following day. She remains in custody on a $150,000 bond.
According to WTVY, the 9-year-old sister of the deceased has also been charged with assault. Per reports, Coale allegedly told cops that she woke up that morning to the sounds of screams.
On investigating the matter, she found the 9-year-old beating her little brother with a broomstick. Per a complaint, the girl allegedly “did willfully torture, willfully abuse and cruelly beat” the little boy, reports PEOPLE. The identity of the siblings has not been made public by the police.