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Toddler Dies After Being Abused by Babysitter | ‘She Threw My Son Into the Wall’
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Toddler Dies After Being Abused by Babysitter | ‘She Threw My Son Into the Wall’

"Once I made it there, my baby was on the ground having seizure, after seizure, after seizure," the mother told.

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Trigger Warning: This story mentions child abuse that some readers may find distressing.

A babysitter in Michigan is now in police custody after allegedly murdering a 23-month-old boy left in her care, reported PEOPLE.

Kimora Launmei Hodges, 21, babysat the boy, Kyrie, over the previous two months. She was watching the toddler for his mom, who went to work on June 13, when Hodges allegedly bodily abused him. Following the alleged beating, Hodges called the boy's mother, 18-year-old Taylor Starks, to tell her he did not appear normal after eating soap. Hodges said the boy was having an allergic reaction, police said. A call was reportedly placed to 911, and WJBK-TV reports that Starks rushed home.

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"Once I made it there, my baby was on the ground having seizure, after seizure, after seizure," she told the station.

She believed the alleged allergy story until the doctors at Ascension St. John hospital told her otherwise. "He had blunt force trauma to the head, and he was bleeding out his ears and had to have immediate brain surgery," Starks said. "All I know is she threw my son into the wall and shook him up pretty bad, and they said that's just a bit of what she did to him."
 
According to the outlet, Kyrie succumbed to his injuries on Wednesday.