Four Year Old Murdered in East Side Motel

A four old child was found beaten to death in a motel on I-10 East this morning, and the boys mothers boyfriend is charged with capital murder, News Radio 1200 WOAI reports.

Police say the man and the woman checked into the Days Inn at I-10 and Houston Street along with the womans three children.

She left, leaving the children in her boyfriends custody.

Police say when she returned, she found the boyfriend drunk, and the four year old boy lying next to him, bleeding from massive head injuries.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The two other children, aged 1 and 3, were hospitalized for injuries.

Police say the suspect, Michael Arroyo, 32, was also hospitalized for possible toxic ingestion.

Arroyo was booked at the hospital on one count of capital murder and two counts of injury to a child.  Bond is set at $1.1 million.


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