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Murder Charges Filed In Death Of West Philadelphia 3-Year-Old

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PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — Philadelphia police have arrested two people in connection with the death this week of a 3-year-old in West Philadelphia.


On June 29th, police got a call that a child had fallen out of a window in the 4700 block of Chestnut Street. They found Joaquin Brewton unconscious, suffering from internal injuries.

He was taken to Children’s Hospital, and was taken off life support on Tuesday.

Natasha Brown reports…

Friday, Homicide Unit Captain James Clarke says the medical examiner has ruled the boy’s injuries inconsistent with a fall:

“There was evidence of multiple fractures and burn wounds that had taken place over a period of time.”

In March, Jaquinn’s mother left him with his godmother, 22-year-old Nadera Batson, and her 23-year-old boyfriend, Marcus King. They’re both charged with the little boy’s murder.

Police say the child endured horrific abuse, and that in addition to being beaten and kicked, he was burned with a blowtorch.

Reported by Molly Day, CBS 3

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