California Boy, 10, Allegedly Abused for Days Before Death
LOS ANGELES (AP) — Court documents say a 10-year-old Southern California boy was tortured for days, starved, beaten, dropped on his head and slammed into furniture before he died last month. KNBC-TV reports Tuesday that court documents allege a pattern of brutality that ended with Anthony Avalos dying on June 21. His mother and her boyfriend are charged with his torture and murder.