A Florida woman and her mother are accused of beating a 3-year-old boy with a plastic rod before throwing him across a room, all because the tot drank milk from a jug, authorities said. The child, identified as Xavier Mokarzel-Satchel, died from his injuries. Lakesha Lewis, 28, and her mother, 58-year-old Callene Barton, have both been charged with first-degree murder in little Xavier’s death. According to CBS News, Lewis is the girlfriend of Xavier’s mother, Brandi Mokarzel. All three women, Xavier and one of Barton’s grandchildren lived in an Orlando apartment. A police report details that Mokarzel was awakened Friday by Barton yelling at her son for drinking from a milk jug and eating yogurt. Lewis then reportedly grabbed a plastic rod used for window blinds and repeatedly struck the small child until the rod broke. Mokarzel told investigators that she grabbed her son and ran back into her bedroom with him, but Barton grabbed the child from her and threw him down the hall. Xavier began to shake as if having a seizure, at which point Lewis and Barton began to splash water on him to wake him up. Mokarzel said that she tried to call 911, but Barton… Read full this story
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