Case Against E Tennessee Man Charged in Child's Beating Death Moves On

CHATTANOOGA, Tenn. (AP) -- A judge in Chattanooga has sent a child killing case to a grand jury.

Jamar McField remains in jail in lieu of 1.1 million dollars bond in the beating death of 4-year-old Keanon Beamon, the son of McField's girlfriend.

Forensic pathologist Jim Metcalf testified the child had injuries to his abdomen, chest and head that included a 10-inch tear in his liver.

Investigators say McField was babysitting the boy while his girlfriend Karen Railey worked and that he punished the child because he wet his clothing.


Information from: Chattanooga Times Free Press,

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