MEMPHIS, Tenn. — A toddler was rushed to the hospital after she was allegedly beaten in the head and stomach by her mother's live-in boyfriend.
According to police, the mother left the 17-month-old girl and two other children in Latarius Curry's care while she went to work on Saturday. Several hours later she received a call from the boyfriend saying the youngest child was having a seizure.
She rushed home to find the little girl biting down on her lip and "very stiff." Her eyes reportedly rolled to the back of her head, police said. The mother rushed the baby to Le Bonheur Children's Hospital where she was admitted in extremely critical condition.
Doctors said they found lacerations on the child's liver, multiple areas of contusions on her body, a bruise below her left eye and evidence of a brain injury. They told police the injuries were not accidental. Instead they were caused by blunt force trauma to the head and stomach.
"That is crazy. That is sad," said a father of two who was nearly speechless when he found out the toddler was beaten in the building near his. "You don't touch a child at all."
Other parents in the apartment complex are also disturbed by the news.
Elizabeth Williams has three kids between the ages of 9-years-old and 9-months.
She says parents need to be careful with who they leave their kids with.
"I wonder how long she has been with this man to leave him with her baby?" Williams asked.
Curry was arrested and charged with aggravated child abuse- neglect.