Man charged in beating death of son
A Houston man who beat his 6-year-old son for eight hours until the boy went into a seizure and died has been charged in the child’s killing, police said Monday.
Alex Duncan, 34, is charged with murder, and his girlfriend, Tammyra Lanette Sampson, 30, who witnessed the beating early Sunday, is charged with injury to a child by omission, police said.
Tekerrious “T.K.” Jackson lived with his mother but was spending the summer with his father, police said.
Saturday night, Duncan was angry because T.K. wouldn’t go to sleep, so he made the boy kneel with his arms extended in front of him for eight hours, Sgt. Brian Harris said. Whenever T.K. lowered his arms, Duncan delivered a “flurry of punches” to the boy’s chest and body as part of what Duncan called “chest boxing,” according to the police report.