Man charged in beat­ing death of son

Austin American-Statesman - - LOCALBRIEFING -

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.

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