Vigil held for six-year-old beating victim
LOS ANGELES (CNS) — A candlelight vigil was held Saturday outside the South Los Angeles home of the grandmother of a six-year-old boy who was fatally beaten, allegedly by an acquaintance of his mother.
Dayvon Taylor of Long Beach was taken to St. Mary Medical Center in Long Beach Thursday and died shortly after he arrived, according to coroner’s Investigator Kristy McCracken and Downey police Sgt. Michael Parino.
Dayvon was taken to the hospital at about 6 p.m. Thursday, according to Long Beach police, who were called to the hospital and waited there until Downey police arrived.
The coroner’s office determined the death was a homicide, Parino said.
Downey resident Tyler D’Shaun Martin-Brand, 23, was arrested and booked for murder, Parino said. Bail was set at $1 million.