Louisiana woman is charged for 'brutally beating her boyfriend's seven-year-old son, pushing tacks into his skin and forcing him to kneel naked in a corner'

  • Morning Brooks, 47, was charged with cruelty to a juvenile on November 20?
  • She was accused of brutally beating her boyfriend's seven-year-old son in 2015
  • Authorities said the boy had fractured skull and suffered from burns and bruises?
  • The little boy also told police that Brooks pushed tacks into his skin and forced him to kneel naked in a corner?
  • If convicted, Brooks faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison

A Louisiana woman who was accused of brutally beating her boyfriend's seven-year-old son in 2015 has formally been charged for the alleged abuse.?

Kenner police charged Morning Brooks, 47, with cruelty to a juvenile on November 20 for allegedly fracturing the child's skull, pushing tacks into his skin and forcing him to kneel naked in a corner. ?

Authorities said the boy, who also suffered from burns, bruises and cuts, told them in 2015 that Brooks 'wanted to kill him'.

Morning Brooks after she was arrested
Morning Brooks

Morning Brooks (left, after her arrest and right), 47, who was accused of brutally beating her boyfriend's seven-year-old son in 2015, has formally been charged for the alleged abuse.

The child also told Kenner police that Brooks?hit him on the head with a cooking pan and punched him, according to the New Orleans Times-Picayune.?

It's believed the cooking pan caused the child's skull fracture.?

His father took him to the?Tulane-Lakeside Hospital in Metairie for treatment of his injuries on October 10, 2015.?According to the newspaper, the abuse started in August.?

The child told his father and doctors that he needed to be saved from her.?Police said when they spoke to the child, he demonstrated just how she would strike him.??

Police did not consider the boy's father a suspect in the abuse case; although, it's unclear when he found out about his child's injuries.?

The boy is currently in his father's custody.

In April, the child used the word 'torture' when speaking to investigators about the alleged abuse that occurred in an apartment in Kenner. ?

Lt. Brian McGregor, of the Kenner Police Department said it took them more than a year to investigate the case because they wanted to make sure they had the appropriate charges.?

'We wanted to make sure we charged this based on the findings,' McGregor said.

Brooks is scheduled to be arraigned in December and if convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison.???

Brooks (pictured) is scheduled to be arraigned in December and if convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison

Brooks (pictured) is scheduled to be arraigned in December and if convicted, she faces a maximum sentence of 10 years in prison

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