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Prosecutors: NY Man Admits Beating Toddler

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Police were questioning the mother after the child was pronounced dead. (credit: CBS 2)

Police were questioning the mother after the child was pronounced dead. (credit: CBS 2)

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NEW YORK (AP) – Prosecutors said a Brooklyn man accused in the beating death of his girlfriend’s 2-year-old son admitted he punched and body-slammed him.

Reginald Williams was arraigned Sunday on murder, manslaughter and assault in the death of Aiyden Davis. The boy was found unresponsive Friday inside the couple’s apartment.

Williams pleaded not guilty. His lawyer said some of Williams’ statements to police were taken out of context.

The boy’s mother, Teresa Taylor, was not home at the time. But prosecutors say she admitted she also beat the child earlier in the month. She was arraigned on charges of assault, criminal possession of a weapon and endangering the welfare of a child.

Her lawyer said she was a good mother.

The ME said the cause of death was blunt impact injuries to his head, torso and extremities.

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