The mother of a four-year-old boy and her girlfriend were arrested on capital murder charges Friday regarding the child’s beating death in Fort Worth, Texas.
“Shannon Gray, 23, and her girlfriend Reyna Marie Sanchez, 24, each faces a capital murder charge in connection with the death of Gray’s son, Stetson Blackburn,” 11 Alive reported.
The Fort Worth Police Department (FWPD) said Tennessee authorities arrested Gray and Sanchez was arrested by the FWPD’s fugitive unit.
The report continued:
The initial investigation began around 4:35 p.m. on March 19 when officers were called to 3313 Bonaventure Blvd. in response to a 911 call saying a child was unresponsive and not breathing.
The child, Stetson, was transported to Cook Children’s Medical Center and was pronounced dead two days later after being declared brain dead.
Arrest affidavits for the women detail how they beat and repeatedly hit the