Two sisters accused of fatally beating a boy for eating a cupcake pleaded not guilty, the Fulton County District Attorney’s Office said Thursday.
Glenndria and Lashirley Morris each face felony murder charges in the Oct. 21 beating death of 3-year-old Kejuan Mason at a southwest Atlanta home. The boy lived with Glenndria Morris, his legal guardian, at the time.
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According to records obtained from the Division of Family and Children Services, Lashirley Morris beat Kejuan in the head, stomach, back, arms and legs as punishment for eating a cupcake, The Atlanta Journal-Constitution previously reported. Another child living in the home identified Morris as the one wielding a bat.
Kejuan died from blunt force trauma to the head and torso.
The sisters remain in the Fulton County Detention Center on a $200,000 bond, jail records show.
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