A nine-year-old boy has been charged with first-degree murder after he allegedly beat a 14-month-old baby to death.
The body of Taquan Willis was found by a relative last Sunday morning at his mother Ashley Johnson's home in Cahokia, Illinois.
Cahokia police said the nine-year-old was sleeping in the same room as the baby when he allegedly beat him to death. They are believed to have been related.
He was charged with murder today in juvenile court.
Relatives of Taquan said he was in the home with his two brothers, ages two and three, and a friend of his mother's, along with her boyfriend, a 12-year-old boy and the nine-year-old charged in the death.
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