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NC mother accused of pushing 3-year-old against motel wall, injuring him

Shamika Reaves and Corey McCree

Shamika Reaves and Corey McCree

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — A district court judge said he would not change the bonds for a couple charged with abusing a 3-year-old boy at a west Charlotte motel.

WSOC-TV reported that 23-year-old Shamika Reaves broke down in tears during her first court appearance Wednesday afternoon as the judge told her she is charged with felony child abuse.

Her boyfriend, Corey McCree, 32, did not show any emotion during his appearance via video link from the Mecklenburg County Jail.  He is also charged with sexually assaulting the boy.

A search warrant gives new details about alleged abuse –including the sexual assault which doctors found when they examined the boy, who remains in critical condition, with what the warrant calls head trauma.

But the boy’s grandmother, who has seen him at the hospital, said that doesn’t begin to describe the extent of his injuries.

“The way they beat him, they crushed the bones,” Felisha Brown told Eyewitness News before the court appearances Wednesday.

Brown said doctors told her that her grandson could die from his injuries, and she showed a picture of the little boy lying in a hospital bed with his head bandaged and tubes running to his tiny body.

Her description of his injuries from the sexual assault is too graphic to publish.

“All I can see is death,” she said.

Brown and her family attended the court hearings along with a woman who said she had raised the little boy for a year and a half, while his mother was away.

“They won’t even let me see him. I’m all he knows.  I haven’t seen him since his mama took him out of my house,” said Gwendolyn Lee.

Lee said she had reported to police in March that the little boy may have been sexually assaulted, but social workers did not keep the boy away from his mother or her boyfriend.

There is also plenty of outrage and heartbreak at the motel off Freedom Drive where the abuse allegedly happened.

Stacey Starnes has a room two doors down from where McCree and Reaves were living with the little boy.

“That’s crazy.  How can someone do that to a 3-year-old?” Starnes asked.

7 comments

  • Luvtheday

    Filth of the devil! They need to be put away from humanity! Yep, definitely scumbag culture!

  • r

    See, if they still held with the old ways of dealing with people like this, then really, there would not be so much of this going on nowadays, and our prison population would dwindle down to nothing. When you have nothing to fear from the repercussions of a crime, then what is to stop criminals?
    Golly, gee whiz, lets beat the shit out of a baby, I will just get a slap on the wrist and do it again, when I want to….

    An eye for an eye folks, and the world would be better.

  • Diane

    Firing squad sounds like a plan. These people are beyond sick. Ans it makes it even worse the witch was this childs mom. The one person that should protect this child with her own life. They are both POS and don’t deserve to live!

  • r

    Agree with you Diane….A bullet is cheaper by far…
    Dwight D Eisenhower stated, “If you want total security, go to prison. There you’re fed, clothed, given medical care and so on. The only thing lacking… is freedom!”
    Who knew sooo many dang people would take him up on that statement????

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