beating him with a hammer and kicked him in the groin in a brutal attack which causes him to suffer two strokes.
Rachel Stevens, 29, and her partner Kayla Jones, 26, pleaded no contest on Friday to child abuse and child neglect charges. They were jailed for 20 years on Wednesday as part of a plea deal.
The case first came to light in early December 2015, when Stevens’ then five-year-old son was flown to St John Medical Center in Tulsa suffering from seizures and lesions on his face.
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Police were called to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa on Dec. 8 after the boy was transferred there from a Muskogee clinic because of lesions on his face and seizures he was having, according to information from an affidavit and a Muskogee Police Department news release.
The boy was then airlifted to OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where it was discovered that he had multiple broken bones at different stages of healing, and was malnourished, the affidavit states.
While the boy was being treated at OU Medical Center, he suffered two strokes due to trauma, the affidavit states.
After conducting forensic interviews, investigators determined that the boy had been locked in a room and bound with duct tape over his eyes. The boy told investigators that his mother, Stevens, and Stevens’ girlfriend, Jones, had beaten him with a belt, the affidavit states.
Police allege in the affidavit that Stevens hit the boy’s hand with a hammer and that Jones “kicked him so hard in the groin that it made him bleed.”
Stevens told police that the boy had suffered two prior seizures and that she had not taken him to a hospital right away, according to the affidavit.