7 Year Old Brooklyn Boy Beaten To Death With HammerMarty Bowden
Posted by: Marty Bowden
Date: Jul 16 2012 10:46 PM
As I was skimming articles on National News, I came across this... How sad...
The fatal beating endured by a 7-year-old Brooklyn boy was his cancer-stricken mother’s backup plan after an attempt to electrocute him failed, police sources said.
When dropping appliances into his bathwater didn’t work, Tenika Revell, 40, beat her son Bernard with a hammer and choked him with her hands and belt in their Bedford-Stuyvesant apartment on Friday.
Revell, who is charged with murder, killed the boy in a desperate bid to spare him the tough life she has endured since being dumped in the streets at about the same age, her lawyer says.
She called 911 and told the dispatcher she had killed her child and taken pills in a failed bid to end her own life.
Her neighbors were stunned, describing her as a doting mom who referred to Bernard as “Little B.”
Police sources said Revell had at least 33 prior arrests, including several for prostitution. Revell, who used several aliases, served two separate stints in prison after being convicted of attempted robbery and attempted burglary, records show.