Two brothers have been charged with second-degree murder after they allegedly beat their 7-year-old son to death with a hammer.
According to police, the boy’s father found him in the backyard of his home in the 1700 block of North Park Avenue around 6 p.m. on Sunday, and they tried to get him out of the house.
Police said the brothers beat the boy to death and left him in a trash can in the driveway.
Officers said the family was in the process of moving the boy out of their home when they found the boy in the yard.
Neighbors told investigators the two brothers beat their son with the hammer and the boy was still breathing when he arrived at the hospital.
According of the criminal complaint, the boys are the same age and live in the same neighborhood.