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Houston man accused of killing son over potty training

1 year 7 months 2 weeks ago June 03, 2015 Jun 3, 2015 Wednesday, June 03 2015 June 03, 2015 12:05 PM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APNewsNow

HOUSTON - Houston police accused a father of beating his 3-year-old son to death over the boy's potty training accidents.

Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Anthony Trakemon Powell was being held without bond Wednesday on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital.

Court records say Powell used his hands and belt to strike the boy when he wet himself. Land called 911 last Thursday when the boy had trouble breathing.

Powell's sister, 23-year-old Prosha Land, was charged with injury to a child by omission. Investigators say Land witnessed the beatings.

A prosecutor said at the bond hearing that Tristan's 2-year-old brother was also beaten and burned from scalding water but will recover.

Land's bond is $260,000. Online jail records don't list attorneys for the defendants.

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