Two arrested after child beaten with refrigerator door handle
BATON ROUGE - Deputies have arrested two people accused of abusing an 8-year-old boy.
On February 5, 2019, detectives began investigating allegations of physical abuse after a child was taken to a local hospital. The medical staff noticed old and recent bruising on the victim's body.
According to the arrest report, Cordell Tate and Leticia Elliott beat the boy with a refrigerator door handle. On February 14, authorities executed a search warrant at a home and found two refrigerator door handles above the kitchen window.
Tate and Elliott were both charged with cruelty to juveniles.