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Two arrested after child beaten with refrigerator door handle

4 years 10 months 2 weeks ago Friday, June 07 2019 Jun 7, 2019 June 07, 2019 10:30 AM June 07, 2019 in News
Source: WBRZ
Photo: Cordell Tate and Leticia Elliott

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.

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