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Stepdad in Puerto Rico accused of attempted murder

August 28, 2013

SAN JUAN, Puerto Rico (AP) — Puerto Rico police say a man has been charged with attempted murder in the beating death of his 6-year-old stepson.

The boy’s mother has been was charged with child abuse and concealing a crime.

Police said Wednesday that the couple is in jail on $30 million bond.

Authorities said they received a 911 call on Monday about the boy, who was found unconscious and naked inside a large bucket covered with a piece of cardboard on a beach in the western town of Rincon.

Police said the boy is hospitalized and recovering from a fractured skull and other injuries.