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2 charged in child abuse death of 2-year-old boy in Chicago

March 22, 2019
This combination of March 2019 booking photos provided by the Chicago Police Department shows, Dejon Waters, left, and Brittany Hyc. The pair were charged in the child abuse death of Hyc's 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body. Police announced Thursday, March 21 that Waters, who was babysitting, is charged with first-degree murder while Hyc is charged with felony child endangerment for leaving the boy with Waters. They're due in court Thursday. (Chicago Police Department via AP)

CHICAGO (AP) — A woman and a man have been charged in the death of the woman’s 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body when authorities were called to a Chicago home.

Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home. Ja’hir Gibbons was pronounced dead at a hospital.

Police announced Thursday that 21-year-old Dejon Waters, who was babysitting, is charged with first-degree murder, while 28-year-old Brittany Hyc is charged with felony child endangerment for leaving the boy with Waters.

The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says it’s investigating the agency’s involvement with the boy’s family, which began in 2010. Another boy found in the home was taken to a hospital.

No bond was set for Waters, while Hyc’s bond was set at $200,000. The next court hearing is Wednesday.