Mum allegedly killed 4yr old son because she thought he was gay

25 year old Jessica Dutro (pictured above) has been arrested and charged with murder by abuse and second degree assault after allegedly subjecting her 4 year old son, Zachary Dutro-Boggess, to deadly beatings because she thought he was gay.

Prosecutors say Zachary died on August 16th, 2012 of blunt-force trauma to his abdomen and a delay in medical treatment. According to the Associated Press, few weeks before the boy was found with abdominal injuries at a temporary homeless shelter, his mum sent a Facebook message to her boyfriend, 24 year old Brian Canady, telling him that she believed Zachary was going to be gay, and suggested he “work on” her son: “He walks and talks like it. Ugh.” Jessica wrote.

Canady (pictured above) was also arrested in connection with the boy’s death. He pleaded guilty to first-degree manslaughter, and second-degree assault, after admitting to kicking Zachary in the abdomen while wearing shoes.

They are both on trial in Washington County Circuit Court right

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