Please click the link and go watch the video on this story, it will break your heart. The neighbors of this little boy are in so much pain and anguish over his tragic death, they are saying Buncombe County DSS had investigated allegations of abuse about this child before. I will update this story as it comes in. Lawdoll
The Asheville man charged with the murder of a four year old boy found beaten to death Wednesday appeared in court today. Mike Dixon, Junior was granted a court appointed attorney and locked up without bond. He’s also facing a felony child abuse charge in the death of Cedric Francois.
Police are also looking at possibly charging the boy’s mother in the case. Taquita Francois told police she was at work and her son was left in Dixon’s care. Neighbors say she knew her son was being abused but didn’t do anything to stop it. They say Dixon has a history of violence and police had been to their home in the past.
News 13 is now trying to confirm reports that D.S.S was investigating claims of abuse before the boy’s death.
Monday, October 24 2011, 08:56 PM EDT