Doctor: Mich. 4-year-old Dominick Calhoun, beaten to death, had "horrendous" injuries

Dominick Calhoun (Personal Photo)
Personal Photo
Dominick Calhoun
Personal Photo

(CBS/AP) FLINT, Mich. - A doctor says there was "no hope" for a 4-year-old Flint-area boy who was fatally beaten nearly two years ago.

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Dr. Jawad Shah testified Monday at the trial of Brandon Hayes, who is charged with first-degree murder in the April 2010 death of Dominick Calhoun. The boy, who was Hayes' girlfriend's son, was found unconscious in an apartment in Genesee County's Argentine Township.

The Livingston County Daily Press & Argus quotes Shah as testifying Dominick's injuries were "horrendous." Authorities believe he was beaten by Hayes after wetting his pants.

The boy's mother, Corrine Baker, pleaded guilty to second-degree murder for not protecting her son. She is expected to testify against her former boyfriend.

Police say the 4-year-old was beaten for days as a punishment for urinating on himself before his dead body was discovered. 

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