(CBS/AP) ANNISTON, Ala. - Prosecutors in eastern Alabama say a 5-year-old boy was killed because he wet his pants.
CBS affiliate WIAT reports Gregory Caver of Anniston, Ala., was beaten with a belt for an extended period of time until he was unconscious Friday, and later died at a hospital in Birmingham.
The boy's 28-year-old mother India Kimble and her 26-year-old boyfriend Vonta McClellan have been charged with capital murder in the boy's death.
Authorities have said McClellan was accused of also abusing his 7-year-old daughter and was arrested. Officials have said he was in jail when he was served with a warrant for the boy's death.
Investigators have said Kimble fled authorities and was picked up by U.S. Marshals in Mobile. She has since been returned to Anniston.
It's unclear if the two have attorneys.