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

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CHICAGO (AP) — A woman and a young man from Chicago have been charged in the child abuse death of the woman’s 2-year-old son, who had sores and bruises on his body.
Police responded Monday to an EMS call at a South Side home and 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. They’re due in court Thursday. It’s not immediately known whether they have lawyers.
Police say a 5-year-old boy found in the home was hospitalized.
The Illinois Department of Children and Family Services says it’s working on a timeline of its involvement with the boy’s family, which began in 2010.