DEVIN LEE PARSONS

Devin Lee Parsons ~ Age 12

BIRTH: April 17, 1999

DEATH: June 3, 2011

Devin, 12, was beaten to death by his mother over a course of hours because he hid her pills from her.

Tasha Parsons has been charged with murdering her 12-year-old son after she admitted to beating him to death for hiding her pain medication.

Tasha allegedly beat her son with her fists, hands, a leather belt and metal kitchen tray for several hours when he refused to reveal where he had hidden her Percocet pills.

When the boy lapsed into unconsciousness the mother of three left him for several hours before calling an ambulance.

Devin was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police revealed Tasha”s boyfriend, 30-year-old Waldo Jones, was present during the alleged beating but did nothing to help the youngster.

When arrested at the family home in Louisville, Kentucky, he was found covered in the boy’s blood but claimed this was from cleaning up his wounds.

Family members said Devin hid the prescription pills because they changed his mother’s moods.

Tasha’s two other children were taken into care following the alleged murder.

She has been charged with murder while Waldo Jones faces a felony charge of neglect of a dependent causing death.

Tasha could face up to 45 years in prison for the murder of her son.

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