A one-year-old boy was allegedly beaten to death by his mother last week after pulling a TV off a table.
Rhionna Nichols, 20, claimed to have shaken one-year-oldÂ Viston and hit him with a slipper when medics rushed to her Detroit home last Thursday.
But the child is understood to have been taken into intensive care with a fractured skull, collarbone, ribs and pelvis.
Police have not confirmed details after Viston died on Saturday but his family have revealed that Nichols allegedly flew into a rage over a fallen flat-screen TV and attacked the boy.
Nichols was charged with felony murder and first degree child abuse and torture on Monday inÂ Wayne County.
‘It’s difficult to really know what to do right now just to think of the fact that I’ll never be able to hold my nephew again the same way,’ Viston’s paternal aunt Kenya Stevenson told Fox
‘I can’t imagine what my nephew had to go through.’
Pictures on social media showed the lifeless boy with tubes coming out of his body being held by a family member.
One donor, Patrick Debolt who gave $100, wrote: ‘I fostered rianna (sic) for 3 years. She returned to her mother and was abused. Later we found her and viston and would watch him on the weekends.
‘Rianna started back with the drug use and would text us she needed money all the time. She wouldn’t ask for us to watch him. She just wanted money.
‘We would pray for them. But we are so saddened over this. So very sad. Viston was such a happy baby. We have been crying all day most people will look at rianna as a monster but I remember a sweet little girl that cried and screamed when they gave her back to her mother.
‘She said daddy pat I love you please. Please I want to live with you and momma dawn….. I love viston and rianna so very much. God have mercy on your soul rianna. My sadness is so heavy. That poor sweet boy. Lord God why.’
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