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Tavon Ludy Punched 5-Year-Old To Death, Cops Say

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Tavon Ludy
Twenty-four-year-old Tavon Ludy was arrested Sunday after he allegedly punched his fiance's young son in the chest, killing him. Ludy has been charged with two counts of first degree murder and aggravated battery to a child.

Responding to a 911 call to 2110 Rose Knoll Lane in Glen Carbon, Illinois, deputies for the Madison County Sheriff's office arrived at the residence shared by Ludy, his fiance Toria Coleman and her two children. There they found Coleman's youngest son, 5-year-old Torian Whittaker, unresponsive. Torian was transported Anderson Hospital in Maryville, Illinois, but he could not be revived.

"It's horrific," Captain Mike Dixon says. The investigation found that Ludy regularly beat Torian and his 7-year-old brother "for what most people would consider minor issues."

Dixon tells Daily RFT that Sunday was Torian's fifth birthday.

Torian's mother, Toria M. Coleman, was aware of the Ludy's pattern of physical abuse and has been charged with endangering the life of a child. Her other son has been placed in protective custody.

See Also: Tyrese Short: St. Louis Police Arrest Marquan Bland, Suspect in Murder of 9-Year-Old Boy

Follow Daniel Wicentowski on Twitter at @D_Towski. E-mail the author at Danny.Wicentowski@RiverfrontTimes.com.


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WHAT IN THE HELL IS WRRONG WITH PEOPLE TODAY?? THIS IS ALL TOO DISTURBING AND COMMON WITH THE YOUNGER ADULT GENERATION AND COMMUNITY, WHY WOULD SOME ONE DO THIS TYPE OF THING AND WHY WOULD THE MOTHER JUST STAND BY AND ALLOW IT?????

                                 WAY TO SAD, THIS CERTAINLY PROVIDES A DISTURBING LOOK INTI THE ACTIONS AN BEHAVIORS OF A GENERATION WHO OOBVIOUSLY LOST THEUR WAY IN TAKING CARE OF FAMILY AND KEEPING THEM FROM HARM

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