11-year-old Donovan McKee was beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend, Anthony Lee Bush, over a period of nine hours while his mother, Cynthia McKee, was at work. Bush began beating Donovan because the boy refused to vacuum the floor. Bush was charged with homicide and child endangerment. Donovan’s body showed evidence of injuries from previous abuse. Bush had also previously physically abused McKee. Donovan was homeschooled through an online cyber charter program, which Mary Carrasco, the director of a child advocacy center, said may have helped hide his injuries.
Date: February 12, 2012
Location: Knoxville, Pennsylvania
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