Uncle Charged With Whipping 6-Year-Old Nephew to Death

A Delaware County man has been charged with first-degree murder in the death of his 6-year-old nephew. Authorities allege that the man whipped his nephew to death because the boy wouldn’t follow directions. They say that the beating lasted 45 minutes and that the uncle tended to the boy’s wounds and put him to bed when it was over. He took him to the hospital after he found him unresponsive. An autopsy revealed that the cause of death was blunt force trauma. [Inquirer]