Mother Of OKC Boy Locked In Closet Faces 53 Abuse Charges

Thursday, October 15th 2009, 9:59 pm
By: News On 6

The News On 6

OKLAHOMA CITY -- An Oklahoma mom and her friend face 53 counts of child abuse for torturing a little boy.

Prosecutors say LaRhonda McCall tortured her son for years, locking him away in a bedroom closet. McCall and Steve Hamilton are accused of dousing the boy in alcohol and setting him on fire.

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Both are also charged with repeatedly beating the boy with bike chains, extension cords, wooden boards, and their fists.

McCall's other children are in state protective custody.