Man Charged With Beating 2-Year-Old To Death In Liquor Store Parking Lot

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CALIFORNIA — An Inglewood man was charged with murdering a 2-year-old boy outside a liquor store in Long Beach last summer.

Charles Davis, 32, was charged with one count each of murder and assault on a child causing death.

On June 14, 2019, paramedics responded to a 911 call at the intersection of 10th Street and Daisy Avenue in Long Beach where a group had congregated that included the suspect and the victim’s mother.

Two-year-old William Meeks III was found unresponsive after being left alone with the defendant in a car parked outside the store. The boy was taken to a nearby hospital where he died two days later.

The boy died from injuries allegedly inflicted by Davis, the prosecutor said. Davis knew the boy’s mother but the prosecutor did not elaborate.

Prosecutors are recommending bail be set at $2 million. If convicted as charged, the defendant faces a possible maximum sentence of life in prison.

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