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Police: 3-year-old bitten 11 times in fatal beating


MILWAUKEE (AP) -- A 27-year-old man is accused of abusing a 3-year-old autistic boy who was found with at least 11 bite marks, multiple bruises and brain swelling.

Maurice Snyder is charged with 13 counts of physical abuse of a child and one count of child neglect. The boy's mother 24-year-old Megan Scott is charged with failure to act to prevent bodily harm to a child.

The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports Aiden Archer died Wednesday, after being on life support since Monday when police were called to the house.

The complaint says Snyder and Scott are heroin addicts.

Prosecutors expect to file an amended charge of first-degree intentional homicide against Snyder once the cause of death is confirmed.

Neither suspect had an attorney listed in online court records. Both were jailed Saturday.

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