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Mother beats 4-year-old son to death on his birthday

By Mason White 4:56 PM September 27, 2017
Crystal Valdez and Christopher
Crystal Valdez and Christopher
By: William Martin

A cruel mother beat her young son to death on the day that he celebrated his fourth birthday, according to police in Illinois.

Chicago police said that they have arrested 34-year-old Crystal Valdez, after being accused of abusing and beating her youngest son Christopher.

In court, Valdez has been found guilty of first-degree murder.

She faces up to life in prison.

Valdez’s boyfriend, 40-year-old Cesar Ruiz, was also convicted of murder in connection with the boy’s death, and was sentenced to 75 years in prison.

The court was told that Valdez admitted to beating her son on multiple occasions.

On the day of Christopher’s fourth birthday, his aunt, Katrine Valdez, became concerned and went to his home to check up on him.

When she entered his bedroom, Katrine noticed that Christopher was covered in blankets.

She pulled off the blanket, and noticed that the child was dead and his body was covered in bruises.

Katrine called 911, and during the call, crystal was heard saying that she killed her son.