MILWAUKEE - Two
Milwaukee women were charged Saturday with child neglect and other
counts in the death of a 7-year-old boy who was starved, burned with
cigarettes, beaten and whipped with cords.
Court records show
Trevion Winningham died Tuesday, weighing just 44 pounds and with
open cuts, bruises and other injuries.
Etter Hughes, 44,
and Mary Martinez, 47, each face multiple counts. A news outlet
reports the women were jailed Saturday and court records don't list
an attorney for either woman to comment on their behalf.
complaint says Hughes was in Arkansas with her family and moving to
Milwaukee. She agreed to take Trevion and his brother from their
mother, Hughes' cousin, in August. They eventually moved into
Martinez's rat-infested apartment in Milwaukee, where the boys were
subjected to torture and starvation.
9-year-old brother, who is hospitalized with injuries, and Hughes'
son told police that Martinez repeatedly punched, kicked and whipped
Hughes and Martinez
had met in prison.
serving time for a burglary conviction. Hughes was convicted in the
2003 death of a 1-year-old who was tortured in her home and died,
and sentenced to 18 months in prison and four years of supervision.