Girlfriend 'upset' in beating death of 6-year-old
HOUSTON Thirty-year-old Tammyra Sampson, appeared before Judge Belinda Hill in Houston court Tuesday on the felony charge of injury to a child by omission. Her boyfriend, 34-year-old Alex Duncan, also appeared, charged with murder in the beating death of his 6-year-old son. Police said the boy was beaten for eight hours Saturday until he had a seizure and died and that Sampson witnessed the beating. Cary Hart, Sampson's court-appointed attorney, said outside the courtroom that her client is "very upset." Duncan's attorney, Thomas Martin, declined comment.