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.

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