Mom, boyfriend charged in alleged beating of her two young kids


Nathan Alan McIntyre is charged with injury to a child, and Rebecca Lee Ramirez is charged with injury to a child by omission.

Court documents state an officer was dispatched to a Baytown apartment for a welfare concern on June 30, 2010. The officer says he discovered two children -- a four-year-old boy and a three-year-old boy -- who had multiple permanent scars, lacerations and bruises all over their bodies.

According to the officer, the stories from the boys' mother Ramirez and her live-in boyfriend McIntyre were inconsistent as to how the boys got their injuries.

According to court documents, the four-year-old boy told authorities that McIntyre hit him in the face with his fist, and investigators say he had visible bruising on his face, scratches to his back and scars on top of his head. The three-year-old boy also had visible bruising to his face, lacerations and burn marks to his body and multiple bruises on his arms. The older boy said his brother's injuries were from McIntyre as well, officials said.

Ramirez, 22, failed to report injuries, failed to attempt to seek medical treatment, failed to contact law enforcement and lied to investigators, according to court documents.

McIntyre, 21, has a prior conviction of burglary of a habitation in 2007.

Bond has been set at $10,000 for McIntyre and $5,000 for Ramirez.

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