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A live-in boyfriend has been charged with capital murder in the beating death of his girlfriend's two-year-old son.
Reginald Dancy, 22, is accused of killing Tylan Thomas via " blunt force trauma to the abdomen."
The boy died August 30 in an apartment on the far southwest side. Dancy told cops he had disciplined the boy for being up at 2 a.m. fooling with a DVD player; investigators waited until an autopsy was performed to charge him.
Dancy later told investigators he woke up around 2 a.m. and saw the baby playing with a DVD player. Dancy stated he disciplined the child and attempted to strike him in the buttocks but missed and hit his back. The baby then fell onto his bed. Dancy stated he then left the baby in his room, returned a few hours later and found the baby convulsing. Dancy then woke the child's mother and the two of them took the baby to the hospital.