published Thursday, December 22nd, 2011

Chattanooga 4-year-old beaten all over body, autopsy reveals

A 4-year-old who police say was beaten to death Monday suffered bruising and abrasions all over his body, and had multiple broken ribs — some of which officials say were in the healing phase from previous fractures, according to a Hamilton County Medical Examiner’s Report.

The report shows TyReke Evans’ injuries cover his body, and that fresh wounds and abrasions were found alongside old scars and bruises, indicating a history of abuse.

Several of Evans’ organs were punctured from broken ribs, and he suffered a “large amount” of internal bleeding. He was pronounced dead on arrival after his mother brought him and his 3-year-old brother to the hospital Monday night.

Evans’ little brother, Domaniche Brewer, remains in the intensive care unit at Children’s Hospital at Erlanger. The boys’ mother, 23-year-old Patricia Brewer, and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Kenneth Coleman, face several charges, including first-degree murder.

Coleman admitted to police that he struck the boys with a belt that night.

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ChattanoogaVol said...

The mother and the boyfriend should be made to die a slow and extremely painful death. Absolute scum these two. How anyone could beat two little kids like this is sickening. Now, one is dead because of it, and the other one still isn't out of the hospital. If anyone deserves the death penalty it's these two pieces of trash. They are pure evil. Both of them.

December 22, 2011 at 5:08 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

OH! Please! ChattVol. From your posts your just as sick as you seem to think these two are. You seem to have some kind of sick, twisted fascination with death and torture.

December 22, 2011 at 5:24 p.m.
ChattanoogaVol said...

Gee macropetala8, I guess we should just let them sit in jail for years and years, and let taxpayer money pay for it. Right? What do YOU think should happen to these pieces of filth? Are you one of those loons that thinks they should be "rehabilitated"? I say they need to be given the ultimate punishment as allowed by the law? What say you?

December 22, 2011 at 5:43 p.m.
prc said...

I agree with ChattaVol. It would be like continuing to wrong those kids by letting the killers and beaters get by with anything less than maximum punishment and even then, it would not be enough.

December 22, 2011 at 6:55 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

ChattanoogaVol said... Gee macropetala8, I guess we should just let them sit in jail for years and years, and let taxpayer money pay for it. Right? What do YOU think should happen to these pieces of filth?

Well, since you're more concerned about they may sit in jail for years and years, we could all just go the Casey Anthony route. You could get old boy rolando to be their cheerleader and advocate. Look how he cheered Casey on to the finish line, making excuses for her. Or, is it just different strokes for folks of a different color with you and rolando?

December 22, 2011 at 7:46 p.m.
macropetala8 said...

Or you could volunteer to become a court appointed children's advocate and also become a liason for the courts, children and their parent or parents? huh? Whatcha' say/Replace all your rants with ideas and action?:

A friend sent this almost a decade ago in another case of child abuse where an innocent child was tragically killed by an adult.

It's titled: TEARDROPS/ "Whispered The Great "Genie" Of The Sky"

As he entered Heaven:

"Over here! Little one" ...Whispered the Great Genie of the sky ...Your suffering on earth is over ...You no longer have to cry

As you can see ...There are many here like you ...But there is no sadness here ...The children are quite content ...Like you, their lives on earth were tragic ...And it's here they were finally sent

On that most horrific day ...The angels were there ...All along, little one ...Although they couldn't intervene ...But with their bodies, they did cushion the blows ...As they witnessed this most tragic scene

The Angels did weep that day ...As they have on countless others ...As you can see there's plenty ...Like you here, little one ...Without regards to race, class, creed or colour

Yes, My precious one ...We all heard the Angels' ...Teardrops ...Gently falling on the rooftops ...Spattering the trees and soaking the ground ...Their heartfelt miseries knew no bounds

Sadly, we know those teardrops ...Will continue to fall ...For all future ones too...God's most innocent, precious, helpless ...And small

But for now, little one ...Here you will find only peace, love ...Contentment and much needed rest ...Here we cuddle and love ...Our little ones ...With gentle tenderness

And if you so begin to weep ...In memory of your earthly pain ...We'll simply rock you and hold you ..........Closer...... ...Till sleep, peace, and contentment ......Abides again.....

P.S. -------"Children are God's way of letting us know the world must/will continue."~~blmw 1/2003

according to 4 children on any given day throughout America dies from child abuse and neglect.

National Child Abuse and Neglect --There are 794,000 confirmed reports of child abuse and neglect each year{and these are only the confirmed ones, where there's likely a required trip to the hospital}; on average, 80% of the time the biological parents are responsible. --4 children die everyday from child abuse and neglect. --Over 500,000 children are in foster care. --Children who suffer abuse or neglect are 53% more likely to become juvenile delinquents, 38% more likely tobe arrested as adults and 38% more likely to become violent criminals. --The economic cost of child abuse is estimated to be $104 billion per year.

December 22, 2011 at 8:04 p.m.
macropetala8 said...


P/S--Footnote: It's not surprising that children who are abused are more likely to go on and abuse others. Once they enter the criminal justice system, as juveniles or adults, they're even further likely to be abuse; physically, emotionally, mentally and often sexually in prisons and juvenile detention centers by fellow inmates or at the hands of prison guards and staff. Then they're released back into society more angry, violent and anti-social than they were before. Abuse the gift that keeps on giving. :( (that is a teardrop).

December 22, 2011 at 8:05 p.m.
lilymaysmommy said...

I know Patricia and I honestly do not think that she was the one abusing them. However, I think a mother should be the very first person to protect her babies. She failed. I do think she is as guilty as Kenneth for not putting a stop to it. Someone I know said well love is blind. Really? No amount of love in this world would ever allow me to let someone hurt my babies. I think they both deserve the death penalty. They will more than likely get killed in prison before they are put to death. Or at the very least find out what it's like to be beaten and abused. This just breaks my heart. Hugged my daughter so many times in the last few days. Sad...just so so sad.

December 22, 2011 at 10:47 p.m.

What a cute kid. He was four years old.

December 23, 2011 at 12:08 a.m.
pikeville said...

My heart goes out to the childrens family. This is one of the most tragic crimes I've seen in some time. In a time of peace on earth and good will. What is happening in our cities? This is heartbreaking. It will be interesting to see DCS's responce. What was this man and woman's record? Say a prayer for this family!!!!

December 24, 2011 at 6:12 a.m.
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