Richmond Mother Arrested for Torturing, Killing Son

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Police believe the mother of eight-year-old Raijon Daniels tortured him for more than a year before he died, apparently from drinking household cleaner. According to the MediaNews papers, "Reports of Raijon's problems at home had crossed the desk of social workers at Contra Costa's Children and & Family Services at least three times since May 2005, records show. In each case, he went home to his mother in south Richmond." The Chron reports that "in an interview with police that lasted several hours, Moses was 'strictly business,' didn't appear remorseful and never once asked about how her son was doing." The woman also had a three-year-old daughter who showed no signs of abuse and had toys in her room.

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