Police in Seattle, Washington reported that a woman kicked her boyfriend’s seventeen month old toddler to death last Friday.
Twenty year old, Alicia Joni Goemaat, allegedly kicked the young boy in the stomach, knocking him down, and then kicking him again.
The toddler, Drue Lehto, reportedly died from abdominal injuries.
According to police, one week prior, Lehto was taken to the hospital for treatment of bruises and scratches that did not appear to be normal for a toddler.
Witnesses to police that Goemaat would become agitated and frustrated when the toddler cried often flicking him or giving him a spanking.
Goemaat’s bail was set at $1 million and is facing charges that include second-degree murder.