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Mom: Memphis man beats 3-year-old son for eating slice of cheesecake

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Posted at 8:17 PM, Jan 12, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-12 22:18:12-05

MEMPHIS, Tenn. – A Memphis man was charged with severely beating a child for allegedly eating the last piece the cheesecake, WREG Memphis station reported Monday.

The 3-year-old was last reported in critical condition.

According to the WREG report, the child’s mother told police her boyfriend, Anthony Gulledge, came home and was mad that her son had eaten the last piece of cheesecake.

Gulledge reportedly dragged the boy by his ankles and whipped him with a belt.

The child’s mother said Gulledge later hit her son again.

The child’s injuries include a dislocated vertebrae and a broken femur.

Gulledge was charged with neglect, aggravated child abuse and domestic assault.

Gulledge is being held on a $210,000 bond. He has denied hitting the child, according to the WREG report.