Six-Year-Old Beaten To Death

A six-year-old boy in Elizabethtown is beaten to death and his mother's boyfriend is charged with homicide.

The News-Enterprise reports 22-year-old Antwan Hayes is being held in the Hardin County Detention Center.

Mar'riel Lucas of Elizabethtown was taken to Hardin Memorial Hospital at 4 a.m. on Aug. 29.

He was flown to Kosair Children's Hospital in Louisville where he later died.

An autopsy shows the boy died of blunt-force trauma to the abdomen.

Police say Hayes is the boyfriend of the boy's mother, Danial Lucas. is happy to provide a forum for commenting and discussion. Please respect and abide by the house rules:

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