4-year-old Baltimore boy suffered untreated burns before mother put body in dumpster, charging documents say

By MCKENNA OXENDEN

Malachi Lawson, the 4-year-old boy found dead in a dumpster Saturday suffered from severe, untreated burns for days before he died, according to newly released charging documents.

The boy’s mother, Alicia Lawson, 25, and her spouse, Shatika Lawson, 40, were arrested and charged with 11 different counts including involuntary manslaughter, first-degree child abuse, reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and giving false statements.

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