Couple charged with murder after death of 3-year-old

May 17, 2018 10:13 PM

The State Police, Seneca Falls Police Department, and the Seneca County District Attorney announced the death of the 3-year-old child that was assaulted.

The toddler had been on life support since Sunday. He passed away May 16 at around 1:42 p.m. 


Alison and Donald Bovio, the boy's mother and stepfather, were behind bars on felony assault charges, They are now facing a 12 count indictment including intentional murder. 

Investigators say the parents claimed their son fell down the stairs at their apartment Saturday night, but medical staff at the hospital said the injuries didn't line up with their story. 

According to court documents, the parents hit the boy with a belt multiple times, intentionally causing his head to hit the floor.

During Tuesday's press conference, police said the boy was unconscious with a brain hemorrhage and unable to breathe on his own.


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