Toddler’s grandma and mother charged with brutally beating the two-year-old boy after a potty-training accident.


Kylen Shangreaux, two, was found to have suffered horrendous injuries before he died, reports The Mirror.

A post-mortem exam showed the toddler was killed as a result of blows to the head and abdomen in South Dakota in July.

It also found evidence Kylen’s scrotum had been torn, with prosecutors claiming this was evidence of his mother Katrina Shangreaux, 28, having been enraged by a potty training incident. The child also had evidence of bruising and bite marks.

Katrina Shangreaux is charged with first-degree murder, child abuse, neglect and assault resulting in serious bodily injury of a minor.

Investigators now say her mother Sonya Dubray, 47, was also complicit in the crime.

She faces charges of tampering with evidence, accessory to first-degree murder, making a false statement and misprision of a felony.

The child was dead by the time an ambulance transported him to hospital on the day of the allege attack.

Dubray is accused of tampering with case evidence by washing the clothing worn by the deceased child, as well as by “cleaning the scene of the murder” with bleach or a similar substance.

Her charging document also says she helped Shangreaux evade the authorities; that she concealed the toddler’s abuse by not reporting it to authorities; and misled law enforcement regarding the extent of the abuse.

This comes after a story earlier this week of a man who stomped on a two-year-old girl, resulting in her death, found guilty of manslaughter.

Mussie Debresay, became angry at the toddler for urinating on his couch, his reaction resulted in catastrophic internal injuries to her tiny body.

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  • They should have been charged with murder, not manslaughter. Adults should know it is wrong to attack and jump on a little toddler.


  • I couldn’t read all of this. This is sick and so so sad. Lock them up for life!


  • What is wrong with these people that they could do that to a child. over potty training!


  • Omg, what is happening around the world with so called parents or guardians of babies and toddlers? This is an unthinkable act for a family member to do and to clean up afterward the deed is even more disgusting. They are just babies! Needing the help and guidance of adults. Angry and sad this has happened.


  • I would like to read more uplifting articles too.
    Terrible what they did to this little angel. :-(


  • I find this content too distressing to read – the headline enough is disturbing. I really hope Mouths of Mums move away from articles like this one but I notice there seem to be more and more of them creeping in on this site. I don’t like them, they’re not uplifting and all it does is spread more awareness of the horrors in this world. Please post something uplifting, motivating or funny. I can’t imagine any mother (or anyone for that matter) really wants to read anything like this.


  • Oh my God, this is just absolutely horrific. I cannot make sense of any of it. This poor child, who should be nurtured and loved. These people must have the judicial book thrown at them. They don’t deserve life outside of a prison ever. That poor child. I just can’t understand…


  • Oh my god.! Absolutely disgusting and dispicAble. You have to wonder what other abuse and neglect thus child suffered before this incident. So much violence here, it’s hard to believe it was a one off. Poor little boy, horrendous


  • What the heck! This was an innocent young child who didn’t deserve to be treated this way. The poor baby knew no better and was cruelly punished resulting in his death. They both deserve to be jailed and beaten every day. I’m sorry but what that poor young boy had to go through was horrendous


  • I think both women have issues. How could the Grandma stand back do nothing or did she condone her daughter’s brutal behaviour? Doesn’t that make her an accessory to murder?


  • We seem to be hearing things like this more and more. What on earth has gone so wrong that people have children and treat them so horribly?


  • NO ONE AND I MEAN NO ON should touch a child or hit a child or hurt a child the way this women dod just because of a potty acident


  • Yet another murder of a poor innocent child ..what is this world coming too. ?
    RIP sweet angel.


  • This woman clearly has unresolved issues.


  • Omg that’s just horrible what sort of people would do that to a innocent child they need to be strung up and left to rot away


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