Mother, Step-father Indicted for Murder of Four Year Old Boy

The Franklin County Grand Jury today returned indictments against the mother and step-father of a 4-year-old boy who was beaten to death.

Lawrence Martin King III died one week ago at his home in Canal Winchester.

Authorities allege the child was beaten for days by John Jerome Reeves, and the mother, Nikki Reeves, allowed the beatings to continue.

If convicted of the multiple felony charges against them, he faces up to life in prison without parole, and she faces life in prison.

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