Iraq war veteran charged in beating death of 5-year-old boy

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HARRIS COUNTY, TX - An Iraq war veteran is accused of killing his girlfriend's 5-year-old son. Sherrick Washington allegedly beat Amarie Daniels to death, leaving him with a fractured skill, broken pelvis and many other cuts and bruises.

Prosecutors say Washington got in an argument with the boy's mother when Amarie walked in. Then Washington allegedly punched the boy in the chest, threw him against a wall, hit him with a belt and threw him against the refrigerator and floor.

Washington is charged with capital murder and is being held without bond in the Harris County jail.