A 30-year-old woman was ordered held Monday on $2 million bail and accused of beating a 9-month-old boy who was pronounced dead late this afternoon.
The baby, identified Tuesday night as Aiden Duke of the 7100 block of South
Bennett Avenue, was initially taken by ambulance to the University Of Chicago
Children's Hospital on Sept. 28.
Authorities were alerted to the hospital after doctors determined the child
had suffered rib and skull fractures and other injuries believed to be the
result of child abuse.
After a police investigation, the child's guardian, Patricia McKinney, 30,
was arrested and charged with aggravated battery to a child