Terrifying and tragic reports are speaking about a young boy who was murdered by his own stepfather.
Six-year-old Anthony Rouse who adored water so much was killed by those he trusted his life with. And now, his mother and stepdad are being charged for his murder.
But the suspects refuse to take responsibility and claim the child took his own life, adding that they had nothing to do with the matter.
Those who were linked to the child are now going into detail about how little Anthony was a very happy baby who liked to go fishing and swimming. There was just something about the water that intrigued him to bits. But little did he know that it would end up taking his life.
“He really loved the water, he liked to go swimming”- one relative added. And that’s why he liked to go to his mom’s house and have his birthdays there because he knew there would be water all around.
“She had a pool and he really liked to go swimming and be around the water for long periods of time”- he explained.
Metzger adored taking pauses in between these sharing memory days. This was after the child’s biological mom and stepdad were indicted on charges linked to first-degree murder. And that was linked to the death that arose of the child in April.
More reports from the cops added how they were able to find terrifying evidence of abuse too and how he suffered at the hands of the Seymores, as per a recently disclosed affidavit.
The document further alleged how Anthony was hit and kept in captivity inside a dog cage. His siblings were also bribed with rewards so they were enticed to join in the abuse. Moreover, Anthony passed away within just a few months of being in the custody of the Seymores.
Andre Rouse who was Anthony’s dad says he is devastated to know what happened to his son. He wished the stepdad would never come near his child, adding how his son was the most loving and energetic baby that anyone would ever come across.