Woman’s lesbian lover and her mother ‘beat her three-year-old son to death with a plastic rod

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Three-year-old Xavier Mokarzel-Satchel died after allegedly being beaten by his 23-year-old mother Brandi’s girlfriend, 28-year-old Lakesha Lewis, and her mother. 

Police found Xavier Mokarzel-Satchel ‘barely breathing’ in the apartment he shared with the three women in Pine Hills, Florida. He was living with his mother, 23-year-old Brandi Mokarzel, her girlfriend Lakesha Lewis and Lewis’s mother, Callene Barton.

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Mokarzel woke up to find the other two women beating her son with a white plastic rod which they used to open and close the blinds in their apartment. They allegedly became violent with him because they caught him eating yogurt and drinking milk from a jug.

Mokarzel took the boy away from them, bringing him with her into one of the bedrooms to call the police but Barton followed and knocked the phone out of her hand, allegedly threatening to ‘end’ her if she called the police. Barton then grabbed the boy by the arm, dragging him out of the bedroom, and threw him down the hallway, sending him into a seizure. As he seized on the floor and his mother screamed, the two alleged abusers threw water in his face to try to stop the fit.

Mokarzel fled to a neighbor’s apartment and called 911. When she returned, she saw her son lying on his back with food coming out of his nose. Police arrested all three women at the scene. Xavier was taken to hospital where he was pronounced dead four hours later. According to doctors, he had other bruises from past beatings all over his body. Lewis’s four-year-old son, who was also living in the home, was taken into the care of authorities.

The boy’s father, Jacquan Satchel, said he had been trying to obtain full custody of him for years. He dated Mokarzel for four years and the pair broke up when Xavier was one. It is not clear whether she met Lewis before or after she moved to Florida. Lewis was charged with felony first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse. Barton was charged with the same and faces an additional charge of hindering communication to a law enforcement agency for slapping the phone out of the boy’s mother’s hands. Neither was granted bail.

Mokarzel was released on a $2,500 bond on a single count of child neglect.

 

A woman’s lesbian lover and her mother have been charged with beating her three-year-old son to death with a plastic rod after catching him drinking from a milk jug.

Mokarzel woke up to find the other two women beating her son with a white plastic rod which they used to open and close the blinds in their apartment. They allegedly became violent with him because they caught him eating yogurt and drinking milk from a jug.