Sisters charged with murder in beating death of 3-year-old who ate cupcake

Two sisters accused of beating a 3-year-old child to death have been indicted on felony murder charges, officials with the Fulton County District Attorney's Office said in a statement Tuesday evening.

Lashirley Morris and Glenndria Morris remain in the Fulton County jail months after Kejuan Mason was found beaten to death Oct. 21 inside an Atlanta home.

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The indictment alleges Lashirley Morris used a bat to beat Kejuan repeatedly in the head, stomach, legs and arms, while legal guardian Glenndria Morris spanked him after he sneaked and ate a cupcake, according to Fulton County district attorney spokesman Dexter Bond.

The sisters were granted bond in the case Monday after the Fulton County district attorney failed to indict the women within 90 days. By law, Georgia courts must grant bond if the suspect hasn't been indicted within 90 days of an arrest.

Officials have not said if bond was revoked following the indictment.

The sisters face life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.

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