Charges upgraded to manslaughter for Sherika Stewart, Leon Walters in death of 3-year-old Ahyna Louis-Hardy

Charges have been upgraded for a Bronx mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of her 3-year-old daughter. Sherika Stewart and Leon Walters are

Police say the 22- and 25-year-old admitted to striking the toddler with a belt.

Police say the 22- and 25-year-old admitted to striking the toddler with a belt. (5/23/13)

THE BRONX - Charges have been upgraded for a Bronx mother and her boyfriend accused in the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

Sherika Stewart and Leon Walters are now facing manslaughter charges after Ahnya Louis-Hardy was found unconscious in Stewart's Manhattan College Parkway home last month.

Police say the 22- and 25-year-old admitted to striking the toddler with a belt because she refused to do her lessons.

Stewart and Walters were originally charged with assault and reckless endangerment.

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