Prosecutors: NYC mom fatally beat son who broke TV

THE BRONX - (AP) - Prosecutors say a New York City woman beat her 5-year-old son to death because he broke the television while playing a Nintendo Wii video game.

Kim Crawford was charged with murder and manslaughter in BronxCriminal Court on Tuesday. She was ordered held without bond.

Prosecutors say she admitted hitting the boy hard in the backand stomach over the broken TV. Police found her son, Jamar Johnson, unconscious and not breathing at their Bronx home on Friday.

An autopsy revealed internal abdominal injuries.

Defense attorney Camille Abate told the Daily News that Crawford shouldn't have been charged with murder. She says the facts do notestablish that Crawford tried to kill her child.

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