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Mom allegedly beat son for being gay
Tigard, Ore. - A woman on trial in connection to the death of her 4-year-old son beat him because he showed indications he was gay, according to prosecutors.
The boy died from stomach injuries in August 2012. Jessica Dutro-Bogess live-in boyfriend, Brian Canady pleaded guilty to manslaughter earlier in March.
According to court documents, the district attorney accuses Dutro-Bogess of beating her son because of the way he walked and talked.
Dutro-Bogess is charged with one count of murder, five counts of murder by abuse and one count of second-degree assault.
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Photo: Courtesy KATU2 Portland, Ore.