CLEVELAND (AP) — An 8-year-old boy who police say was doused with hot water by his father while locked in a dog cage has died.
Marvonne Williams died at a hospital Monday, three weeks after suffering second-degree burns over 38 percent of his body.
His father, Johnny C. Harris, 35, was indicted last week on charges of attempted murder and child endangering. Police said he will probably face upgraded charges.
Harris denied the allegations to police and said his son lies. He claimed one of the family's several pit bulls must have knocked a water heater onto the boy.