Mom, boyfriend charged with severely beating 4-year-old
A mother and her boyfriend have been arrested and charged with severely beating her four-year-old son.
Amy Pherigo and Jose Morales appeared in bond court Sunday – where a judge ordered them held on $2 million bond.
Prosecutors say Pherigo’s son was found in his South Side home April 29 with brain injury, broken ribs, a lacerated liver and spleen and facial injuries.
Investigators say a tip to DCFS led them to the child – who is recovering.
Pherigo claimed the boy was injured after falling down stairs.