Thursday, October 3, 2013

Dad arrested for severely beating 11-year-old son with extension cord (Oklahoma City, Oklahoma)

Dad is identified as KENNETH TYNER.

OKC Dad Arrested For Beating Son With Extension Cord

Posted: Oct 02, 2013 3:51 PM EDT Updated: Oct 02, 2013 3:51 PM EDT
By LaShauna Sewell,

OKLAHOMA CITY - An Oklahoma City father is accused of severely beating his 11-year-old son with an extension cord after the boy was suspended from school.

The boy was suspended September 25 for holding a knife another boy brought to school. The child's mother called the boy's father, 33-year-old Kenneth Tyner, to tell him what happened.

The woman says Tyner came to her home, grabbed an extension cord, wrapped part of it around his fist, and locked himself inside the boy's bedroom.

Both the boy and the mother say Tyner beat the child for 30 minutes. The boy says Tyner only stopped when he wet himself. He told the boy to shower, and walked out of the room. As he left, he reportedly told the mother not to question his discipline, and threatened to kill her if she called police.

The mother was so frightened she waited until the next day to call for help. An officer examined the boy's injuries, and found he had a large bruise stretching from his forehead to his cheek. The child said it happened when his father punched him, slamming the boy's head into a door.

The officer also observed bruises and marks all over the boy's arms, torso, and legs. The child also had some open wounds on his torso. The boy was taken to a hospital for treatment. DHS was also called to the hospital to open an investigation into the assault.

Police spoke to Tyner and asked him why he beat the child. Tyner replied he did it because the boy was suspended from school.

Police arrested Tyner and booked him to the Oklahoma County jail.