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A lesbian couple who was charged with murder in the death of their 4-year-old son reportedly treated his severe 3rd-degree burns for nine days before he died. They then took a Lyft to discard the boy's body in a dumpster 10 miles from their home.

Police say Malachi Lawson's mother, Alicia Lawson, reported him missing the next day. Alicia told police she last saw her son on his grandmother's porch. But after her story changed, she finally admitted he was dead and she disposed of his body.

Alicia, 25, and her domestic partner, Shakita Lawson, 40, were arrested and charged with neglect resulting in the death of a minor, first-degree child abuse, reckless endangerment, tampering with evidence and making false statements, according to CBS 13 in Baltimore.

Charging documents obtained by the Baltimore Sun, WJZ and ABC News, reveal the horrific injuries Malachi suffered in his final days.

Alicia and Shatika told police the boy soiled himself, and they were giving him a bath but they didn't realize the water in the tub was scalding hot.

While they washed his soiled clothes in the sink, they turned around and saw Malachi had suffered "serious" third-degree burns on his body from his waist down, according to the documents.

The burns were so severe the women could see skin floating in the water. They said they didn't call 911 because they feared Malachi would be removed from their home.

Over the next nine days the women attempted to treat the child's 3rd-degree burns on their own. Third-degree burns require emergency medical attention in a burn unit.

"From the time of the child's injury to the fabricated call to 911, neither Alicia or Shatika sought medical treatment for the child, instead seeking to hide his injuries for the sake of their own well being which resulted in his death," the charging documents state.


    Mental illness is serious..

  • Nikkeisha Brooklyn Stewart


  • KneeSee

    So sad. They tortured that poor baby. Burn them at the stake!

  • Panther Charleston

    Rest in peace, child.

  • TheWildChild

    They both need to be burned at dusk ? what's sad is I'm sure there were lots of friends and family who prolly saw the signs of abuse and turned the other cheek. I told my fam' ? if I ever suspect any of my Lil ignant cousins of mistreating any of them snotty-diaper kids, I'm kicking azz and escorting you out of society

  • Lame Ass LA

    This is odd becuz black women do NO no no, black women are mother goddesses from which all existence women are the most attacked, most women are "sunkissed" melanin queen goddesses whom every woman on earth wishes to be like...i havent heard of any of the Kardashians or Kylie Jenner throwing their black sons in the dumpster...

  • CookieMobster

    Um that boy HAD to scream when they put him in scalding hot water. If it was an accident they had nothing to fear. He soiled him self they said we gonna teach his ass with this hot water and went too far. Just freaking sick with that ugly ass Skittle looking hair. Go straight to HELL.

  • onelove

    people are so Heartless...

  • Dahl

    The bath was so hot that his skin floated off in the water ??? I’m sorry, I don’t know of residential water being so hot to scald flesh off the bone without the assistance of an additional heating source. If this is even true, i think they added boiling water to the bath to “cleanse” him, sickos...

  • WutizstillHERE!

    I truly believe the punishment should fit the crime in most cases like this.. someone should boil water and dip them in it..

  • nyla00


  • LeeSeeCee

    I want to beat both of them with a metal pipe so damn bad.. Stank, nasty POS's..

  • CardiB’sAbs

    Death sentence would fit.

  • Tee Bullock

    I'm so sick of cruel people in this world!!! Stop having babies yall don't want UGHHHH!

  • GrambosTheHealer

    I laughed out loud at the imagery of them being "burned at dusk" #whew cthu!

  • Gloria

    You sound mentally ill

  • Renee26

    Disgusting winches.... Boil their nasty asses

  • Renee26

    My thoughts too

  • WhoKnew

    Can't read that article. These vermin are sick AF.

  • hi-liter

    These ugly skittles head hose Held that baby down in that hot water.

  • Just Ice

    That's just cold blooded sistas!

  • Shenanigans1

    Ummmm. What?! You bathed the boy but you didn’t realize the water was as hot as it was?! It sounds like THEY put boiling hot water in the tub.

  • Renee26

    It can get that hot... I turned mine all the way to the highest setting. Those bishes didn't add any cold water in there. They were trying to punish him ?

  • Navybeans95

    The lyft driver tho??..this is straight up gutter trash...they were torturing this child...

  • Renee26

    Shut the fugg up cause there are examples of heinous crimes commited by Armenian people and you don't take those instances to make them the poster child for all Armenians so don't come in here tryna make all black women fit into this narrative.

    Hell yeah black women are all that and then some. That's why you're hating on them and tryna cape for some Kartrashian culture vulture asses who WISH they had our black features without having to go under the knife.

    Bye bish!!

  • Lame Ass LA

    Hi Gloria....u melanin poppin sunkissed black girl magic african queen goddess you ?

  • Mimi_131

    If the water was that hot he would have jumped out screaming. Liars! They are just demons that enjoyed torturing a defenseless child.

  • Lame Ass LA

    Heeeeeeey Renee26...go head witcho bad self...wear that natural hair and those full lips with pride my brownskin girl magic deity goddess

  • Jen_no_juice

    Omg!!! The story doesn't make sense. You would've heard him scream if he voluntary went in the hot water and jumped out. Females like this make me mad. Some women can't have kids yet they hurt their baby for accidentally wetting his clothes and don't get treatment

  • Nathan Hastings

    Dear God in Heaven!!!

  • CookieMobster

    Oh my. I did not think of that. You are right. Some residential water does get hot but not fall off the bone hot. Sick sick SICK ??

  • Fire & Ice

    My God baby boy was tortured ?. I'm sorry this happened to you...RIP little one. Ughhh this is too much for me ?

  • Vegas1989

    This is such a sad story. I don't know how anyone could do this to a helpless child. Now if I was an Official Government worker (Po-Po, court, district atty. etc) I couldn't do or work this case. I couldn't be around these sorry chicks because I would so some serious harm to them!

  • Indies beauty

    My heart aches when I hear stories like this. Poor baby

  • Kimberly Jones

    Evil! That baby was tortured by those demons for a long time. R.I.P. No more pain..

  • Lovechild

    Disgusting because lots of studs really hate males and they take it out on their girlfriends little boys!! RIP.

  • SpillyNillie

    I'm SEETHING!!!

  • Marlika

    This story here done got my blood boiling!! I know it’s not right to wish death upon anyone BUT I HOPE THESE TWO *%#$ ARE MURDERED IN PRISON PAINFULLY!!????

  • KarmaBackAround

    They KNEW they was going to jail cauae it sound like yall burned him on did he not scream in agony?? This whole story a fn lie! And its crazy cuz they are charged with more than Vence in beautiful Maleahs case smdh

  • abby500

    What kinda water did they have that burns skin off body? I don’t have that type of water coming out my faucet.

  • Junkanoo

    If either of them had severe burns they would have immediately gone to the hospital they seem like they were trying to hide a history of abuse if the burns were so severe and they failed to seek medical help. Both of these jive turkeys look like they ingested to much lead paint . They watched this kid agonize and slowly die in pain for 9 days then discarded his body like trash. If you're a heartless bitch send the child to his dad or hand them over to the state too many children are being murdered by the very people who are suppose to keep them safe.

  • primadutch

    I just Googled "Third -Degree Burns" and started crying...

  • rory

    I.. I … just don't understand. Somebody explain this to me. Is it really this easy to be so cruel and inhumane?

  • Dowoop

    U are 100% right about the wonderful things u said about black women. Where u were wrong is implying that the Kardashians has black sons but nice try.

  • che’lint

    I feel sick to my stomach after reading that. Burn them demon creatures and pour salt on the wounds. then lay them out in the hot summer sun. some forest. so everytime they sweat, the salt will continue to burn them. it will be a nice and seasoned meal for wild predators. this is my justice.

  • dontgetblocked

    Leaving this post before I jump in my car ..track these blak azz mofos down...break into jail and beat them to near death so they can suffer for nine days.

  • Lame Ass LA

    Black, brown, white, yellow.....their son has a chance at life and will never have to worry about being murdered and thrown into a dumpster....if only that precious child didnt have brownsuga shea butter queen african goddesses as mothers, he may still be alive.

  • Ms..N

    SMH! Will keep my thought to myself!

  • Evillene

    Whew, Chile...

    I am down with that we should both probably be in therapy.

  • Evillene

    I feel you. Lately, when I read about sickening cruelty I get in my feelings too.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    The infection would have killed him if the pain alone didnt. That poor baby suffered horribly. Smdh. I cannot even comprehend what he went through.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    Me too. I've avoided reading this story all day because I didnt want to cry at work.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    They boiled that damn water and threw it on that baby.

  • Maxx

    Black woman are all of the above and then some, but there are murderers, rapist, and abusers in all women regardless of race. Sooooo.....

  • Maxx

    Yeah and if random white men stop killing children of all colors, there Moms wouldn't have to go through the pain of losing a child due to someone like you coming up with this crazy mess against other races!

  • Lame Ass LA

    ?????.....u gotta love it....whenever a sunkissed melanin blackgirl magic queen does something insidious, its slightly dismissed cuz "there is bad in all races".....but had the two lesbian welfare queens been white....ALL OF U WOULD BE GOIN IN ON WHITE PPL AND WHITE WOMEN!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! NONE OF U WOULD DARE MENTION ALL THE OTHER RACES THAT DO TERRIBLE SHIT

  • currvalicious

    We live amongst thee most vile, malevolent, disgusting vermin there is. Walking around God's earth disguised as human beings. Human beings made in the likeness of our Lord & Saviour could/would never.

  • Lame Ass LA

    Posted on a story about two BLACK women who murdered a BLACK child....poor thing....white ppl live rent free in ur head huh

  • Sushi

    I get no understanding, I bathe and dip my dog once a week, and before I put her in the tub I check the temperature of the water, so there is no excuse....

  • Nicol B

    I do the same with my dog. Our water gets up to 145, I'd never put water on him without a temp check. Makes no sense???

    There is more to that story, I know.

  • che’lint

    LOL nah, its a fitting punishment for what they did to that little boy. How he suffered during his short time on this earth.

  • Nicol B

    Need any help?

  • Nicol B

    I love the thought of Jail Justice. There is always someone in there who is capable of worse!

  • Sushi

    All day

  • Nicol B

    I'm a straight cry baby especially with the babies!
    Some women should not be allowed to have kids.

  • Nicol B

    You said it!

  • Nicol B

    Maybe several brutal near death experiences, but they gotta live with this sin every minute of the day!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I knew I was going to cry reading this story. Smh. I wish they would have dropped him off at a hospital or gave him up for adoption if they didnt want him or couldn't take care of him. Those P.O.S probably refused to work and was getting a check for him. Just thinking about it infuriates me. I know someone just like these bitches. Ruins any good relationship their child has with someone, gets jealous anytime anyone does more for the child than her lazy, lying tail and always playing the victim and using the child to get sympathy. And you cannot tell me that people didn't notice something. The school, the neighbors, family SOMEBODY had to have seen signs but no one helped him. Smh.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Yes, they did! I believe those two fugly mofos burned that poor sweet baby on purpose, too.??

  • Nicol B

    They neglected him treatment because he likely had older marks from previous abuse. If they went to the hospital, one or both of them would have probably left in cuffs. I can't imagine the torture this child was going through. God bless his soul.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    You know they did. Why wouldn't they rush him to the hospital? They wanted to cover up burning him on purpose. They just didnt expect for him to die. They need their àss whooped for this right here.

  • Junkanoo

    Those demons better get their assess stomped in prision for killing that child prisioners better represent and give child killers and pedophiles several beat downs

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Prolly was mad cuz he used the bathroom on himself and to teach him a lesson they put him in that hot water but prolly didn’t anticipate it being melt your skin off hot! This some sick shiiiiit I can’t even fathom this

  • Pamela

    Too much foolishness. Blocked??

  • isaiit

    Here's a thing if the water was that hot a kid might dip a toe in but they're not getting into it. Someone placed that baby in that water and watched his skin burn. I hope they get their karma now and also in whatever place their souls end up

  • isaiit

    I just said the same dann thing

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Now, if these two wildebeests (and anyone else who abuses/murderers a child) were paraded through the streets in handcuffs and then tarred and feathered I would not be mad. At all!!

  • Ms.Devereaux

    Oh yes let me get to it!! Wooooowww

  • Ms.Devereaux

    WTH!!! Lord get your block button out baaaaby cuz I’m pulling mine out right now!

  • CookieMobster

    No explanation for it except the devil is alive.

  • Shenanigans1

    Pick me UP!!

  • Shenanigans1

    And they better pray to God that nobody in there finds out what they did. Assholes.

  • Mrs Mary

    Lesbian and Gay will rot in hell

  • Wreckognize Game

    Sad AF

  • Soon2BWife

    Demons! That poor baby.

  • the guest

    They obviously should not have had that baby in their care. They look like they should have been in rehab. Lock them up for life for their evil against that poor baby.

  • Maxima

    NOTE TO LESBIANS: If you have a male son, please put him up for adoption. Your male hate is too strong. P.S., those are the most evil so-called women I have ever seen.

  • Allihave2say

    I'm glad these two will never be free again!
    Scalding hot waters does a few things to let you know it's hot: it smokes, it fogs up mirrors, I emits heat and being hot enough to cause 3rd degree burns it would cause the child to scream out in pain. I swear we need to start offering an eye for an eye for intentional acts against people, especially kids.

  • Allihave2say

    That baby hollered when they put the first body part in that water. Let me catch a case so I can mash their faces.

  • Allihave2say

    I can never understand how a woman destroys the gift her body gave her.

  • Allihave2say

    I got gas money.

  • Allihave2say

    Just imagine the pain this child experienced with no real pain medicine. People have just fallen under the spell of demons and reprobate minds. There's no appreciation of life, fear of God or laws of the lands.

  • FakeNeanderthal Jesus

    here'a no J in the Hebrew language .Jesus was made up by the cave Neanderthal Roman catholic church.

    THE MOST HIGH YHWH QUOTED:Isaiah 43:11 I, even I, am the LORD; and beside me there is no saviour.

    Hosea 4:6
    6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge:
    because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee,
    that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God, I will also forget thy children.

    Black people are dying because lack of knowledge.Some of you don't know who your enemy is.

  • currvalicious


  • chris

    Think these the rats Trump was referring to

  • Rhyme and Reason

    They look like somebody got both of them real good, and was shown no mercy!

    They both deserve a lethal injection because they what they were doing to this poor child was beyond merciless and sadistic!

    It never cease to amaze me how the sickest people find each other in a world of billions of people! #Ungodly soul ties

  • Sacha

    Put them broads in scolding hot water until their skin slides off.

  • SpiceGirl

    Fry these BISHES!

  • Omandesert

    When I read stories such as this one, it saddens me. Females are given the greatest gift from God, which is to bring life in the world. How can you not love and protect your own flesh and blood? How can you harm an innocent child? Why didn’t they put him up for adoption if they didn’t want him? Obviously they didn’t, if he was suffering abuse for normal children functions. He soiled his pants, okay bitch! Clean him up and change his clothes. Where was the grandmother? Bat shit crazies out here in today’s world.

  • sunni_daze

    Deep fry these heaux

  • SpiceGirl


  • Sebastian Johnson

    Microwave these broads!

  • Yess Queen

    One. they are evil!
    Two: They are selfish!
    Three: They need to be under the jail!

  • IyanlaVanzantoftheInterWebs


  • MythCalledLove

    They knew damn well that water was hot. You can feel the heat if its too hot before you get in
    That was punishment. Damn shame he had to be in pain for that long. If you really made mistake call the damn ambulance. I use to work at a hospital and burn victims go thru some serious pain. You carried that baby in your belly for 9 some say 10 months. Feel it kick etc and you don't give a damn. This isn't the 1st time they abused him. Charm City is a mess

  • MythCalledLove

    Nah don't kill them thats too easy. They need to feel what he felt. Burn their ass & don't treat them for 9 days. Take him out the house & dump his body in a damn dumpster & walk away then lay your damn head on a pillow to sleep with your child laying in the trash. And I know he was crying from the pain for 9 days. Did they feed him ?
    The boy is dead but your still alive eating & laughing in jail. Heartbreaking

  • ShWa

    I hope they get the treatment they deserve in jail! RIP angel.

  • SingleGalCrazyWorld


  • Kanyade

    Alicia and Shatika ... weregiving him a bath but they didn't realize the water in the tub was scalding hot.

  • Kanyade

    Alicia and Shatika ... weregiving him a bath but they didn't realize the water in the tub was scalding hot.

  • Parent

    Sweet baby Jesus, why did that boy have to suffer like that. Please help us.

  • free

    why do people expect us to believe anybody is just gonna sit waist down in a tub of scalding water and not scream and fight for their very lives to get out? their own body's defenses would cause them to repel away from the water. i hope they get the same thing the other two chicks who killed that lil girl got (the ones that fainted in court)--life without the possibility of parole.

  • Indies beauty

    They are so evil. My mind cant even wrap around the story.