This ‘spare the rod, spoil the child’, taken way too far. What would you do if this was your son?

NY Daily News – A bouncing 3-year-old boy was beaten to death by a belt-wielding aunt infuriated when the adorable child refused to go to sleep, police sources said Thursday.

Suspect Christen (Ninee) Dale, 21, confessed in a videotaped interview at the 67th Precinct to whipping her sister’s son, little Ethan Ali, inside Dale’s Brooklyn apartment, the sources said.

“He came into her room and started jumping up and down on her bed,” the source recounted. “She told him, ‘Go to your room.’ Then she hit him with the belt.”

The mortally injured child went back to his room, where he died, while his aunt fell asleep in her bed, the source said.

The child had bruises on his chest and back, and the medical examiner ruled Thursday that his death was a homicide caused by “multiple blunt impact injuries.”

The heartless aunt, who was apparently alone in the apartment with her nephew, was charged with manslaughter, assault, endangering the welfare of a child and criminal possession of a weapon Thursday evening.

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