It was Markiece who found his stepson unconscious the next morning. When Dina was alerted to her son’s condition, she called her pastor who instructed her to call an ambulance.
When Arrington arrived at University Medical Center, doctors discovered that he had major bruising about his torso and massive brain swelling.
The child was placed in the pediatric critical care unit and further examinations revealed that Arrington had suffered several strokes, had fixed pupils, bruising on his arms, abdomen, back, legs, buttocks and thighs.
Arrington was taken into surgery but passed away soon afterward. The cause of death has not yet been released.
Police obtained a search warrant to investigate the Palmer’s residence and discovered a broken broom stick with what appears to be blood, belts, cords, spatulas and bloodied clothes.
Ironically, the Palmers appeared to be a loving and staunchly religious family. Facebook postings by Dina depict a warm and loving mother who adored her son with comments like, “I love them with heart and soul!!!!” she wrote of Arrington and another child.
The Palmers are currently being held without bail at the Clark County Detention Center in Las Vegas.