Mother now charged in toddler's death

Mother now charged in toddler's death

Elijah Burger

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WCNC.com

Posted on August 15, 2009 at 4:51 PM

Updated Sunday, Nov 1 at 4:09 PM

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The mother of a 2-year-old who was allegedly beaten to death by his father is now charged in the toddler's death.

Elijah Burger died on Nov. 11 from blunt force trauma.

His father, Andre Earl Hampton, was arrested soon afterward and charged with murder.

Now, Charlotte-Mecklenburg police say that Elijah's mother, Lashinna Sharock Burger, has also been charged with murder and child abuse.

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Burger was taken into custody on Monday.

Police did not release additional information on why she was charged.

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