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Posted: 9/30/2004 7:24:24 AM EDT
I knew a lot of you guys were worried about this coming back on gun owners, looks like the little kid was beaten to death instead of being shot

The Associated Press
9/30/2004, 9:46 a.m. ET

DETROIT (AP) — The 3-year-old killed during a shooting at a day care was beaten to death, not struck down by the gunfire as police originally reported, officials said.

Balloons floated over a pile of stuffed animals placed Wednesday on the steps of the home that was the site of the fatal attack on Stefanie Belue a day before.

Annette Rice, 41, the day care's operator, and Sherita Griggs, Rice's 22-year-old niece, were shot and critically wounded at the in-home day care.

Griggs' 4-month-old son, Amari, suffered a head injury when she dropped him during the attack. Two other children in the house were unharmed.

Police were searching Wednesday for the attacker. They said no motive had been determined but that the attack appeared to be targeted.

Stefanie's family members couldn't shed any light on the reason Wednesday.

"We're pretty much clueless at this point," said the girl's godmother, Andrea Hakeem of Detroit.

Funeral arrangements for Stefanie were incomplete.

Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:27:35 AM EDT
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:28:39 AM EDT
Ex-boyfriend, ex husband, something like that.

If the kid was beaten to death but the others shot then I would suggest that the child- and indirectly the childs mother- were the target.
Link Posted: 9/30/2004 7:32:21 AM EDT
but it was the guns fault, right?
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