Man Beats Boy to Death Over Failure to Vacuum, Police Say

February 13, 2012 Updated Feb 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM EDT

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Man Beats Boy to Death Over Failure to Vacuum, Police Say

February 13, 2012 Updated Feb 13, 2012 at 2:52 PM EDT

According to the Pittsburgh (Pa.) Post-Gazette, a 29-year-old Pennsylvania man has been charged with criminal homicide for allegedly beating the 11-year-old son of his girlfriend to death with wooden sticks over the weekend.

According to the Post-Gazette story, the man allegedly told police he started beating the boy Saturday after he failed to vacuum their apartment, and that the beatings continued for nine hours.

Read the Post-Gazette story HERE.