Here we go. I knew something was up.
This is from the LA Times
Neighbors at the trailer park where Amy and the boy lived said Wednesday there had been plenty of signs that he was violent.
He often told neighbors that his father beat him, sometimes with a baseball bat, said Shelly Bowman, 27. Police had visited the park when the boy was accused of stealing, and he was so rough with other children that Bowman had threatened to call the police, she said.
"There's no way you should draw your fist out to hit my 4-year-old, who was just playing," she said.
As the sun set Monday night, the 12-year-old was agitated, Bowman said. She had asked him to leave her trailer because she didn't feel her kids were safe around him. Leaving for the grocery store, she left orders with the baby-sitters not to allow him back inside. He pounded on the window, but they did not let him in, she said.
"It upset him real bad," she said.