The Toll

Tracking Chattanooga's Homicides


Tyre'ke Evans

Date: 12/19/11

Gender: Male

Age: 4

Race: Black

Time: Unknown

Suspect(s): Patricia Brewer, 23; Kenneth Dewayne Coleman, 21

Status: Suspects convicted

What happened:

Tyre'ke Evans, 4, dies after a beating left him with a swollen brain, lacerated liver, bruises and abrasions. His mother, Patricia Brewer, 23, and her boyfriend, Kenneth Dewayne Coleman, 21, are charged with first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse. In Aug. 2014, Coleman pleads guilty to second-degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse and is sentenced to 20 and 15 years. In Oct. 2014, Brewer pleads guilty to two counts of aggravated child endangerment and is sentenced to 20 years.

Read more:

Boy dead, another hurt in possible abuse, Chattanooga police say
Chattanooga mother charged in beating death of 4-year-old son
Neighbors unaware of possible child abuse before Chattanooga boy killed
Chattanooga 4-year-old beaten all over body, autopsy reveals
Autopsy reveals previous beatings of 4-year-old boy
2 charged in boy's beating death appear in court
Charges in death of 4-year-old Tyre'ke Evans sent to grand jury

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