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Keyontae Holzendorf was the son of Kayla Holzendorf. Boy was found murdered in the bathtub at the motel where they lived. Investigators say he was beaten, handcuffed, and bound with duct tape.
Keyontae Holzendorf was 8 years old.
A Texas couple Kayla Holzendorf, 25, and her boyfriend, 29-year-old Dominique Lewis indicted this week about the death of an 8-year-old boy. Kayla Holzendorf reportedly told police that she sent her son to take a bath while she had sex with Lewis and after that when she checked on him, he was unresponsiveness in the tub. But authorities said the injuries suffered by young Keyontae could not have occurred from drowning. Investigators say he was beaten, handcuffed, and bound with duct tape before the death. They were arrested in March 2021.
The boy had multiple injuries, both new and old, that included ligatures marks from handcuffs on his ankles and wrists, broken teeth, and large pieces of skin were missing from his thigh, chest, and upper arms — which investigators said was consistent with having duct tape quickly ripped off, according to the Harris County District Attorney’s Office. He also had burns, cuts, bruising, and puncture wounds.
Said the police this little boy died is almost unthinkable and horrifying,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “We believe he was handcuffed, bound at the ankles and legs with ligatures and duct tape, had his mouth taped shut and was beaten so severely that he either died from blunt force trauma or suffocated on the blood from his broken teeth.”Further, they said according to Kayla Holzendorf the Keyontae had not been to school in 18 months and that the family began each day by buying a large pack of muffins, putting them into a basket, and sending them out to sell them.
Hope the couple could face the death penalty or life in prison without parole and that senior prosecutors will make the decision about the death penalty before trial.