The prognosis is "grave" for a 9-year-old Hagerstown boy allegedly handcuffed and beaten unconscious by his mother's boyfriend for taking a piece of cake, according to information disclosed Thursday at the bond review hearing for Robert Leroy Wilson.
Wilson, 30, of Lynnehaven Drive, had his bail raised from $600,000 to $1 million during his bond review hearing before visiting District Court Judge Oliver Cejka Jr. Wilson is charged with first-degree physical abuse of a child resulting in severe physical injury, first- and second-degree assault and reckless endangerment, court records said.
Assistant State's Attorney Sarah Mollett-Gaumer told Cejka during the hearing that the boy was "allegedly disciplined for stealing a piece of cake" and was left unconscious in the apartment on Tuesday for five hours until Wilson contacted 911.
The boy in not expected to regain consciousness and may not survive this. He was transferred to a hospital in Washington, DC.