published Friday, December 23rd, 2011

Autopsy reveals previous beatings of 4-year-old boy

It wasn’t the first beating for the 321⁄2-pound boy.

His small frame showed signs of healing rib fractures, multiple scars and healing abrasions, according to a Hamilton County medical examiner’s report released Thursday.

But the beating — which police say was unleashed by a 225-pound man wielding a belt on Monday night — would be the last for 4-year-old Tyre’ke Evans.

Neighbors in the Harriet Tubman public housing complex said they watched Monday night as Tyre’ke’s mother, 23-year-old Patricia Brewer, carried him to a car and strapped him into a car seat before driving to Children’s Hospital at Erlanger.

According to the report, Tyre’ke was dead when he arrived at the hospital.

The medical examiner’s report reveals that Tyre’ke’s liver and bowels were jaggedly torn. He bled internally, his brain was swollen, he had recent and healing rib fractures and his lungs were bleeding.

The probable cause of death was “multiple blunt force trauma,” the report said.

Brewer and her boyfriend, 21-year-old Kenneth D. Coleman, face charges of first-degree murder, attempted first-degree murder and two counts of aggravated child abuse. Brewer’s bond is set at $3 million, and Coleman’s is set at $4 million. Both are scheduled to appear Wednesday before Hamilton County General Sessions Judge David Bales.

On the night Tyre’ke died, Coleman initially told medical staff that the boy fell down the stairs. He later admitted to detectives that he beat Tyre’ke and his 3-year-old brother, Donamiche Brewer, with a belt, according to a police report.

Donamiche was hospitalized with injuries including liver damage and severe dehydration. An arrest report documented “multiple bruises and abrasions on the hands, abdomen, forehead, back and pubic bone.”

“He’s been all right,” said the father of both boys, Donamiche Evans.

The father said he spent three hours Thursday with Donamiche, who still is healing in the intensive care unit, then made funeral arrangements for Tyre’ke.

Since the boy’s death, Coleman has been added to a Chattanooga Housing Authority trespass list that documents people not allowed into its housing projects, authorities said.

Charlotte Boatwright, who is chairwoman of the Domestic Violence Coalition of Greater Chattanooga, said abusive behavior often is taught.

“It’s hard to change behavior with something like this,” she said.

“[People] need better skills and parenting classes. People are less prepared for being a parent than for any job we have in the world. It’s one of the most important jobs. If you don’t know any differently, it’s hard to behave differently.”

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Rtazmann said...


December 23, 2011 at 4:43 a.m.
ex_army65 said...

.....and noone knew this was going on? Hard to believe.

December 23, 2011 at 7:34 a.m.
holdout said...

Impossible to believe ex. What I cannot get my head around is that there was already an investigation into the abuse yet the children were left in the custody of the abusers.

December 23, 2011 at 8:13 a.m.
Veritas said...

Tyre'ke and Domaniche, two innocent children who from birth were saddled with unpronouncable names and who, if both had survived, would have spent their entire lives in Public Housing, or in prison, all the while collecting welfare. Now one has been murdered, the other horribly tortured, by their egg donor's fornicator. Their sperm donor now visits one in hospital and makes plans to bury the other. All expenses paid by the taxpayers. The blame clearly lies with the fornicator, the egg donor, the sperm donor and the Federal Government which has created this wretched welfare entitlement environment.

December 23, 2011 at 9:20 a.m.
macropetala8 said...

Veritas said... Tyre'ke and Domaniche, two innocent children who from birth were saddled with unpronouncable names and who, if both had survived, would have spent their entire lives in Public Housing, or in prison, all the while collecting welfare

That's a very sick, twisted and wicked anaalogy, veritas. What are you implying, exactly? And what does it say about you? What does the sounding of their names have to do with the tragedy? Did the names of Susan Smith, Andread Yates, and Casey Anthony lead to their deaths? "if both had survived?" Has the second child died? If so, are you the only one privey to this information? I don't see where anything has been released to the public yet. Are you saying that they're both better off dying at 3 (not dead yet to my knowledge) and 4 years of age because of what might be their future? Should Ted Bundy, John Wayne Gacey, Dr. Harold Shipman, Jeffery Dahlmer, The Columbine mass murderers etc. etc. should have died as children so they wouldn't grow up to become serial killers and mass murderers. Oh! And while you're at it, since it's suppose to all be in a name in your twisted analogy, CHANGE THEIR NAME?

I really can't say who's the sicker? You and your twisted analysis or these two charged with this most horrific crime.

If you really want to make an impact against child abuse/neglect, stop hiding behind a screen name making insensitive and idiotic comments ang get involved.

December 23, 2011 at 9:48 a.m.
macropetala8 said...

Posting the below again for morons who wish to make senseless, idiotic comments. Please! Pay close attention to statistics

Or you could volunteer to become a court appointed children's advocate and also become a liason for the courts, children and their parent or parents? huh? Whatcha' say/Replace all your rants with ideas and action?:

A friend sent this almost a decade ago in another case of child abuse where an innocent child was tragically killed by an adult.

It's titled: TEARDROPS/ "Whispered The Great "Genie" Of The Sky"

As he entered Heaven:

"Over here! Little one" ...Whispered the Great Genie of the sky ...Your suffering on earth is over ...You no longer have to cry

As you can see ...There are many here like you ...But there is no sadness here ...The children are quite content ...Like you, their lives on earth were tragic ...And it's here they were finally sent

On that most horrific day ...The angels were there ...All along, little one ...Although they couldn't intervene ...But with their bodies, they did cushion the blows ...As they witnessed this most tragic scene

The Angels did weep that day ...As they have on countless others ...As you can see there's plenty ...Like you here, little one ...Without regards to race, class, creed or colour

Yes, My precious one ...We all heard the Angels' ...Teardrops ...Gently falling on the rooftops ...Spattering the trees and soaking the ground ...Their heartfelt miseries knew no bounds

Sadly, we know those teardrops ...Will continue to fall ...For all future ones too...God's most innocent, precious, helpless ...And small

But for now, little one ...Here you will find only peace, love ...Contentment and much needed rest ...Here we cuddle and love ...Our little ones ...With gentle tenderness

And if you so begin to weep ...In memory of your earthly pain ...We'll simply rock you and hold you ..........Closer...... ...Till sleep, peace, and contentment ......Abides again.....

P.S. -------"Children are God's way of letting us know the world must/will continue."~~blmw 1/2003

according to 4 children on any given day throughout America dies from child abuse and neglect.

National Child Abuse and Neglect --There are 794,000 confirmed reports of child abuse and neglect each year{and these are only the confirmed ones, where there's likely a required trip to the hospital}; on average, 80% of the time the biological parents are responsible. --4 children die everyday from child abuse and neglect. --Over 500,000 children are in foster care. --Children who suffer abuse or neglect are 53% more likely to become juvenile delinquents, 38% more likely tobe arrested as adults and 38% more likely to become violent criminals. --The economic cost of child abuse is estimated to be $104 billion per year

December 23, 2011 at 9:57 a.m.
macropetala8 said...


P/S--Footnote: It's not surprising that children who are abused are more likely to go on and abuse others. Once they enter the criminal justice system, as juveniles or adults, they're even further likely to be abuse; physically, emotionally, mentally and often sexually in prisons and juvenile detention centers by fellow inmates or at the hands of prison guards and staff. Then they're released back into society more angry, violent and anti-social than they were before. Abuse the gift that keeps on giving. :*( (that * is a teardrop).

And before any Bible thumpers come on to attack the poet and the reference to GOD and the word Genie, the poet explained to me years ago that she was picturing in her mind how a child entering heaven and how his/her first view of God would be interpreted young mind.

December 23, 2011 at 10:03 a.m.
macropetala8 said...

corrections on one of the above posts:


Did the names of Susan Smith, Andread Yates, and Casey Anthony lead to their deaths? "if both had survived?"

It should have read the **children of Susan Smith, Andrea Yates, and Casey Anthony who died at the hands of their parent.

December 23, 2011 at 10:08 a.m.
eastridge8 said...

Well, Merry Christmas to you too, Veritas!

Gee Whiz! WHERE IS YOUR CHRISTIAN COMPASSION? I am praying for the 3 yr old...while his brother is in the arms of Jesus Christ, our Lord and Savior.

Their NAMES are part of the problem??!! What book did you get THAT from?

I just hope the mother and boyfriend get the same treatment in prison AND in Hell for this unspeakable act!! Judgement Day is going to be really, really rough!!

December 23, 2011 at 11:26 a.m.
eastridge8 said...

macropetala8...I thought the poem was very sweet and reasuring from a young child's viewpoint....Thank You for sharing.

December 23, 2011 at 11:30 a.m.
holdout said...

Veritas that was uncalled for and just plain wrong.
What kind of life would the name Christopher Patton lead you to deduce? How about Briana Justice? Christian Pope? Or Jaylen Ramsey? All children killed right here in Chattanooga. Different races, different parts of town, different economic levels. You might try basing your comments on something other than the last thing you heard or the last thought that struggled through your brain.

December 23, 2011 at 11:52 a.m.
Lr103 said...

I was chatting via internet with one of my long time African-American friends serving overseas yesterday. He'd heard about this tragedy and read the story on the internet. I was ranting to him how ashamed I was, as a white man, that some of my fellow brothers and sisters were making such insensitive remarks about the tragedy, when he said, "WHOA! WHOA! Hold on there brother. I'll bet everthing I have that the vast majority of those vicious insensitive remarks aren't coming from whites. At least none of the whites I've every known, but from fellow blacks who are scared they'll be lumped into a stereotype. They're trying to distance themselves as far away from the tragedy as possible and this is the only way they know how. It's one of those lasting tragedies and outcome of an oppressed people that say, Please! Don't stereotype and profile me based on what you see on the evening news." That mindset dates back to slavery and Jim Crow, he said. Where one bad move by one African-American could decide the fate of many.

December 23, 2011 at 3 p.m.
amyc said...

My question is if the mother was living in section 8 housing why was a boyfriend staying with her. That is part of the problem, these women get section 8 housing and then let these no good guys live with them and the section 8 housing authorities turn their heads to the no good guys living with them.

December 24, 2011 at 11:27 a.m.
brokentoe said...

amyc, she wasn't living in section 8 housing. She was living in public housing. It's the same with any apartment or housing rules, even in the private sector. People, even the poor, weren't meant to live in isolation. They're going to still have friends over and, yes, even boyfriends or girlfriends.

First you have to define what actually constitutes "living" with someone? If someone comes over to your house and is still there the next day does that mean they are living with you because they stayed overnight? If you fall asleep in a chair at someone's house or apartment does that mean you lived there if only for a short while?

Just like people drink and drive. There are rules but people, by nature, are going to defy rules and at even laws. Especially, when those rules or laws go against the very nature of human nature. That is all animals, even the human animals, seeks out companionship. Even when there are rules and laws that say they can't.

Remember that song, "No man is an island. No man stands alone?"

December 24, 2011 at 4:50 p.m.
toosaythetruth said...

In Roman mythology, Veritas, meaning truth, was the goddess of truth, a daughter of Saturn and the mother of Virtue. It was believed that she hid in the bottom of a holy well because she was so elusive!

Now I see why the comment was so stupid and insensitve!

I hope that you are not a parent, no parent should ever have to experience such a tragedy! The names of the innocent children should not have any thing to do with wheather they live or not.

It is the thinking of people like you Veritas, that make our society disconnect today.

Instead of your narrow minded thinking why don't you take some time out our your non-working schedule to help someone. I say non-working, because you couldn't possiblily have a job working in the public and have that frame of mine!

I can NOT imiagine what pain the little boy was in, his last minutes of his life!

I am reaching out to the family with prayers and condeolences to you all!

December 24, 2011 at 5:16 p.m.
Legend said...

amyc said... My question is if the mother was living in section 8 housing why was a boyfriend staying with her. That is part of the problem, these women get section 8 housing and then let these no good guys live with them and the section 8 housing authorities turn their heads to the no good guys living with them.

Why do college students have overnight guest in the dorm rooms when they know it's against policy? How were a group of young military recruits able to get away with hiding some young girls in their dorm rooms for several weeks, perhaps months without their commanding officers knowing anything about it?

Why is it that everyone expects the poor to hold themselves to higher standards than the rest of society? Just like one above poster explains it, the human animal by nature is a socialable creature. Without that ability to socialize the human animal, just like any animal, can't thrive. Why are such strict policies put into place anyway just because people are poor and living in public housing? Such strict rules are bound to be broken. The stricter the rule the more likely they are going to be disobeyed.

On the one hand, society rant and cry about AWOL fathers, but on the other hand society does everything it can think of and then some to keep the fathers or a male presence away. When you strip citizens of every ability to just thrive from day to day, they're going to find a way to survive even if it means breaking the law to do so. All these laws have been put in place with no alternatives for so sole purpose of filling jails and keeping private prisons in business. Someone's making a whole lot of money off of this. Unfortunately, the people who need to be uplifted the most are the ones paying the greatest and forced to remain at the lowest point in society.

American society has arrived at this juncture where people are forced to lie, cheat and steal just to go about their day to day lives, then America throws in all these laws and rules just so they can say 'GOTCHA!' When that was the purpose for the rules and laws in the first place.

December 24, 2011 at 8:42 p.m.
holdout said...

So Legend you are saying that it was okay for him to beat the child to death since he kept mom, whom he had also beaten in the past, company? And that she, as a consenting adult, was right to allow a known abuser to keep the very children she knew him to have abused in the past? And that someone is simply trying to keep her and her children away from a murderer just to make money? Really?

December 25, 2011 at 5:46 a.m.
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