Mother beats boy blind for urinating in his pants

Chasity Renee DuFour 
By: Ryan Lee Hall 

A Washington woman severely beat a little boy until he became blind after he accidentally urinated in his pants.

She is now behind bars after allegations that she shook her boyfriend’s 3-year-old son so severely that he was blinded.

She was charged with assault. King County prosecutors said that Chasity Renee DuFour attacked the boy and then told the 5-year-old boy to lie to police. The detectives claim that Dufour, 25, struck and choked the child so severely that he suffered significant brain damage.

Senior Assistant District Attorney Cecilia Gregson said the injured child is likely to have suffered life-altering injuries.

"The victim was covered with bruises from head to toe, partially blinded, and will have lasting neurological and physical problems, after suffering repeated attacks at the hands of the defendant," Gregson told the court.

Enumclaw police launched an investigation in late May, when the staff of Mary Bridge Children's Hospital in Tacoma reported that the child had been placed in intensive care due to severe head trauma.

According to charging documents, Detective Grant McCall contacted the boy's father the next day.

Faced with the accusations, Dufour refused to talk to the police. She is currently in jail on $250,000 bail and has been charged with second degree assault of a child. Prosecutors included a charge of domestic violence, which would call for a harsher sentence if the woman is found guilty.