Michigan City, Ind. A Michigan City man is behind bars, charged with the brutal murder of his girlfriend's two-year old son.
22-year-old Tommy Shannon Jr. has been charged with one count of murder and two counts of felony battery.
According to the Times of Northwest Indiana, Shannon is accused of intentionally killing Nizeir Brown on August 13, by using physical force to the abdomen. The boy was convulsing when he was taken to the hospital, where he later died.
La Porte County Investigators believe the boy had been abused before. Charges are expected against the boy's mother.