Homicide

Houston police say man fatally beat 3-year-old son over potty training accidents

This handout booking photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Anthony Trakemon Powell. Houston police say Powell beat his 3-year-old son to death after the boy had potty training accidents. Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Powell was being held without bond Tuesday, June 2, 2015, on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital. (Houston Police Department via AP)

This handout booking photo provided by the Houston Police Department shows Anthony Trakemon Powell. Houston police say Powell beat his 3-year-old son to death after the boy had potty training accidents. Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Powell was being held without bond Tuesday, June 2, 2015, on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital. (Houston Police Department via AP)  (The Associated Press)

Houston police say a father is accused of beating his 3-year-old son to death after the boy had potty training accidents.

Harris County jail records show 24-year-old Anthony Trakemon Powell was being held without bond Tuesday on a capital murder charge. His son died Friday at a hospital.

Powell's sister, 23-year-old Prosha Land, was charged with injury to a child by omission. Investigators say Land witnessed the beatings.

Court records say Powell used his hands and a belt to strike the boy when he wet himself. Land called 911 last Thursday when the boy had trouble breathing.

Her bond is set at $260,000. Online jail records don't list attorneys to speak for the defendants.