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Maryland boy dies after he was brutally beaten for eating birthday cake

In this photo made available June 30, 2015 by the Hagerstown Police Department, in Hagerstown, Md., shows Robert Leroy Wilson. Police say Wilson handcuffed and beat his girlfriend's 9-year-old son for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission. The boy later died. Wilson was charged with first-degree assault and child abuse. Other charges are pending. (Hagerstown Police Department via AP)

In this photo made available June 30, 2015 by the Hagerstown Police Department, in Hagerstown, Md., shows Robert Leroy Wilson. Police say Wilson handcuffed and beat his girlfriend's 9-year-old son for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission. The boy later died. Wilson was charged with first-degree assault and child abuse. Other charges are pending. (Hagerstown Police Department via AP)

Police say a 9-year-old boy has died after he was allegedly handcuffed and beaten for eating a piece of birthday cake without permission.

Hagerstown police Capt. Paul Kifer says Jack Garcia died Sunday at Children's National Medical Center in Washington.

Kifer says police will confer Monday afternoon with Washington County prosecutors about bringing additional charges in the case.

The mother's boyfriend, 30-year-old Robert Wilson, was charged Wednesday with first-degree assault and child abuse. His public defender hasn't returned calls from The Associated Press.

The mother's brother told police the boy was handcuffed Tuesday as punishment for stealing the birthday cake. He says Wilson hit the boy in stomach after the handcuffs were removed.

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It's not clear whose cake it was. The boy had had a birthday three days earlier.

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