Eight-Year-Old Beaten With a Hammer


Eight-Year-Old Beaten to Death

Eight-year-old beaten and killed by 23-year-old. Dante Daniels was killed when Deandre Chaney Jr. repeatedly hit him with a hammer as the boy tried to protect his sister. The man, according to a criminal report, was engaged in the crime of committing a lewd act on the boys’ seven-year-old sister, Danae. Deandre used a hammer and knife on the young girl as well as their mother, Elizabeth Salone, 28. Both the sister and mother survived the attack.

The attack took place in South Sacramento, California where Chaney Jr. was charged with murder and attempted murder. He also faces charges for lewd acts with a child under the age of 14.

Dante Had Just Started the School Year

The young boy had attended his first day of third grade when he was beaten to death by his mother’s ex-boyfriend. Dante was attempting to protect his sister from molestation as the man committed a lewd act on the girl. The boy was declared brain dead before he died. The family gave Dante’s heart to a four-year-old girl living in Southern California. The boys’ grandmother, Monique Brown said, “Trying to save his sister from this child molester, and that’s why he was beat the worst.”

A GoFundMe account has been created for the family as they try to recover from this tragedy.