Police say an anonymous tip lead to the arrest of five people charged with abusing a 4-year-old boy who remains in critical condition at a hospital.
Authorities removed nine other children from the same Hattiesburg home.
The home, which neighbors describe as filthy with graffiti on the walls, was leased by 53-year-old Sue Miller and her 34-year-old daughter, Nancy Miller. They were charged Tuesday with felony child abuse along with Patricia Aguilar, 30; Francys Albertson, 20; and Christopher Lee, 37, all of Hattiesburg.
Police spokesman Synarus Green said the "child's body was covered with new and old bruises."
A medical exam showed he had cuts on his head and body, broken teeth and internal abdominal injuries.
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