Lesbian couple arrested in severe beating of boy, 5

(Tulsa World) Two Muskogee women accused of beating a 5-year-old so severely that he suffered two strokes while in a hospital were arrested Tuesday on charges of child abuse and neglect.

Rachel Jean Stevens, 28, and Kayla Ann Jones, 25, each were charged Tuesday with felony child abuse by injury and child neglect, court records indicate. Both are being held in the Muskogee Jail.

Police were called to St. John Medical Center in Tulsa on Dec. 8 after the boy was transferred there from a Muskogee clinic because of lesions on his face and seizures he was having, according to information from an affidavit and a Muskogee Police Department news release.