Milwaukee couple charged after child, 5, died

CREATED Oct 26, 2012 - UPDATED: Oct 26, 2012

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MILWAUKEE- A five-year-old boy is dead, and police say a Milwaukee couple is to blame.

20-year-old Alyssa Banda has been charged with abuse and neglect.  23-year-old Marcos Colin is charged with abusing the boy. 

The charges came down late Friday afternoon after the woman's five-year-old son died.

Banda brought her son to the hospital after he turned purple, and he was unresponsive when she brought him in.  Banda told police the boy had fallen down the stairs after carrying groceries, but later admitted Colin, her boyfriend, would punch the boy to "toughen him up."  The boy was ill for three days before collapsing.

Doctors found bruises and scrapes all over the boy's body.

Marcos Colin originally lied to doctors about his identity.  That's because he was already out on bail,  charged with domestic abuse for breaking Banda's finger.

It appears the couple will likely be in court Saturday.