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Chief Angelo: ‘Everything Was Just in a Pile, On Top of the Child’

Mary Guarendi and Kevin Walker (Stark County jail)

CANTON, Ohio (News Talk 1480 WHBC) – A 17-month-old Canton boy is dead, and both of his parents are now charged in his killing.

24-year-old Mary Guarendi and 29-year-old Kevin Walker are charged with murder in the beating death of little Kevin Walker Jr.

The toddler was found underneath a pile of furniture, some of which had been thrown at him, according to Canton police.

There were chairs, couches and end tables, all in the pile, according to Police Chief Jack Angelo.

He tells WHBC News it was a traumatic scene for his officers.

The killing occurred inside a home in the 1900 block of Maple Avenue NE on Monday afternoon.

Police had said initially that Guarendi was the killer, but later in the day Tuesday also charged Walker with murder.

Both remained jailed.

Police say the two adults had argued earlier, but it’s not known how the child became involved.

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