Memorial service Wednesday for murdered 3-year-old

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ST. LOUIS, MO (KTVI) –  A memorial service is Wednesday night for a three-year-old who died from a beating last week.

The memorial for Dashon Haskins is at 6 p.m. at Wagner Avenue Church of Christ, 6152 Wagner Ave, St Louis, MO 63133.

Hershell Kirkman, 25, is charged with Second Degree Murder and Child Abuse in the death of Dashon Haskins.   Dashon’s mother, Ericka Haskins, 22, is charged with Endangering the Welfare of a Child.

The child died last week after being rushed to the hospital from an apartment building on Kingsbury at Clara.  An autopsy determined he had been beaten.

Investigators say Kirkman admitted he hit the child.

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