A newly released state report shows Child Protective Services in two counties investigated potential abuse twice before a 5-year-old boy was beaten to death in Sun Prairie last year.
Five-year-old Brayden Turnbill was found by his mother, Shannon Turnbill, last October. He was barely breathing and investigators said he suffered serious head injuries. He died at UW Hospital a few days later.
Shannon Turnbill's boyfriend, Dakota Black, is behind bars and will stand trial in November on homicide charges.
A report released in the last few weeks by the Wisconsin Department of Children and Families says that two counties had contact with the boy's family going back five years.