The CPS investigator noticed bruising from his calves to his shoulder blades and on his arms, as well as scratches on his chest, swelling on one side of his forehead and a laceration to his earlobe.
The incident began after the boy reportedly threw a fit, hitting, kicking and throwing things.
Harnsberger allegedly told investigators he rubbed the boy’s face in ketchup on a lightswitch “like you would a dog on the carpet” after the boy refused to clean it up.
At some point, Murasky reportedly put her son on the kitchen table.
The adults said Herrick repeatedly struck the boy – reportedly described by his mother as weighing about 60 or 70 pounds – with an approximately 6-inch by 8-inch plastic cutting board, as Murasky and Horner held him by his arms and legs face down, according to an affidavit filed by Weatherford police.
Other scratches on the boy’s face were received when two of the adults told Horner’s 8-year-old son to tackle the 11-year-old boy and he did so, gouging at the older boy’s face, the 8-year-old reportedly told investigators.
Herrick also reportedly told investigators everyone in the house “beats on him” and the 11-year-old boy acts aggressive.
CPS – which responded to 14 allegations of neglect, physical abuse or sexual abuse of the boy or his now 16-year-old half-sister between 1995 and 2011, all ruled out or unable to make a finding – removed Murasky’s two children and Horner’s four children from the home after the incident.