Roderick Arrington, a 7 year old from Las Vegas, passed away on November 30 after his mother and step-father beat him to death. What was the reason? He did not do his homework and lied about reading a bible passage. He was admitted to the hospital on November 29 for sever bruising and brain swelling. Roderick moved from Illinois where he was living with his father to Las Vegas with his mother Dina Palmer and step-father Markiece Palmer. Dina would let Markiece discipline her son and would join in if her son was no obeying their rules. Dina was involved in Roderick’s last beating and watched Markiece, “shake her son to death.” Roderick, had bruises on the back of his buttocks, thighs, and back from various objects.