A 13-year-old boy and his 16-year-old sister are recovering from near-fatal injuries suffered early Saturday morning in Frederica after they were allegedly beaten with a hammer by their mother's boyfriend.
Delaware State Police said they received a call around 2 a.m. from a girl, saying she and her brother had been beaten with a blunt object, believed to be a hammer. According to court documents, the pair were attacked in a vacant home.
Police say Wayne Jones, 38, of Houston, Del., is in custody.
The girl told investigators that Jones then dragged them into a car and drove to an apartment where he formerly lived. That's where he allegedly raped her and told her that he would hurt her family if she told anybody.
Police said officers found splattered blood at the house the girl called from. The boy was placed on a ventilator at Christiana Hospital and the girl was treated for head trauma and a broken left hand, police said.
Sick sick sick.