13-year-old boy forced to live in a dog kennel before being beaten to death by mother’s boyfriend


1A teenage boy who was found buried in a grave on the side of the road near his New Mexico home spent his final days living in a dog kennel without food, the Santa Fe County Sheriff’s Department said in a statement.

The body of 13-year-old Jeremiah Valencia was discovered on Sunday, buried along New Mexico State Road 503 near Nambe, two months after he was allegedly beaten to death by his mother’s boyfriend, Thomas Ferguson, reports the Daily Mail. Continues on the next pages…