Name: Ryan Weeks Age: 3 Place of residence: Elk City Died: Nov. 6 What happened: Ryan was beaten to death in his home, allegedly by Rocky Moore, his mother's boyfriend. Moore, 22, is charged with first-degree murder in connection with Ryan's death. Ryan spent his entire life in a home plagued by drug abuse and domestic violence, according to a report by the Oklahoma Commission on Children and Youth. He was placed in state custody several times before being returned to his mother a few months before his death.
Other: Ryan's former foster mother said she begged authorities not to let him go back to his mother and Moore. She described the boy as loving and sweet.
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