Funeral held for Chicago boy killed in Minnesota

February 20, 2008 2:17:13 PM PST
A family bid a tearful farewell Wednesday to a little boy who was allegedly beaten to death by his father's cousin.

A funeral service was held Wednesday in Forest Park for 4-year-old Demond Reed.

Reed is from Chicago but was living with 37-year-old Carla Poole in Minnesota while his father served a jail sentence there. He was brought back to Illinois to be buried at Mount Hope Cemetery.

Poole is charged with second degree murder for Reed's death.