NYC: Neighbor heard whimpering, ‘moaning’ before boy was found beaten to death

Disturbing new details emerged Tuesday about the abuse suffered by a 10-year-old boy in the hours before his stepfather allegedly bludgeoned him to death.

The day before little Ayden Wolfe’s nude body was found inside the family’s Harlem apartment, a neighbor heard alarming noises.

“At about 3 p.m. on March 5, the neighbor “heard banging and thuds against the wall and a man yelling inside,” the complaint states.

“The person stated that the male voice was yelling, ‘Do you want me to beat your ass too?’ The female voice was saying ‘Stop!’ The person also heard a soft voice moaning in pain.” The argument continued for about 40 minutes, the neighbor told the police.

The details were revealed in a criminal complaint against Ryan Cato, 34, who was arraigned late Monday night on two counts of second-degree murder and one count of endangering the welfare of a child for the boy’s tragic slaying.


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