Disturbing new information was released Thursday about the abuse a Kentucky child allegedly endured, before he died.
Mar'riel Lucas' mother and her boyfriend are on trial for the 6-year-old's death.
The News Enterprise reports the state medical examiner testified the Hardin County boy was hit more than 38 times before he died.
Tthe medical examiner said one of the injuries could have come from a claw hammer.
Danielle Lucas and her boyfriend, Antwan Hayes, both face life in prison if convicted.