Hobbs Woman Charged with Killing her Stepson

Police say she beat her three year old stepson to death. Hobbs police arrested Contessa Herring on Thursday after her stepson was found not breathing.

Three year old Julian Herring reportedly died from being struck in the head. His family, who lives in Amarillo, gave us these pictures of the boy and his father.

Herring is charged with abandonment or abuse of a child resulting in death. She is being held on a Five hundred thousand dollar bond. Julian's body has been sent to Albuquerque for an autopsy.