Vigil held in Harlem for 6-year-old boy who was beaten to death

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Friday, September 30, 2016

HARLEM, Manhattan (WABC) -- A community in Manhattan came together on Thursday night to honor the memory of a boy who was killed in his Harlem home.

Community members and classmates of 6-year-old Zymere Perkins attended a vigil outside his home on West 135th Street.

The boy was found unconscious inside his home on Monday afternoon after police say he was beaten to death with a broomstick by his mother's boyfriend, 42-year old Rysheim Smith.

Smith and Zymere's mother, 26-year-old Geraldine Perkins were arraigned in connection with his death on Wednesday and charged with endangering the welfare of a child.