Eight-year-old Dante Daniels is a hero - but now the young man is with the angels. Police say that say his mother's ex-boyfriend, 23-year-old Deandre Chaney Jr. attacked Dante with a hammer. A criminal complaint alleged he also used lighter fluid. Six days later, Dante died.
According to the complaint Dante tried to stop Deandre from "committing a lewd act" on his 7-year-old sister.
The third grader's grandmother explained what happened, "This guy beat my grandson with a hammer. Down to his spine. They couldn't save his brain . . . [Dante] was trying to save his sister from this child molester and that's why he was beat the worst," Brown said.
The animal then allegedly turned his attack on Dante's mom - 28-year-old Elizabeth Salone. "She's OK. She will probably never see out of her left eye," Brown said about Salone. "My granddaughter will need a lot of help," the grandmother said.