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Memphis parents charged in 21-month-old's death

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MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) -- Memphis police have charged parents with aggravated child abuse in the death of their 21-month-old son.

A police report says Adrien Hickerson suffered abusive head trauma and died Wednesday. Court records show the 22-year-old mother, Sabrina E. Hickerson, told officers she experienced "uncontrollable rage over the child's defiant behavior."

Investigators said the father, 24-year-old Gary N. Hickerson, knew about the abuse.

Other charges are possible when an autopsy report is complete. A judge on Friday denied the father's request to attend his son's funeral.

Grandmother Annette Hickerson told WMC-TV that the boy's organs were donated and had saved the lives of other children around the country.

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