More charges in 5-year-old boy’s beating death

Anthony Barton and Skybree Schindler. (Photo/Logan County Jail)
Anthony Barton and Skybree Schindler. (Photo/Logan County Jail)

BELLEFONTAINE, Ohio (WDTN) – Additional charges have been filed in the case of a little boy beaten to death.

Bellefontaine police say Skybree Schindler, 33, is now charged with a felony child endangering charge.

She made a 911 call to police May 18 reporting that 5-year-old boy was not responsive.

Schindler was initially charged with obstructing official business. The new charge was filed Monday.

Police later charged the boy’s father, Anthony Barton, 24, with murder.

Police say the boy was beaten with the wand to a set of window blinds at 1076 Heritage Court in Bellefontaine. He died two days later.

Barton is scheduled back into court Tuesday afternoon. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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