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Man accused of child abuse

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A little boy is fighting for his life, after detectives say he was viciously abused by his mother's boyfriend.

Dontevious Gardner is accused of brutally beating the 3-year-old boy.

Police say he hit the little boy several times because the child was crying.

He also allegedly forced the child to maintain a push up position until passing out.

Then, police say, he violently shook the little boy, trying wake him up.

When he didn't, police say Gardner put the little boy under the shower.

When he still didn't wake up,

Gardner allegedly dropped him in the tub and got his mother.

She called 911.

The child is in critical condition.

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