New details are emerging about the death of a 5-year-old East Tennessee boy.
Landon Robbins died August 30th at his mother's home in Rhea County. His father and grandfather live in Roane County.
A preliminary autopsy later revealed he died of blunt force trauma.
On Wednesday, his mother, Jessica Robbins and her boyfriend, Bradley Adcox, appeared in court. The two are charged with murder in Landon's death.
According to a detective that testified, the couple admitted repeatedly punishing Landon for not going to bed by spankings and making him eat cigarette butts and soap.
The case has been turned over to a grand jury, who will decide if Robbins and Adcox will stand trial.