Wahala! Man accused of drowning his 10-year-old son
43-year-old-man, man who’d recently adopted a 10-year-old boy has been arrested for drowning the newly adopted child in the family bathtub, police in Georgia said.
The accused, Leon H. Williams confessed to beating the boy with a belt and pouring hot water over his feet. He also told investigators that he held him underwater for 30 to 45 seconds, according to a DeKalb County Police warrant, the Atlanta Journal-Constitution reported.
The boy, Kentea Williams, who had previously lived with the man under foster care, was recently adopted by Williams, police said.
Kentea was being punished for acting out in school, investigators said Williams told them.
Geri Williams, the boy’s grandmother, reported to the police on Friday night, that Kentea wasn’t breathing, police said. She told officers she saw burns marks on the child’s feet, the warrant said.
A witness told investigators she saw Williams grab the boy’s neck earlier in the day as the two walked in their apartment complex’s parking lot, according to the police report.
“He’s gonna die tonight, I’m gonna kill him,” neighbor Alicia Lemons told Fox5 Atlanta, the station reported.
Leon has been charged with murder and child cruelty, authorities said.
However, it was reported that he is claiming to be innocent of the crime. Punch