Georgia mom’s boyfriend charged in toddler’s beating death

COWETA COUNTY, Ga. — A Georgia man is facing murder and other charges in connection with the beating death of his live-in girlfriend's toddler son.

According to the Newnan Times-Herald, Jeremy Dequain Davis, 25, of Palmetto, was arrested on murder, child cruelty and aggravated battery charges this week, nearly 10 months after 2-year-old Conner Pittman died at an area hospital in October 2019. The boy's mother, Trinity Pittman, also faces a murder charge and was jailed without bond last year, The Associated Press previously reported.

Coweta County authorities began investigating the incident Oct. 25, 2019, after responding to a report of an unresponsive child at a hospital, according to the Times-Herald. The boy, Conner, died about 11 p.m., authorities said. An autopsy later showed that the toddler had suffered both new and old injuries to his head and stomach, including bleeding of the brain and a broken jaw, the newspaper reported.

Investigators interviewed Trinity Pittman and Davis, who offered inconsistent explanations of Conner's injuries, according to the Times-Herald. Pittman later admitted that she had struck Conner multiple times, the AP reported last year.

Authorities removed Conner's 4-year-old brother from the family's home and placed him in a relative's care, according to the AP.

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