Man charged with beating toddler to death

A DeKalb County stepfather is being charged with the suspected beating death of his wife’s 2-year-old son. Michael Weeks died of cardiac arrest after he was allegedly physically assaulted by 23-year-old Devon Sawyer.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports that Sawyer was booked into the DeKalb County Jail Monday night on murder charges.

The toddler, Michael Weeks, suffered cardiac arrest and had bruises on his chest and thighs, according to a police incident report.

The child’s mother, Danielle Calhoun, told police she left her son with her husband while she ran errands.

Sawyer told police he and the boy had taken a nap and when he woke up he found Michael unresponsive at home in the 2000 block of Memorial Drive around 5:30 p.m. on Saturday, according to the police report.

On Tuesday morning, Calhoun told Channel 2 that an autopsy revealed her son had been abused.

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