DEKALB COUNTY, Ga. - Police have arrested the stepfather of a 2-year-old who died over the weekend.
Devon Sawyer, 23, was booked into the DeKalb County Jail Monday night on murder charges in the death of his wife’s son.
Two-year-old Michael Weeks was unresponsive Saturday in his mother’s apartment. He later died after emergency workers were unable to revive him. Investigators said the boy's heart gave out Saturday as Sawyer hit and dragged him.
Sunday night, the toddler’s mother, Danielle Calhoun, told Channel 2 she left her son with her husband while she ran errands.
"I'm just so hurt. I feel like I can't even cry anymore today," Calhoun said. "The only things I have left are these memories, these material things."
At the time, doctors said Michael suffered cardiac arrest and bruising.
Calhoun told Channel 2 Tuesday morning that the autopsy revealed her son was abused.
Sawyer was interviewed and released by police over the weekend. Police said he denied wrongdoing at the time.
Calhoun said she saw the warning signs, but didn't recognize them.
" I feel like I should have saved my son. My son cried when I left. You know, like 'Mommy I wanna go with you. But, I'm thinking it's because he's only a child; he's so spoiled,"Calhoun said.
"I don't understand where (Sawyer) snapped. He was used to him crying," she said.
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