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The child lived at a home on Rocky Pine Drive outside Lithonia with his grandmother, who couldn’t be reached for comment this week. His parents, who lived in California, arrived for an unannounced visit on Feb. 21.
The grandmother and child’s mother left the house, leaving the father with the 5-year-old and three other kids, police have said.
When they came home, the kids told the mom what happened and she went out to the backyard and dug up her son’s body.
If Boyd ends up pleading insanity, the judge would determine what happens next. Traditionally in such cases in Georgia, the defendant is institutionalized.
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The school fired the suspect.