Jesus Martinez said when he reached the hospital, he saw Mann being arrested.
“Sometimes I think it’s just a bad dream,” Jesus Martinez told Channel 2.
Martinez said he’s heard different versions of events leading up to the death. He said he’s been told Ethan was shaken at his Covington home and accidently fell, but Martinez said he did not believe that explanation.
“I know it’s not just shaking him, something more,” Martinez said.
Martinez said he had not seen his son in more than a year. He said that was the result of a contentious divorce from Ethan’s mother. The man said the mother threatened to call police if he came to their home.
“I just cried every night. I (was) just feeling something wrong is going to happen,” Martinez said.
Mann is being held without bond in the Newton County Jail.