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DeKalb County police documents accuse Leon Williams, 44, of burning the boy’s feet and holding him underwater while lecturing him about acting out in school. CPR efforts by the father and emergency workers failed at their apartment on Glen Hollow Drive outside Decatur, a police report said.
One document said: “The suspect stated that the child was not listening to the suspect as he was lecturing him, and admitted to holding the child und er water for 30 to 45 seconds and then repeating the same action again.”
Williams is charged with various counts of murder and child cruelty.
The district attorney’s office has filed notice of its intent to seek a sentence of life without parole.
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