A little while earlier, a woman in the apartment heard the boy “throwing a fit” because he didn’t want to take a bath.
Then there was silence.
Williams called the woman, whose relationship to him isn’t clear, to the bathroom and told her to dial 911.
As the father drained the tub and pulled Kentea out, the woman could see burn marks on the child’s feet. The water looked hot, she told police.
Kentea was soon rushed by ambulance to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta – Egleston, where he was later pronounced dead. The father was booked in the county jail at 2:35 a.m. the next day and remains held without bond, records show.
Defense attorney, Leeanne Lynch, told The Atlanta Journal-Constitution: “Mr. Williams maintains his innocence and we’re going to do our best to represent him zealously.”
According to the police report, another woman told police she had seen the suspect and victim in the parking lot earlier Friday. She said Williams grabbed the boy by the neck.
Williams told the woman Kentea was getting in trouble in school again, the police report says.
The woman offered Williams a drink “because he looked furious.”
She told police she soon heard him tell the boy he was going to die as they were walking toward the apartment.
She could see fear in the boy.
But the first 911 call didn’t come until later, after Kentea had already stopped breathing.
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