According to the District Attorney’s Office, Stewart was at home on July 14, 2021, while the child’s mother went back to work following her maternity leave. Stewart reportedly threw his 7-week-old son, severely injuring the little boy. He suffered a fractured skull, fractured vertebrae, and 22 broken bones, including in both of his legs.
The child’s mother and grandmother testified against Stewart at the sentencing hearing. Judge Ralph Van Pelt said, "I hope the victim has a full recovery and the rest of the family can put their lives back together and move on from this terrible crime."