The Prosecutor’s Office alleges that earlier in the day, the victim suffered blunt force trauma in the back of his head and spine at a home on the 15390 block of Linwood Avenue. The victim reportedly succumbed to his injuries two days later, on Aug. 19.
The Prosecutor’s Office identified Laurence Powell as a suspect.
Powell was arrested and booked into the Wayne County Jail on Aug. 20, records show. Initially, he was charged with first-degree child abuse, but according to records, on Aug. 25, additional charges were added, including another count of first-degree child abuse, homicide, and ordinance violation.
According to the Prosecutor’s Office, if released, Powell will be required to use a GPS tether and ordered to home confinement.