The mother of the child is the defendant’s girlfriend, WINK-TV reports. She called her sister, who then brought the child to the hospital, the Attorney’s Office said.
At the hospital, medical staff reportedly found that the 6-month-old suffered abusive head trauma while in the care of Brooks. According to the Attorney’s Office, the child had been under Brooks’ care numerous times for a couple of months.
Brooks was arrested, and on Aug. 25, the Attorney’s Office announced his guilty verdict after a four-day trial. He was found guilty of child abuse and aggravated child neglect.