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Caregiver arrested for child cruelty and murder

Lakeivius Rosser  (Source: Hogansville Police Department) Lakeivius Rosser (Source: Hogansville Police Department)
Justin Walker, 3 (Source: Hogansville Police Department) Justin Walker, 3 (Source: Hogansville Police Department)

HOGANSVILLE, GA (WTVM) – Hogansville police tell News Leader 9 a woman is behind bars for the death of a three-year-old.

On January 26, police responded to a home in Hogansville where they found Justin Walker, 3, unconscious and not breathing.

Emergency responders say they tried to revive him at the scene. He was later flown to Scottish Rite Hospital for treatment.

Since then, the incident was ruled suspicious.

Justin died on Friday, January 28 at Scottish Rite Hospital. The Georgia Bureau of Investigation ruled the cause of death to be homicide. Further investigation revealed the child's injuries were the result of a physical assault.

Lakeivius Rosser of Hogansville has been arrested and charged with child cruelty and murder.

Rosser was allegedly the child's caregiver at the time of the assault.

The case remains open and is under investigation. Authorities tell us further arrests are pending. 

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