Man arrested for the death of a 4 month old child

A LaGrange man has been charged in connection with the death of a 4 month-old baby boy earlier this week.

30-year old Brandon Heard is charged with first degree murder and first-degree cruelty to children in the death of Skylar King. According to police, Heard is the boyfriend of the child's mother.

Tuesday afternoon officers responded to a call about a child not breathing on Hogansville Road in LaGrange. The child was taken to the West Georgia Medical Center where he was later pronounced dead.

The autopsy determined Skylar King died as a result of blunt impact injuries to the head.

Heard was arrested Thursday and taken to the Troup County Jail where he will be held until a court hearing.

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