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Dad charged with killing 2-year-old son during out-of-state visitation (Douglasville, Georgia)

Dad is identified as COURTNEY CHAUVEZ CRAIG. See the Killer Dads and Custody list for Georgia.


Douglas County dad charged in connection with 2-year-old son’s death

7:27 p.m. Friday, March 4, 2016 | Filed in: Local News 

Douglasville police are investigating the death of a Louisiana toddler who was visiting his father in Georgia, authorities said Thursday.

Two-year-old King Davis was visiting his father Courtney Chauvez Craig, 23, when he was found dead Tuesday inside Craig’s Millwood Park in Douglasville. Responding Douglasville officers determined the child’s death to be suspicious.

Craig was arrested and charged with cruelty to children and felony murder in connection with the case.

King’s mother and other family members told Channel 2 Action that they just want answers.

“We’re not holding any grudges. We want closure. We want to know what happened to King,” grandmother Spanky Davis told the station.

Two other people were in the apartment when police arrived and found the boy, according to the police report obtained by Channel 2. "There were multiple people there. Somebody knows what happened. He was a 2-year-old baby. Somebody knows what happened and they're hiding it," said Giana Davis, an aunt.

Jafari Molyneaux, a friend of Craig's, said he just saw both father and son this past weekend, according to Channel 2. "He was a great father," Molyneaux told the station. "I know for a fact that Courtney did not do harm to this child, I know he didn't."

Craig is currently being held without bond in the Douglas County Adult Detention Center, Lt. Glenn Daniel, Douglas County Sheriff's Office said in a statement.

Authorities said an autopsy is being performed to determine the toddler’s cause of death.