A Georgia firefighter accused of killing his girlfriend’s toddler son was denied bond Tuesday following a detective’s testimony that the man’s story didn’t add up.
Augusta Chronicle reports that investigator Daniel Gaston testified during a Tuesday morning bail hearing that Charles Sconyers, charged with murder in connection with the death of 2-year-old Lincoln Davitte, told him a story that was significantly inconsistent with the injuries found on the little boy.
According to Gaston, Sconyers picked Lincoln up from A Child’s World daycare on May 1, at around 6:15 p.m. At around 6:38 p.m., after a 15-minute drive back to his girlfriend’s house in Evans, the man called 911 and said the little boy fell from an outside stoop that measures three inches.
Sconyers reportedly said he found Lincoln unresponsive. The suspect, a firefighter, rendered aid to Lincoln until help arrived.
IN COURT: Charles Sconyers, the Augusta firefighter charged in the murder of 1-year-old Lincoln Davitte is in court this morning. Sconyers told investigators the child fell out of the black door. Investigators say the injuries did not match up with that story. @WRDW_WAGT pic.twitter.com/o51TKQQPQT
— Laura Pugliese (@LauraPWRDW) June 11, 2019
According to investigators, the little boy had two skull fractures, brain bleeding and pressure, scrapes on his forehead, and bruising on his hip and left ear.
Authorities alleged that Sconyers killed Lincoln, but the suspect’s defense attorney argued that the case is based on speculation, and that the boy could have gotten injured while at daycare.
Last month, Major Steve Morris with the Columbia County Sheriff’s Office said that Gaston caused “significant injuries” to the boy’s head and brain, although specific details were not provided, according to ABC 6.