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.
First responders rushed the child to the hospital. He passed away on May 4.
Doctors said that the little boy died from blunt force trauma that wasn’t consistent with Sconyers versions of events. Gaston testified that physicians said the boy could have been in a wreck or dropped from a much higher altitude than three inches.
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.
Augusta firefighter Charles Sconyers, 28, has been placed on administrative leave without pay after he was charged Friday with murder in the death of a toddler in Columbia County.https://t.co/2iy1mTvQ2v pic.twitter.com/sQUD95df1B
— Augusta Chronicle (@AUG_Chronicle) May 13, 2019
“He took the child inside to render first aid not necessarily in that order, then 911 was called,” Morris said. “However, our investigation reveals something quite different.”
The child’s mother was spotted on security footage at a nearby grocery store when the incident occurred, and is not considered a suspect in the case.
Sconyers remains behind bars without bond. Check back with CrimeOnline as additional details become available.
[Feature Photo: Lincoln Davitte/Facebook]