An 8-month-old child is still recovering after allegedly being beaten by a Brookhaven couple, according to a report by WXIA.
According to the report, police responded Aug. 1 to the home of Shavone Whitehead, 24, and Edward Wilson, 33, to a report of a child not breathing. Brookhaven Police reports show Whitehead and Wilson were arrested in the early morning hours of Aug. 2 on Buford Highway.
Police said they noticed bruising on the child that were consistent with child abuse. The child was taken to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta at Egleston.
The parents are charged with aggravated battery and cruelty to children. The parents have denied any wrongdoing.
UPDATE: At about 10:30 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, the child, Kamnoie Love Whitehead, died at CHOA Egleston.
“At this point, Brookhaven detectives will await results from the autopsy to be performed next week. Charges against the mother, Shavone Whitehead and her boyfriend, Edward Wilson, could be updated after detectives review the findings,” said spokesperson Officer Carlos Nino.