Atlanta (WAOK) — The family of a 12 year old boy who was allegedly beaten to death by his father now needs help to bury the child. A fundraiser was held last night to raise money to bury Eric Forbes. You can also contribute to the effort online. Deputies found 12-year-old Eric beaten and unconscious inside a home he shared with his father last Friday night. The boy was later pronounced dead at the hospital.  Authorities say there was evidence of ongoing abuse.

32 year old Shayaa Forbes, is now charged with felony murder and two counts of child cruelty in the death.

Donations to the Eric Forbes Memorial Fund can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank or you may donate directly to the fund at the Williamson Mortuary. The funeral home is located at 1410 Hwy 138 SW Riverdale, GA 30296. You may contact the funeral home at (770) 907-8548.

If you would like to make a donation online to help the family pay for Eric’s funeral you can log onto

The funeral for Eric Forbes will be held at Williamson Mortuary in Riverdale Friday October 25 at noon.


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