MARIETTA, GA- A 21-month-old child who was found severely injured last weekend died Thursday at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Following the child’s death, Marietta police upgraded charges against the child’s father, Shomari Holmes. He is now facing a felony murder charge.
Holmes and the child’s mother, Chantelle Driver, were arrested after the child was found unresponsive in their apartment this past weekend . Both parents remain behind bars.
In the arrest warrants, the child was injured long before police were called, and the child was acting “lethargic and scared” for the last week.
The child was rushed to Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta. Additionally,the warrants stated a 3-year-old girl in the apartment had suffered some abuse, and police placed her in state custody.
Driver is charged with cruelty and deprivation for witnessing the abuse and not seeking help, police said.