A man previously jailed Friday on accusations that he severely beat a 2-year-old child now faces a felony murder charge after the child has died.
According to Floyd County police:
Hassan Shareef Rashad, 38, of 94A Dodd Blvd., was arrested around 1:30 p.m. Friday. He was originally accused of attacking the child with the intent to murder, according to jail documents. The 2-year-old child was severely injured and suffered multiple internal injuries.
The child died as a result of the injuries sustained and charges were upgraded to felony murder on Sunday. The attack was committed in the presence of a 5-year-old child.
Rashad is charged with felony aggravated assault and aggravated battery as well as two felony counts of first-degree cruelty to children. He is also charged with driving on a suspended or revoked license and is wanted on undisclosed charges out of Clayton County.
He is being held without bond.