Authorities recently charged a man in the death of his wife’s 6-month-old grandson.


Lenwood Pearson was charged in the death of his wife’s grandson.

Prince George’s County police announced in a statement Sept. 20 that 48-year-old Lenwood Pearson has been charged with manslaughter, first-degree child abuse resulting in death and assault.

Officers were called to Pearson’s Capitol Heights, Md. home on Sept. 13 for a report of an injured baby. Police say the baby, 6-month old Demetri Hooper, was taken to a hospital, where he died three days later.

Police say an autopsy showed that the cause of death was trauma to the baby’s head and his death was ruled a homicide. Police say Hooper’s injuries occurred while Pearson was caring for him.

It’s unclear whether Pearson, who is in the custody of the Department of Corrections, has an attorney.