A Georgia father allegedly drowned in a bathtub the 10-year-old son with autism he’d recently adopted, PEOPLE confirms.
An incident report from the DeKalb County Police Department obtained by PEOPLE alleges that hours before the boy’s April 28 death, Leon Williams Sr., 43, told the boy, Kentae Williams, that he was “going to die tonight.”
According to the report, Williams called 911 on April 28 and said Kentae had suffered a seizure in the bath and drowned.
A police spokesperson tells PEOPLE Kentae was rushed to the nearest hospital, where medical professionals noticed “bruises and other injuries that were inconsistent with a drowning.”
During their investigation, detectives learned that Williams had tried performing CPR on the boy after draining the tub and realizing his son had stopped breathing.
Officers interviewed neighbors, and learned from one of them that only hours earlier, at a barbecue, Williams appeared “irate” and “furious” as he chastised the child for kicking his teacher and insulting her, the incident report shows.
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The witness told police she heard Williams tell the boy, “You’re going to die tonight,” as they began walking home.
She alleges Kentae seemed “frightened” by Williams’ words.
A police spokesperson says investigators have yet to determine a motive for the alleged drowning.
While interviewing Williams, police learned the new father allegedly “had caused physical harm to the child,” and took him into custody. The adoption had only been finalized last month, a spokesperson for the Dekalb County District Attorney tells PEOPLE.
Williams is being held without bail and has not entered a plea to the charges against him.
It was unclear Friday if Williams had retained legal counsel who could comment on his behalf.