By: Rhiana Huckins Email
By: Rhiana Huckins Email

Police say a Cumming man has been charged in the death of his girlfriend's 2-year-old son.

The Forsyth County Sheriff's Department says 39-year-old Christopher Brian Gilreath is charged with felony murder, aggravated battery and cruelty to children in the death of Joshua Pinckney.

The boy was found dead in his bed Friday morning. Preliminary autopsy reports showed he suffered multiple blows to the head.

Authorities say Gilreath is a registered sex offender in Pennsylvania and has been charged with failing to register in Georgia.

Child welfare officials removed a 2-year-old girl from the home.

A Forsyth County Jail said Gilreath has been visited by an attorney. Efforts to reach the attorney Saturday night for comment were not successful.

(Copyright 2009 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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