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Former LSU football player charged in death of Georgia boy

2 years 4 weeks 1 day ago April 30, 2015 Apr 30, 2015 Thursday, April 30 2015 April 30, 2015 11:40 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA.- Police have charged a former Southeastern Conference football player with killing a 4-year-old boy.

The Atlanta Journal Constitution reports 26-year-old Steven Terrence Singleton, a former football player at Buford High School in Georgia and a college player at LSU and University of South Carolina was booked Wednesday in Gwinnett County on charges of felony murder and cruelty to children. Singleton is accused of inflicting fatal brain injuries on Tye Hardin Saturday.

Singleton's relationship with Hardin is unclear. The newspaper reports Singleton has posted multiple times on Facebook about the boy.

Police say the fatal incident occurred at a home near Lawrenceville, though the details are unclear.

It is also unclear if Singleton has a lawyer.

IMAGE: Gwinnet County Sheriff's Office

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