An arrest is made in a child’s death

PICKENS COUNTY, Ala. (WCBI) – A murder charge now looms over a man in connection to the death of a four-year-old boy.

The Pickens County Sheriff’s Department released developing details almost eight months after a young boy’s death.

29-year-old Markevius Forte was charged with Felony Murder and Aggravated Child Abuse.

Taylor Cunningham was pronounced dead at Pickens County Medical Center last September.

District attorney Andrew Hamlin said Taylor had significant injuries some in various states of healing.

Taylor and his mother were living with Forte at the time of the child’s death.

Forte is being held at the Pickens County Jail on a $1 million bond.

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