CLAYTON COUNTY, Ga. - A 4-year-old boy who died after Clayton County police said he was beaten by his stepfather will be laid to rest on Saturday.
Family members held a funeral for DJ Alford at Total Faith Missionary Baptist Church in Luthersville on Saturday afternoon.
Friday night, a vigil was held for DJ, who was remembered by friends and family as a lively boy with a courageous spirit and contagious smile.
According to warrants, Dontavious Carter admitted to "whooping the child, for not being able to count from 1 to 15."
Carter was arrested and charged, as was DJ’s mother, Sharonda Parks, because officers said Parks did nothing to stop the violence.
DJ’s father said he still believes Parks was a good mother.