Murder and an additional charge of cruelty to children has been added to Shayaa Yusef Forbes' previous charge of cruelty to children when he was arrested on Oct. 11.
On Oct. 15, detectives with the Paulding County Sheriff’s Office Crimes Against Children Division (CAC) obtained the preliminary results GBI's autopsy findings for the 12 year old victim of severe child abuse.
The victim lived at 181 North Springs Drive, Acworth, and had severe visible signs of child abuse. According to CAC Detectives, the GBI has concluded that the cause of death is still under investigation. They further explained that the manner of death has been ruled a homicide.
As a result of the preliminary autopsy findings, CAC detectives formally charged Forbes with murder and an additional count of felony cruelty to children. Forbes is being held in the Paulding County Detention Center without bond. CAC Detectives continue their investigation into this case and are urging anyone that has information about the Forbes case to call them at 770-445-6105.