'My soul is literally gone.' Father of 1-year-old killed says he hadn't seen his son in months before his death

Published: May. 13, 2019 at 6:47 PM EDT
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Monday, May 13, 2019

AUGUSTA, GA (WRDW/WAGT) -- The father of 1-year-old Lincoln William Davitte is struggling with the loss of his second born.

"I keep beating myself up thinking maybe I could have done more. Maybe I could have saved this from happening," said Tyler Davitte.

Davitte says he hasn't been able to see his son in months, which makes news of his possible murder all the more heartbreaking.

"Yeah, I can't stop shaking. I feel like my heart, my soul is literally gone. I don't even feel like a heart right now, so I feel like there is a huge like, hole, I can feel it," said Davitte.

Investigators say the boyfriend of Lincoln Davitte's mother is responsible for his death. Arrest warrants say Augusta firefighter, Charles Sconyers, "cause[d] signifigant injury to the head and brain of the victim child. Said injury causing the child to die."

"Thank God he doesn't have to suffer anymore," said Davitte.

The Augusta Fire Department released this statement:

"The Augusta Fire Department is greatly saddened by the death of Lincoln Davitte and send our condolences to the family. At this time, Mr. Sconyers is being placed on administrative leave without pay as a result of the allegations regarding the death of Lincoln Davitte. The allegations against Charles Sconyers are not indicative of the quality of personnel or services provided by the Augusta Fire Department. The Augusta Fire Department affirms its unwavering commitment to the safety of the community and its citizens."

Davitte says, in the midst of heartbreak, he's comforted knowing his son and father are looking down on him.

"We love him so much," said Davitte.

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