"I do not understand why anyone would kill a child," District Attorney Paul Howard said in an emailed statement. "Particularly, I will NEVER understand why anyone would brutalize a child in this manner. May God have mercy on his soul."
After the beating, Monte was found unresponsive in a bathtub, according to investigators. He spent two days in the hospital before he was removed from life support. An autopsy determined Monte died from blunt force trauma of the head, skull fractures, rib fractures and leg fractures.