#UPDATE | October 18, 2022 (WJBF) – Domonique Yvette Murray, the mother of 2-year-old, Justus Hyman, has been charged with 2nd Degree Cruelty to Children following the incident on October 16th.

According to a warrant, the child was unsupervised by his mother.

Authorities say he went out the rear living room door to a patio and a pool area.

He was said to be walking around he pool, throwing in various items for about 10 minutes.

Police say that Justus fell into the pool and no one came to get him for about 20 minutes.

Murray began CPR on her son until first responders took over.

This is a developing story.


AUGUSTA, Ga. (WJBF) – The Richmond County Coroner’s Office is investigating the death of a toddler was found in a pool on Merrimac Avenue, not far from Richmond Hill Road in South Augusta.

2-year-old, Justus Hyman, of Manmouth Road, was taken to Augusta University Medical Center by EMS on Sunday afternoon.

He died just before 6:00 p.m. Monday. 

An autopsy has been scheduled.