It was May 29, 2002 when officers responded to a call of a child not breathing. When they arrived at the house in the 4300 block of North Monroe St. they found 4-year-old Alex at the bottom of the steps. He was severely bruised. An autopsy would determine he died from massive bleeding in his head and abdomen.
Alex's great aunt, Shirley Anderson pled guilty to second degree murder and is serving 26 1/2 years. Her roomate, Luani Lehman, pled guilty to second degree manslaughter.
Alex had a brother, Nathanial, who was 5 when Alex was killed. He was taken into protective custody.