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Man charged with death of 1-year-old Grand Rapids boy

Justice for Xan
Posted at 3:07 PM, Feb 07, 2022
and last updated 2022-02-07 16:21:53-05

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. — A man has been charged with murder and child abuse in connection to the death of a 1-year-old boy.

Alex Radulovic is charged with one count of murder and one count of child abuse in the first degree.

Both charges are punishable by up to life in prison.

Saturday, Grand Rapids Police and the fire department responded to calls to an apartment at 50 Weston for an unresponsive child. A one-year-old boy was found with blue lips.

The baby, identified by his mother as Alexander "Xan" Butler, was pronounced dead at Helen DeVos Children's Hospital.

GRPD says Alexander died from head trauma.

Radulovic, we're told, was the boyfriend of Xan's mother, Alissa Butler. Police say the 23-year-old was responsible for the child's care at the time of the incident.

Family has set up a GoFundMe to give the baby boy a proper funeral.The GoFundMe calls the circumstances around Xan's death "excruciating."