RICHMOND, VA (WWBT) - Neighbors say they're still shocked by the violent death of the 3-year-old Henrico County boy.
Sunday night, friends and family held a vigil outside the toddler's home in the 4900 block of Farrell Court.
The medical examiner's report said that the boy, Christian Stephens, died from inflicted blunt force injuries of the head. Multiple sources told NBC12 that Stephens died after being thrown into a wall.
Neighbors say they will remember the boy for his beautiful smile and they hope his two brothers will remember the good times.
The mother's boyfriend, 45-year-old Kevin Lucas, appeared in court to face first degree murder charges Friday.
Lucas is being held at the Henrico County jail.