ANNISTON, Ala. (WIAT)- Robert Fuller remembers his son as a happy and respectful child. “He loved to smile,” said Fuller. “He was just a really good kid.” Fuller’s son, five-year old Gregory Caver, died last month from what police say was child abuse. According to Calhoun County District Attorney Brian McVeigh, the child was beat to death for wetting himself. Caver’s mother, India Kimble, and her boyfriend, Vonta McClellan, are facing capital murder charges for his death.
Friday evening, Victory Headquarters Christian Center held a vigil for Caver that doubled as a rally for stopping child abuse. During his opening remarks, church Pastor Charles Gregory, Sr. said, “Thank you for having a heart of compassion, a heart of concern, a heart of love, and a heart that wants to reach out to help other families, other children, that might perhaps be in crisis, so that nothing like this can happen in our community again.”
A large crowd turned out to support Fuller and promote a message of non-violence. “Just to know that my son didn’t die in vain, that’s the most grateful feeling I have right now.”
If you know, or are worried, about a child that may be in a dangerous situation you can call:
Calhoun County DHR – (256) 240-2420
The Child Help National Child Abuse Hotline – 1-800-4-A-CHILD
Alabama Suicide Hotline – 1-800-273-TALK