From the Chicago Sun Times:

The fatal beating of a 5-year-old Gary boy left veteran investigators shaken after they saw deep, dark scars from the back of his head to his knees.

Leon Walker’s injuries were inflicted by someone who beat him repeatedly over time, police said.

"It’s the worst thing I’ve ever seen," Gary Police Cmdr. Thomas Decanter Jr. said Thursday.

Investigators are now trying to figure out who did it. The boy’s mother was questioned and released.

Dad is in custody. Investigators say they found items at the home that suggest the boy was restrained while he was struck with an object, perhaps a belt, the Sun-Times reports. He was to turn 6 on Monday.

It’s difficult to comprehend the level of violence we are capable of — men. This level of violence does not generally come from women. It’s us, the men of the world.

All we can do for Leon now is pray.