GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOOD) — The Kent County Prosecutor’s Office has charged a 23-year-old man in the Saturday morning death of a 1-year-old Grand Rapids boy.

Alex John Radulovic, 23, has been charged with one count of felony murder and one count of first-degree child abuse in Alexander Butler’s death. The prosecutor’s office said both are punishable by life in prison.

“Child abuse in the first degree is knowingly and intentionally causing serious physical harm to a child and that’s got to be not just anybody but a caregiver. Usually it’s a parent or guardian,” said Kent County Prosecutor Chris Becker. “It’s not accidental, it’s not reckless. You have to knowingly and intentionally do some action that causes that serious physical harm. Those are fairly rare, fortunately. It’s not something that we see on a regular basis but we do see it a few times a year.”

Becker says typically these kinds of charges come about from someone close to the child.

“We’ve unfortunately had quite a few child abuse charges/homicides over the last few years and the public is always extremely worried about them. They think that it’s strangers (doing it) or something along those lines and unfortunately it’s typically somebody really close to the child,” said Becker.

The prosecutor’s office says Radulovic is scheduled to be arraigned on Tuesday and is being held at the Kent County Correctional Facility.

On Saturday around 9 a.m., emergency crews were sent to Weston Street SW between Ionia Avenue SW and Division Avenue S on reports of an infant not breathing.

The Grand Rapids Police Department said the child was taken to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital where he was pronounced dead. His death was later determined to be suspicious.

After an autopsy revealed that Alexander died of head trauma and his death was ruled a homicide. GRPD says Radulovic was responsible for the infant at the time of the incident. Authorities believe Radulovic was the boyfriend of the infant’s mother.