Man accused of beating 4-month-old to death while driving

RADCLIFF, Ky. (AP) — Kentucky doctors removed a 4-month-old baby from life support, and now his father is charged in his death.

Court documents obtained by WLKY-TV (http://bit.ly/1gVIf1X) show 35-year-old Daniel Cox, was seen hitting Jayceon Chrystie while he was driving Thursday in Radcliff, about 40 miles southwest of Louisville. A witness told police Cox hit the child, who was in a car seat in the front passenger seat, several times with his hand.

Dena Stevenson told WLKY she and husband were concerned and called 911.

Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Robert Fraction told The Associated Press Sunday that Jayceon died of an "inflicted traumatic injury to the head."

Cox is charged with child abuse and murder. His next court date is Monday.

 

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