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

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

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According to court documents obtained by WLKY-TV, Daniel Cox, 35, 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.    WDRB-TV reported that Cox was the father of the child.

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

When Cox dropped Jayceon at his mother’s home, he was not breathing and he did not have a pulse, police said.

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

Cox’s bond is set at $500,000. His next court date is Monday.

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