A 4-month-old boy who police said was beaten by his father last week died on Sunday after being removed from life support.
Dena Stevenson, of Radcliff, Ky., told local media and police she and her husband saw the baby’s father, 35-year-old Daniel Cox, swinging his fist and hitting something while driving on Thursday.
“He would swing and he was hitting so hard, the force was so hard, every time he’d do it, he would swerve over into the other lane,” she told WDRB. They called 911 when they realized he was hitting a baby.
Stevenson said the beating lasted about seven miles.
“He would hit the child, turn around, drive his car, bounce to his music, fix his little hat, like it ain’t nothing,” she said.
Court records said Cox dropped off the baby, identified as Jayceon, in the driveway of the mother’s home, not breathing and without a pulse. Cox reportedly lived separate of the mother.
WLKY reported Cox was charged with child abuse and murder, with bond set at $600,000.
He will appear in court on Monday morning.
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