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Trial begins for Kentucky man charged in infant son’s death

Trial begins for Kentucky man charged in infant son’s death

Bill Stephens

November 28th, 2016

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ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) — The trial is starting for a Kentucky man accused of fatally beating his 4-month-old son while the child was in a car seat.

The News-Enterprise (http://bit.ly/2gyn09F ) reports that jury selection in 36-year-old Daniel Cox’s trial begins Monday.

Cox has pleaded not guilty to a murder-domestic violence charge in Jayceon Chrystie’s death

Court records say witnesses near Elizabethtown called 911 in August 2015 after seeing a man driving down a highway beating an infant in a car seat. Cox left the unresponsive infant with the baby’s mother, who called police. Authorities say the child had no pulse and was black and blue. He died two days later at the hospital.

Prosecutors say no plea deal has been offered in the case.

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