- Associated Press - Monday, November 28, 2016

ELIZABETHTOWN, Ky. (AP) - A man accused of fatally beating his 4-month-old son while driving down a highway is going on trial in Kentucky.

The News-Enterprise (https://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 last year’s death of Jayceon Chrystie.

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

Prosecutors say they have offered Cox no plea deal. He faces 20 years to life in prison if convicted.


Information from: The News-Enterprise, https://www.thenewsenterprise.com

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