19-Year-Old Boyfriend Accused of Shaking Baby to Death

A 19-year-old man will make his first appearance in court Monday afternoon after being charged with shaking his girlfriend's baby boy to death, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor.

By David Chang and Danielle Johnson
|  Tuesday, Sep 18, 2012  |  Updated 11:34 AM EDT
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Exclusive: Mom of Shaken Baby Speaks Out

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Tension Between Families of Shaken Baby, Boyfriend

The man accused of shaking his girlfriends baby to death, was inside a Mays Landing courtroom to face charges. After the hearing, there was a confrontation between the families, outside the courthouse.

Boyfriend Shakes Baby to Death: Cops

Daquan Davis is charged with allegedly shaking his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby to death Friday while she was at work. He will be in court in Atlantic County Monday afternoon. In an exclusive interview the child's mother spoke to NBC 10 about the incident.
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A 19-year-old man will make his first appearance in court Monday afternoon after being charged with shaking his girlfriend's baby boy to death, according to the Atlantic County Prosecutor.

Daquan Davis is charged with manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child.

Police say Davis was caring for the 6-month-old infant Friday morning at School House Apartments on North Martin Luther King Boulevard in Atlantic City while the child’s mother was at work.

Investigators say when she returned home around 4 a.m., she found her son unresponsive and called police. The baby was pronounced dead. Investigators believe Davis shook the baby, causing his death.

In an NBC10 exclusive interview, the child’s mother, Ebony Stewart, described the horrific discovery she made when she returned home.

“I noticed my son wasn’t breathing. I looked closer and he wasn’t breathing. His face was purple and frozen cold.”

Stewart says Davis acted as if nothing happened.

“He sat there saying “'everything will be alright…we’re in this together…I know you’re hurting. I am here for you,'” Stewart said.

Davis is currently being held on $750,000 bail. His hearing is scheduled for Monday at 1:30 p.m. at the Mays Landing Courthouse.


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