Screaming and chaos erupted outside the Atlantic County Courthouse after a 19-year-old man accused of shaking his girlfriend's 6-month-old baby to death, appeared before a judge on Monday afternoon.
An NBC10 crew was in the courtroom when Daquan Davis made his first court appearance and reports the tension was high. Davis is accused of killing Yusef Stewart early Friday morning, while the child's mother, Ebony was at work.
Ebony Stewart and other family members were in the courtroom. Several of Davis' relatives were there as well. After the hearing, the two families clashed, according NBC10's Cydney Long.
Stewart and her family demanded answers from Davis' relatives about the murder four days ago.
A Davis relative responded, "He didn't do it, he didn't do... we don't have to explain (expletive) to them, he didn't do it and that's it." Another relative then knocked a television reporter's microphone to the ground and smashed it.
Despite a warning from the court that Davis or his family are to have no contact with the victim's mother or her relatives, angry words went back and forth.
Sheriff's deputies intervened and escorted both families to their cars.
Davis is charged with aggravated manslaughter and endangering the welfare of a child causing death. The judge increased Davis' bail to $750,000 cash only.