Families Clash Outside NJ Court Over Shaken Baby Death - NBC 10 Philadelphia

Families Clash Outside NJ Court Over Shaken Baby Death

Tempers flared after a hearing for an Atlantic City man accused of killing a baby



    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. (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2012)

    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.

    Exclusive: Mom of Shaken Baby Speaks Out

    Man Accused of Shaking Baby to Death
    Ebony Stewart recalls finding her 6-month old son, Yusef, critically injured inside his bassinet. Her boyfriend is charged with shaking the baby to death.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2012)

    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.

    Man Accused of Shaking Baby in Court Monday

    [PHI] Man Accused of Shaking Baby in Court Monday
    Daquan Davis, 19, is accused of shaking a 6-month-old baby to death. He is expected to appear in court in Mays Landing Monday afternoon.
    (Published Monday, Sept. 17, 2012)

    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.