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Update: Coroner identifies 4-month-old baby allegedly killed by his father

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) --  Radcliff Police say the four-month-old boy beaten by his father has died. 

The child has been identified as Jayceon Chrystie. 

Radcliff Police Chief Jeff Cross says the baby died at Kosair Children's Hospital after being removed from life support.

Family members describe Jayceon as a beautiful, happy baby.  

They never expected to find him swollen, bruised and without a pulse. Jayceon was rushed to the hospital Thursday. 

"It's hard to know that you saw this actually happen," said Dena Stevenson. 

Stevenson was on Dixie Boulevard in Hardin County that day when she and her husband noticed another driver. 

Radcliff Police say the man behind the wheel was Jayceon's father, 35-year-old Daniel Cox. 

"He would swing and he was hitting so hard, the force was so hard, every time he'd do it, he would swerve over into the other lane," Stevenson described. 

She says once they realized the man was hitting a baby, they called 911. Stevenson says the beating lasted for about seven miles. 

"He would hit the child, turn around, drive his car, bounce to his music, fix his little hat, like it ain't nothing," Stevenson said. 

We're told Cox didn't live with the child's mother.

Her family members say he would visit his son periodically and was just supposed to take him out for a short time the day of the incident. 

Authorities say Cox dropped Jayceon back off at his mother's house. 

A neighbor says he left the baby in the driveway. 

"I noticed a young lady screaming," said neighbor Mary Brown. "I ran to her and I asked her what was going on. And then she had told me then that her baby was dead." 

As Jayceon was rushed to the hospital, police began searching for Cox.

He was picked up at the VA hospital in Louisville early Friday morning 

Now that his son has died, online records show he's facing a murder-domestic violence charge.

"He cannot say he was not beating that baby 'cause I saw him. I saw him all the way from E-town, all the way to Radcliff hitting that baby," Stevenson said. "It's just sad and I really pray for that family." 

Cox is due back in court Monday morning. He's being held on a $500,000 cash bond. 


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