Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Baby boy "allegedly" assaulted by dad dies from injuries (St. Louis, Missouri)

Dad STEVEN NASHAUN MCCOY had already been charged with 1st-degree assault before the death of his 3-month-old son. Daddy was babysitting at the time that the baby was injured.


Posted: Sunday, February 20, 2011 12:00 am

Boy in abuse case dies

A 3-month-old boy has died following what investigators believe was child abuse. Steven McCoy Jr. died Friday afternoon, police said. His father, Steven Nashaun McCoy, 21, of the 3800 block of Gravois Avenue, was charged Tuesday with first-degree assault and abuse of a child for allegedly shaking and hitting his son. The baby had been in the hospital in critical condition with brain swelling and brain bleeding. The abuse allegedly happened at McCoy's home on Monday. Court documents say the baby seemed fine and was left in McCoy's care when the baby's mother left the home about 10 a.m. The baby was then taken to the hospital about 2 p.m., court documents say. Medical personnel said the baby had to have sustained the injuries after 10 a.m. during the time he was exclusively in McCoy's care. McCoy was arrested at the hospital and is being held in lieu of $500,000 cash-only bail.