Friday, February 11, 2011

Dad arrested in child abuse death of 20-month-old son (Miami, Oklahoma)

See update here:

"In 2007 Yates was charged in Ottawa County District Court in Miami with conspiracy to commit murder, court records show. He later pleaded guilty to a reduced charge of conspiracy to commit a felony in a plot to kill a Fairland teenager and was sentenced to a five year deferred sentence. In 2009 prosecutors filed a motion to accelerate Yates’ deferred sentence because of violations and ordered he serve a 10-year suspended sentence, records show."

Why was this sperm donor allowed to be out and walking around? This is what you get when you combine violent felons and infant care, people. It's ain't rocket science. You get dead babies.

Dad D. JACOB YATES has been arrested on suspicion of murder in the child abuse death of his 20-month-old son.

February 10, 2011

Toddler pronounced dead shortly after hospital arrival
By Jeff Lehr The Joplin Globe Thu Feb 10, 2011, 09:56 PM CST

MIAMI, Okla. — A 20-month-old boy died of apparent child abuse Thursday at a Miami hospital and his father was being held on suspicion of murder, according to the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation.

OSBI spokeswoman Jessica Brown said the mother of Quinton Yates called 911 about 2 p.m. Thursday to report that her son was in distress. An ambulance took the child to Integris Baptist Regional Health Center in Miami, where he was pronounced dead a short time later.

“After gleaning information from the mother, local authorities went and arrested the father for the death of Quinton,” Brown said.

She said D. Jacob Yates, 23, was being held on suspicion of murder. The Ottawa County Sheriff’s Department and the OSBI are investigating the case.

Brown said the cause and manner of the child’s death would be determined by an autopsy to be performed by the state medical examiner’s office in Tulsa. She said she could not comment on the child’s injuries or how they may have been sustained prior to the autopsy.

Brown said the boy and his parents have been staying in the Serenity Trailer Park just north of Miami. She said she was not certain if they resided there or were visiting others.