Cases like this really burn me. Once again we have a "caretaking" dad, OSCAR MILBRY III, who is being supported by the baby's mother who is toiling away at freaking McDonalds for low wages. Daddy's idea of "caretaking" seems to be a combination of playing video games all day and "hitting" the baby when she's (allegedly) choking. This baby was little over a month old. And even in this very short piece of time, this piece of sh** couldn't manage to keep himself from killing her.
We need to stop using testosterone-fueled young men as babysitters. They need to get off their @$$es and support their families, rather than have Mom support them so they play video games all day like perpetual children. And assault newborn babies because they're "frustrated."
Palm Bay Father Indicted For Murder of an Infant
(Palm Bay)-- A Brevard County Grand Jury has indicted a father for first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse for the death of his infant daughter that occurred in May.
Oscar Milbry, III., (DOB 10/16/1989) was subsequently arrested early Wednesday morning and will face a judge at the Brevard County Detention Center at 1:15 p.m. today.
He is currently held without bond.
On May 20th at approximately 4 p.m., Milbry took the 35-day-old infant to the McDonald's located at 132 Malabar Rd. SW. Milbry said the baby was choking.
The baby's mother called 9-1-1 and the infant was airlifted to the hospital where she was pronounced deceased at 5:20 p.m.
The investigation determined that Milbry was the only person caring for the child at the time the incident occurred. Milbry told detectives he was home playing video games while his daughter drank a bottle of milk. He told detectives the baby began choking.
Milbry described his attempts to render aid to the infant as "hitting her on the back" and giving rescue breaths. When the baby failed to respond, Milbry panicked and drove to the McDonald's where the mother was working and called for help.
An autopsy conducted by the medical examiner showed no evidence of choking and Mr. Milbry's statements as to what occurred were inconsistent with the medical findings. The medical examiner determined the cause of death to be the result of shaken baby syndrome.
A grand jury convened on Tuesday and heard the medical testimony along with testimony from police detectives and determined there was sufficient cause to pursue charges of first degree felony murder and aggravated child abuse. Once the indictment was returned an arrest warrant was issued.
Officer Justin Hill located Milbry at approximately 3 a.m. Wednesday as the suspect was riding his bicycle with no headlights along Malabar Road.
As Officer Hill checked out with Milbry he learned of the arrest warrant and Milbry was immediately taken into custody without incident.
"The indictment is the result of a lot of diligent work and cooperation with the State Attorney's Office," said Detective Mike Pusatere. "Hopefully this will bring justice for an innocent victim and help the family begin to heal from this tragic incident."
Milbry faces life in prison if convicted