Wednesday, January 28, 2015

Dad gets 9 years for beating death of 4-month-old son (Miami, Florida)

Dad is identified as YOSI MAHLAB.

Nine years in prison for North Miami father in baby beating death

By David Ovalle -
01/28/2015 10:59 AM Updated: 01/28/2015 1:19 PM

A North Miami man will serve nine years in prison after pleading guilty Wednesday to the beating death of his 4-month-old son.

Yosi Mahlab, 33, pleaded guilty to manslaughter for the 2012 death of his son, Javon, who suffered a head injury and bleeding in the brain.

Mahlab had been trying to feed the baby at his apartment in the 600 block of Northeast 123rd Street. He confessed to slapping the child twice, causing the boy to hit his head on a nightstand.

The child died after spending three weeks in a coma.

Mahlab originally had been charged with second-degree murder. He also pleaded guilty to child neglect and aggravated child abuse.