Friday, April 10, 2015

"Decent" dad pleads guilty to 2nd-degree murder in death of 3-month-old son (Rehoboth Beach, Delaware)

This is how a "very decent" person" behaves? Don't think so.

Dad is identified as SIDNEY G. DAVIS III.

The media has been very vague about what was going on here. We're told in earlier articles that the babies were "in the care of" their father, and something about their mother "visiting" them the morning before the one son was killed. Was Davis custodial? As we very often see, there is a general media refusal to honestly and clearly report the situation.

Rehoboth Beach dad pleads guilty in infant son's death
Rachel Pacella, Salisbury (Md.) Daily Times 8:56 p.m. EDT April 8, 2015

Sidney G. Davis III also pleaded guilty to assaulting the infant's twin brother during a two-month period.

A Rehoboth Beach man has pleaded guilty to second-degree murder in the death of his infant son.

Sidney G. Davis III, 22, also pleaded guilty to a second-degree assault charge for harming the child's twin brother.

Davis shook 3-month-old Zha-den Davis on May 10 in a room at Sea Esta IV Motel at 20902 Coastal Highway after the baby had been crying, court documents said.

The baby was rushed to Beebe Memorial Hospital in Lewes and then to Nemours/A.I. duPont Hospital for Children, where he was treated for traumatic brain injuries, three rib fractures and massive retinal bleeding, the document said.

Dr. Adrienne Sekula-Perlman, of the New Castle County Medical Examiner's Office, ruled the child died of head trauma.

The second charge is from an assault against the infant's twin brother.

According to an indictment, Davis assaulted Zha-den's brother between March 15 and May 10, 2014. The twins were born Feb. 3, 2014.

Davis' charges were reduced from murder by abuse or neglect in the first degree and child abuse in the first degree, said his lawyer, Robert Robinson.

"Sidney is a very decent person," Robinson said. "He had a momentary lapse, and it was a tragic disaster."

Davis faces 10-33 years in prison. Sentencing is scheduled for June 12.