Homicide

Man accused of beating 4-month-old son to death while driving due in court on murder charge

Daniel Cox is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hardin County Detention Center. Cox, 35, is charged with murder in the death of his 4-month-old son Jayceon Chrystie. Jayceon Chrystie, who authorities say was fatally beaten by his father in a car, was "black and blue" when the father dropped him off at home last Thursday, the baby's mother said in court documents. Jayceon died on Aug. 8, 2015, from what Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Robert Fraction called an "inflicted traumatic injury to the head." (Hardin County Detention Center via AP)

Daniel Cox is seen in an undated photo provided by the Hardin County Detention Center. Cox, 35, is charged with murder in the death of his 4-month-old son Jayceon Chrystie. Jayceon Chrystie, who authorities say was fatally beaten by his father in a car, was "black and blue" when the father dropped him off at home last Thursday, the baby's mother said in court documents. Jayceon died on Aug. 8, 2015, from what Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Robert Fraction called an "inflicted traumatic injury to the head." (Hardin County Detention Center via AP)  (The Associated Press)

A man accused of beating his 4-month-old son to death while driving is due in court.

The News-Enterprise reports that 35-year-old Daniel Cox is scheduled to face a murder charge Monday in Hardin District Court.

According to court documents obtained by WLKY-TV, Cox was seen hitting Jayceon Chrystie while he drove Thursday in Radcliff, about 40 miles southwest of Louisville. A witness told police that Cox hit the child, who was in a car seat on the front passenger side, several times with his hand.

Witness Dena Stevenson told WLKY she and husband were concerned for the child and called 911.

When Cox dropped Jayceon at his mother's home, he was not breathing and did not have a pulse. Doctors removed him Saturday from life support.

Jefferson County Deputy Coroner Robert Fraction told The Associated Press on Sunday that Jayceon died of an "inflicted traumatic injury to the head."