Tempers flare at hearing for accused baby killer in NJ

September 17, 2012 2:54:41 PM PDT
Tempers flared at a court hearing Monday for an Atlantic City man charged in the death of his girlfriend's baby.

Aggravated manslaughter charges were filed Saturday against 19-year-old Daquan Davis.

Prosecutors say Davis shook his girlfriend's infant son to death.

Davis also faces child endangerment charges in the death of the 6-month-old child.

Acting County Prosecutor Jim McClain says Davis was caring for the infant while the child's mother was at work. When she returned home around 4 a.m. Friday, she found the boy was unresponsive and called 911.

The child was pronounced dead a short time later, and authorities were notified.

A joint investigation by the prosecutor's office and Atlantic City authorities ensued, and Davis was arrested late Friday night.

He is being held on $750,000 bail.

The Associated Press contributed to this report.