Father Gets 25 Years for Killing Baby Despite Mother's Plea: ‘He Still Has Other Kids to Raise'

The baby wouldn't stop crying. Javeon Dalcour-Zuber said he just wanted his infant son and his other children to go to sleep. So he yanked a blanket out from under 2-month-old Jayceon, flinging his tiny body into the wall.He claimed he didn't know his own strength — or that smothering the child to stop the crying could kill him.Dalcour-Zuber, 25, was convicted last week of injury to a child, a first-degree felony, and was sentenced this week to 25 years in prison for his infant son's 2015 death.Little Jayceon was unresponsive when officers arrived at the family's Balch Springs home in December 2015. Dalcour-Zuber said the infant had stopped breathing. Jayceon was taken to the hospital, where he was later taken off life support. He suffered a skull fracture. Countless family members, including the baby's mother, testified on Dalcour-Zuber's behalf. They said he was a good father. They said he needed help, maybe parenting classes. They said he was depressed and sometimes cut his own arms. They called the baby's death an accident.   Continue reading...

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