04-02-2015, 08:18 PM #1
NC - Cayden Berryman, 5 mos, beaten to death, uncle charged, 30 March 2015
POLK COUNTY, N.C. -- A man has been charged in the death of a 5-month-old Polk County infant.
Jeremiah Jackson, 31, is charged with second degree murder. Investigators say the baby suffered blunt force trauma to the head.
Jackson is the paternal uncle of the baby and is being held with no bond.
04-02-2015, 08:20 PM #2
A death Investigation started:
On Monday around 6:30 p.m., emergency crews arrived to a house on Freedom Drive in response to a 911 call about a 5-month-old unresponsive boy.
The infant was immediately rushed to St. Luke’s Hospital Emergency Room and pronounced dead about an hour later.
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04-02-2015, 08:23 PM #3
@WLOS_13 Breaking: Jeremiah Jackson,31, arrested 15 minutes ago Polk-2nd degree murder of a twin baby. blunt force trauma to the head.
*a Twin!! *
Aaron Adelson @AaronAdelson 42m42 minutes ago
Tonight on @WLOS_13 The father of a murdered 5-month-old wants justice...even if it means against his own brother
04-02-2015, 08:28 PM #4
04-02-2015, 08:35 PM #5
Cayden Berryman who was just shy of six months old, are scheduled for Friday, April 3. Berryman had a twin brother and two sisters.
The sheriff’s office and the N.C. State Bureau of Investigation (SBI) immediately began an investigation into the death, as per protocol. The infant was sent for an autopsy, with the sheriff’s office receiving preliminary results. Hill said the coroner’s office ruled the death a homicide.
Hill also said he knows the cause of death but can’t release that information until the official autopsy result is received.
Hill said the death has been difficult for the sheriff’s office, especially since April is child abuse prevention and awareness month. The sheriff’s office and department of social services (DSS) had just marched at Stearns Park on Wednesday for child abuse awareness.
“Everybody needs to think about the life of this child,” Hill said. “He never had a chance.”
Jackson has a lengthy criminal record, according to Hill, but Hill said he can’t yet release the details until Jackson’s background is confirmed.
“What’s disturbing is this individual had a prior record,” Hill said. “If he would have been where he should have been, in my opinion, this child would still be alive.”
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04-02-2015, 08:48 PM #6
Oh Cayden, you deserved so much better than this.
STOP KILLING CHILDREN!
04-02-2015, 09:29 PM #7Registered User
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All those pictures with the twin babies makes me want to scream! Notice the photo of the gun. Someone commented that it wasn't "cool." Sounds like he's got quite a criminal history.
Poor, poor baby.
04-02-2015, 09:54 PM #8
04-06-2015, 06:05 PM #9
POLK COUNTY, N.C. -- A man charged in the death of his 5-month-old nephew made his first court appearance in Polk County Monday.
Jeremiah Jackson, 31, is charged with second-degree murder in the infant's death. That bears a maximum sentence of life in prison without parole.
Law enforcement says Jackson has a previous criminal record spanning several states, with charges that include statutory rape and child abuse.
Jackson is being housed in the Transylvania County jail under a $200,000 secured bond.
His next court date is a probable cause hearing, set for April 15.
There is a video that describes, that Cayden's parents had gone out to dinner and when they returned Cayden was unresponsive...they are the ones that called 911.
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04-06-2015, 06:12 PM #10
The baby’s father has said that on Monday, March 30, he and the baby’s mother left their twins in Jackson’s care. When the couple returned home, they found Cayden not breathing. CPR was performed while 911 was called and emergency crews rushed the baby to St. Luke’s Hospital where he later died.
Investigators say Jackson has an extensive criminal record in several states, including a charge of statutory rape, a child abuse conviction, fraud, drug convictions and currently has a communicating threat charge pending in court.
“Anytime you see statutory rape, it’s a serious offense and especially when you see a previous child abuse,” said Det. Randall Hodge with the Polk County Sheriff’s Office on Monday. “Both of them are serious matters and that’s why we’re hoping to find out the details about those two incidents to try to put together if it’s a pattern or if it’s isolated incidents about his behavior.”
Judge Emily Cowan presiding in Monday’s preceding. Jackson heard during court the maximum penalty for second-degree murder is life in prison without parole.
04-06-2015, 08:57 PM #11What a Kerfuffle...
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Did the parents know he had a previous conviction for child abuse?
04-08-2015, 12:28 PM #12
What the h&LL is wrong with people? Why, why, why, would you leave your defenseless infant in the care of a waste of flesh with a criminal background??? Whether they knew about the previous crimes against children or not (I believe they KNEW). I swear, we need to make people take a test and get a license before allowing them to have children. Rights, my butt. Where are the rights of these babies????
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