After the death of his two-month-old son, the father of the baby boy has been charged with child abuse resulting in serious bodily injury and fatality in connection with the son's severe head injuries, according to the Dastardly Dads website. The site reports that police received a call from the boy's home on August 10th informing them that the baby was not breathing. Upon investigation and an autopsy report, authorities have stated that the death most likely resulted from abusive head trauma (shaken baby syndrome). The father, Brandon Vaughn Yancey, was arrested.
Wrongful death from shaken baby syndrome is something no child should have to suffer, and no caregiver or family member should have to live with the burden that a child’s fatal injuries may have been prevented. As an advocate for families who have lost children due to shaken baby syndrome and other cases of injury or abuse, Chris Keane is familiar with the indescribable pain and suffering experienced after tragedy, and he expresses his deepest sympathies to the family of the young victim in this incident. For free resources, information, and answers to any questions regarding wrongful death or shaken baby syndrome, feel free to contact Chris Keane online or by phone at 1-888-592-KIDS.
Arvada man charged in the death of his infant son