The Alameda County Sheriff’s Department announced Friday that the father of a six-month old boy who died from head trauma in late July has been arrested on murder and child abuse charges.
According to the press release issued by the department, deputies responded to a July 29th call on the 2400 block of Buena Vista Avenue in unincorporated Livermore reporting an unresponsive infant. The six-month-old baby boy was transported to ValleyCare Medical Center in Pleasanton.
The infant was transferred to the University of California San Francisco Medical Center based on the extent of the internal head injuries. The child was placed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.
Doctors notified law enforcement officials that the baby had suffered from non-accidental head trauma. The child was pronounced dead on August 1.
"According to the coroner, the baby suffered some very significant traumatic injuries including detached retinas, broken ribs and a broken femur,” said Alameda County Sheriff’s spokesman Sgt. J.D. Nelson. “We believe (the injuries) were partially due to being shaken and some blunt force trauma.”
As a result of the investigation, Sheriff’s investigators determined, 26-year-old Livermore resident Robert Daily III, the father of the child, was responsible for the trauma. The criminal case was submitted to the Alameda County District Attorney’s Office, who charged Robert Daily III with murder and one count child abuse causing death.
Daily was arrested on Thursday by the Livermore Police Department on the 2100 block of Paseo Laguna Seco. Daily attempted to evade police as they approached the vehicle he was hiding in, but ultimately surrendered and was safely taken into custody after a brief chase.
Daily is currently in custody at Santa Rita Jail being held without bond.
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