Death of Javion Drayton, 3, ruled a homicide

The death of a three-year-old boy, who was violently shaken as an infant, has been ruled a homicide by the medical examiner.

According to police, Javion Drayton, 3, was shaken and assaulted in July 2012. According to the boy’s obituary, published after his death this January, Javion was just four months old at the time of the assault. A press release from police on Wednesday night, announcing that the death is being investigated as a homicide, reported an adult male was arrested and charged with assault at the time of the initial incident but police did not release the man’s name.

Javion was admitted to the hospital after the initial incident, and again on January 21 of this year when he died.  On May 11, the cause of death was determined by the medical examiner as complications “of remote non-accidental blunt head and torso trauma,” due to the original shaking event in 2012.

It was not immediately clear if the man initially charged in 2012 will be charged with murder.


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