Man Charged with Beating Infant

Published 04/11 2012 12:56PM

Updated 04/11 2012 05:40PM

Update: 12:51 pm, Wednesday, April 11
    A man is charged with aggravated battery to a child. Police say he beat his 2-month old son. Demarco Elbert was arrested Saturday. Police say family found the baby unresponsive in Elbert's home.
    He was airlifted to a Peoria hospital and remains in critical condition. Elbert's being held at Sangamon County Jail. He faces five years in prison.

Original: 4:26 pm, Tuesday, April 10
SPRINGFIELD -- A man is in jail for allegedly beating his 2-month old son nearly to death. 20-year old Demarco Elbert was arrested Saturday. Police say his family reported finding the two-month old severely beaten.
    They rushed him to a hospital, and was airlifted to a hospital in Peoria. The infant is in critical condition. Elbert is expected in court Wednesday.

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