Man to Face Charges in Death of His 5-month-old Girl

By: Aaron Luna Email
By: Aaron Luna Email

Three months after the death of a 5-month-old Delta girl her father is brought to court to face charges. 20–year–old Daven Beck is facing charges of first degree murder and abuse resulting in death.

It was on December 22nd when Daven Beck took his five–month–old baby girl, Cady, to the doctor's office. When nurses saw the baby they immediately sent her to the emergency room. One day later the baby was dead with what doctors said was blunt trauma to the head and neck.

Jennifer Hahn plays with her daughter Autumn in the front of their house on B street in delta. Right next door to where Davon Beck used to live. Hahn says, "You know we are a pretty quiet street we don't really... nothing like this ever happens."

On Tuesday her former neighbor, Daven Beck was arrested on charges of first degree murder and child abuse resulting in death. Police say he killed his daughter Cady.

Hahn says, "There was a lot of screaming going on all the time and fighting, he's just a young kid trying to take care of a family and I don't think it was working out to well."

According to an arrest affidavit Beck was home alone with Cady the day he took her to the hospital. At the hospital Beck's dad told police "Daven has some anger issues." He also told police if they didn't do something about his granddaughters abuse he would.

Doctors performed a CAT scan on Cady where they found bleeding in the brain, she was flown to Children's Hospital in Aurora. Later the next day Cady was taken off life support and died.

"This little innocent baby is gone now because someone couldn't control their anger," says Hahn. Hahn says Cady's mother Desiree tried to do the best she could after her babies death. "Desiree though she did good she kept trying to smile and be happy and just go about life the way she should but I don't think I would been near as strong as she."

Beck posted his $150,000 bond says Hahn with help from his parents and church. In the arrest affidavit Beck says he wasn't sure how the baby was injured and offered several excuses including that she fell and hit her head in the bath tub. Now it will be up to the courts to decide. Hahn says, "I'm sure he's regretting it. I hope he is. I can't say that I hope this doesn't haunt him for the rest of his life."

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