URBANA, Ill. (WCCU) — A Champaign father was charged with the murder of his four-month-old son Friday.
Jaytwon Mobley is facing aggravated battery to a child, involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment after allegedly causing a serious head injury to Kendall Mobley-Spicer.
The baby died Jan. 20, two days after arriving at the hospital. The incident happened in the 1000 block of Bradley Avenue.
The 20-year-old father was seen visibly shaken as the judge read the charges in court. The mother of the baby was also in the room, holding back tears.
It's still not clear how the baby died, but we do know the mom was not home at the time.
"It's alleged you failed to properly provide medical assistance after Kendall Mobley-Spicer sustained injuries under your care,” said Judge John R. Kennedy to Mobley through video camera.
The father doesn't have any previous convictions, according to court document.
If found guilty, Mobley could face a mandatory sentence of six to 30 years in prison for aggravated battery to a child.
He is due back here at the courthouse in two weeks.