Father who struck his 2-month-old baby in head for crying gets 25 years in prison for crime

Published 9:28 pm Thursday, May 7, 2020

A Mississippi man will spend 25 years in prison after admitting he struck his 2-month-old child in the head — twice — because the child wouldn’t stop crying.

Buddy Randall Cox, 23, of Gulfport was sentenced this week, WLOX-TV reported.

Cox had previously pleaded guilty to felony child abuse in the case.

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The crime occurred in 2018 and was first identified after paramedics will called when the baby stopped breathing. Physicians called the police after realizing the child had suffered from a brain bleed.

The TV station reported that Cox apologized before the court and said he was high on meth and marijuana when he committed the crime.