Man pleads not guilty in murder of 18-month-old baby

Published: Oct. 4, 2022 at 1:44 PM CDT
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EVANSVILLE, Ind. (WFIE) - A man who is facing charges in connection to the death of an 18-month-old child has entered a plea of not guilty.

According to the Evansville Police Department, officers responded to Deaconess Hospital for an unresponsive child that was brought in by his mother.

Police say hospital staff attempted life-saving measures on the toddler and were unsuccessful.

The toddler’s mother told officers that she arranged for 21-year-old Tavion Cobb to watch the toddler on Monday, which he commonly does. EPD officials say on Tuesday morning, Cobb informed the mother of an incident that happened causing injury to her son, and shortly after their conversation, the child was returned to her unresponsive.

Tavion Cobb Mugshot
Tavion Cobb Mugshot(Source: Vanderburgh County Jail)

Throughout the overnight investigation, police say it was apparent that the toddler had suffered severe physical injuries while under Cobb’s care, resulting in his death.

Cobb is being held on no bond.

He has a status hearing at 10 a.m. on Oct. 18.

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