Medical examiner: Baby died from multiple incidents of blunt force trauma

A Brevard Grand Jury indicted Edrick Davis, 25, on one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm in connection with the death of infant Edrick Davis Jr. in Melbourne.

BREVARD COUNTY, FLORIDA – A Brevard Grand Jury has indicted Edrick Davis, 25, on one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated child abuse with great bodily harm in connection with the death of infant Edrick Davis Jr. in Melbourne.

On June 10, 2024, Melbourne Police responded to a 911 call about a baby not breathing at a home on Mount Carmel Lane. When paramedics arrived, they found 6-week-old Davis Jr. unresponsive and transported him to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

The Brevard medical examiner later ruled the death a homicide due to multiple incidents of blunt force trauma.

A subsequent investigation determined that Davis Jr. had suffered his fatal injuries while in the sole care and custody of his father, Edrick Davis, and evidence of previous healing wounds indicated that this was not the only incident of abuse during the boy’s short life.

An arrest warrant was issued and Davis was taken into custody on June 20 and held without bond at the Brevard County Jail.

The grand jury heard testimony from a Melbourne police criminal investigator and the Brevard County associate medical examiner.

No trial date has been set in this case.