A former Creighton man charged in the death of his 4-month-old baby pleaded not guilty in Knox County District Court Tuesday morning.
29-year-old Edward Stephan Davis has been charged with child abuse resulting in death and manslaughter in connection with the 2021 death of his infant, Ender Davis. He plead not guilty to both counts.
On Jan. 13th of 2021, first responders were sent to a Creighton residence for reports of an infant that was unresponsive. When EMTs arrived at the scene, they started providing aid to Ender, before transporting him to a local hospital. Court documents state Ender was pronounced dead later that day at Avera Creighton Hospital.
Following Ender’s death, his body was sent to the Douglas County Morgue for an autopsy. The autopsy report discovered Ender’s body had multiple signs of abuse, and the cause of death was determined to be blunt force injury to the head, neck and torso.
After the autopsy and investigation, an arrest warrant was filed for Edward Davis on November 29th.
Davis will appear for a pretrial conference in Knox County Court on March 29th. A jury trial is set for April 18th.
Bond for Davis remains at 500, 000 dollars. He remains in the Knox County Jail.