Daemon reportedly died in 2019. At the time of his death, the infant was in the care of Holly’s former boyfriend and the victim’s father, Calib Scott. The infant wouldn’t stop crying, so prosecutors said Scott hit the victim repeatedly and dropped him on the floor to try to make the crying stop, WKMG-TV reports.
First responders reportedly found the infant unresponsive and dehydrated. Daemon was transported to the hospital and later pronounced dead, according to WKMG.
Daemon’s mother was reportedly interviewed by police in June 2019 and said a box fan accidentally fell on Daemon’s face. Holly also said she didn’t know about the cigarette burn and didn’t think Daemon’s injuries were severe, WKMG reports.
Scott was eventually found guilty of first-degree murder in April 2021, the Attorney’s Office said.
Authorities determined that Holly failed to protect Daemon and report the abuse inflicted by her former boyfriend.
On Aug. 12, the Attorney’s Office announced that Holly pleaded no contest to neglect of a child causing great bodily harm, failure to report child abuse/neglect, and culpable negligence expose injury. She was sentenced to 12 years in state prison and was ordered to probation with inpatient treatment following her imprisonment.