Jury selection begins in trial of Newton man accused in 2013 death of infant

JASPER - Jury selection in the trial of a Newton man charged in the death of his girlfriend's baby starts Monday in Jasper.

Justin Havard, 26, is charged with murder in the November 2013 death of four month-old  Rylan McDaniel.

12News Reporter Rhyan Henson is live tweeting from the court room today

Havard, who was babysitting the infant and his 4 year-old sister at Myrtis Village Apartments in Jasper, called 911 saying the baby was choking according to 12News archives.

The infant's mother, Samantha Lynn McDaniel, was at work at the time.

McDaniel was taken to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston where he died the next day.

An Autopsy said the four month-old died from blunt force trauma.

Havard is also under indictment in Kirbyville on an unrelated sexual assault of a child from 2013.

(© 2016 KBMT)


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