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Homicide Detectives Arrest Rehoboth Man for Alleged Death of Child

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Police say Zhaden and his twin brother were in the care of their father, Sidney Davis, from Friday night into Saturday morning while the mother of the children was away Police say Zhaden and his twin brother were in the care of their father, Sidney Davis, from Friday night into Saturday morning while the mother of the children was away

Delaware State Police have arrested a 21-year old Rehoboth man in the death of one of his young twin sons.

The investigation began on Saturday, May 10 after Sidney G. Davis III, 21 of Rehoboth, called 9-1-1 around 11:30am to report his 3 month old son was not breathing and unresponsive.

Paramedics and EMS transported Zhaden Davis from a room at the Sea Esta Motel #4, located at 20902 Coastal Highway in Rehoboth, to Beebe Medical Center where they were able to establish a heartbeat.

A police investigation revealed Zhaden had suffered a traumatic brain bleed which likely caused him to become unconscious. The child was then flown to A.I. DuPont Hospital where he was listed in critical condition and placed in the Pediatric Intensive Care Unit.

On Sunday May 11, Zhaden Davis was pronounced dead and an autopsy was performed by the Office of the Chief Medical Examiner who ruled the cause and manner of the death to be a homicide due to head trauma.

On Tuesday May 13th, Sidney Davis was brought into Troop 4 in Georgetown by family members where he was interviewed by homicide detectives.

Police say Zhaden and his twin brother were in the care of their father, Sidney Davis, from Friday night into Saturday morning while the mother of the children was away.

At one point on Friday night, Zhaden had become upset and was crying when Sidney began shaking the child in an attempt to quiet the infant.

The same situation occurred on Saturday morning just after the mother of the twins visited them in the room before leaving for work. Soon after the second incident Davis contacted the Sussex County Emergency Operations Center (9-1-1) to report the medical emergency.

Sidney Davis was arraigned at JP2 on the charge of Murder by Neglect or Abuse 1st and committed to Sussex Correctional Institution on $100,000.00 cash bond.

The other male twin was uninjured during these incidents and is in the care of his mother.

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