A 20-year-old East Naples man is facing a murder charge after Collier County sheriff’s investigators say he fractured his 3-month-old son’s skull in January, which ended up killing the boy a week later.
was arrested Wednesday in Fort Lauderdale on a warrant. He was booked into the Broward County Jail, and charged with second-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
Authorities were called to Sejour’s apartment around 2 p.m. on Jan. 23 in reference to a sick or injured baby who was not breathing, according to a Sheriff’s Office incident report. When deputies entered the apartment, they found 3-month-old Elijah Kye Eliazar
on his back on the bedroom floor.
The boy was transported to Physicians Regional Hospital, where staff members regained a pulse and placed him on mechanical ventilation, reports said. He died on Jan. 31.
“There were some red flags that indicated that there was some non-accidental trauma to his body
,” said Sgt. Jason Wrobleski of the Sheriff’s Office’s Major Crimes Bureau.
Sejour told investigators that he fed Elijah milk, and then the boy went to sleep. Elijah then had a “nasty cough,” according to reports.
Sejour told investigators that when he picked Elijah up, the boy gasped for breath before his body became stiff and he clenched his fists
. Sejour performed cardiopulmonary resuscitation for about five minutes before medics arrived, reports said.
“There were questions immediately of what the dad’s account was,” Wrobleski said. “It didn’t seem to be accurate at that point.”
Collier County medical examiner’s reports later determined that Eliazar died of brain injuries stemming from a non-accidental skull fracture and related bleeding
, the Sheriff’s Office reported. Attempts to obtain a copy of the autopsy report were unsuccessful Wednesday, because it “has not been finalized,” the medical examiner’s office reported.
Sejour was the only person home with Elijah when he stopped breathing, Wrobleski said...
Investigators learned that Sejour left Naples
and was possibly staying with family in Broward County. He was located in Fort Lauderdale on Wednesday with the assistance of the Sheriff’s Office’s Fugitive Warrants Bureau and the U.S. Marshal’s Office.