Coroner's Office to present autopsy findings in boy's death _lowres

Advocate staff photo by TRAVIS SPRADLING -- Baton Rouge Police Det. Cpl Derek Evans, left, and Det. Cpl. Scott Hodgins, right, escort Vernell Day, 36, outside the East Baton Rouge Parish Violent Crime Unit at State Police Headquarters Tuesday afternoon, to take him to EBR Parish Prison. Day, of 1424 N.48th St., was arrested on counts of Attempted 1st Degree Murder and Felon in Possession of a Firearm. Police say he physically abused his five-year-old year old child, who died from his injuries Wednesday night. Day is being charged with first-degree murder in the case.

Jay’v’une Bergin, the 5-year-old hospitalized with injuries suffered during an alleged beating by his father, died Wednesday night, according to a statement issued by Cpl Don Coppola Jr. of the Baton Rouge Police Department.

His father, Vernell Day, will be booked with first-degree murder in the case, the statement said.