published Friday, August 9th, 2013

Munford man arrested for brutalizing, killing infant, TBI says

The autopsy revealed that the child suffered brain and spinal hemorrhaging as well as multiple rib fractures. He had bruises and cuts to his ear, his scalp and his neck. He was just 19 days old.

Zayne Hunter DeMeza died on Dec. 6, 2012, at Baptist Memorial Hospital in Covington. On Friday, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation arrested the boy’s stepfather in his death.

Munford resident Bryan DeMeza, 21, has been charged with one count of first-degree murder and one count of aggravated child abuse. He is being held in the Tipton County Jail without bond.

Read more at The Commercial Appeal.

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