Air Force sergeant sentenced for ‘savage’ beating of his infant daughter

Photos of Caleb Humphrey and Natasha Beyer
Photos of Caleb Humphrey and Natasha Beyer(Hawaii News Now/file)
Published: Feb. 20, 2020 at 6:53 AM HST
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HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) - A Kapolei Air Force sergeant has been sentenced to three years behind bars after being convicted “savagely” beating his infant daughter in 2017.

In a court martial, Air Force Sgt. Caleb Humphrey was convicted of child endangerment and aggravated assault. Prosecutors said he “savagely” beat his 7-day-old daughter in 2017, causing her to suffer seizures and permanent brain damage.

She also suffered multiple broken bones, including a fractured skull. Prosecutors said Humphrey waited two days before taking her to a hospital.

The girl is now on the mainland in foster care.

In addition to three years of confinement, Humphrey will forfeit all pay and be dishonorably discharged from the military.

The case of baby Avaline triggered authorities to also look into the suspicious death of her brother, 5-week-old Grayson Beyer, who died in 2016 after suffering similar injuries.

In documents, military investigators suggested that Humphrey and his wife, Natasha Beyer, were financially strapped and wanted insurance money. But the couple denied having financial problems.

Beyer faces court-martial next month.

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