Man sent to prison for baby’s death

Jeffrey Resor is going to prison for his role in the shaking death of a baby.
Scott Seitz
Oct 18, 2010

Jeffrey Resor is going to prison for his role in the shaking death of a baby.

Resor, 28, of 72 Townsend Ave., Norwalk, was sentencing to four years this morning in Huron County Common Pleas Court. However, Resor received credit for the 506 days behind bars he has already served, and he could be released in six months.

Resor was accused of fatally shaking 10-month-old son, Donavan Lykins, the infant son of his then-girlfriend Gwen M. Herber, while baby-sitting Feb. 24, 2007. The boy died at Akron Children's Hospital of injuries associated with shaken baby syndrome.

Look for the full story in Tuesday’s Reflector.

Comments

jdsmp1

I Feel bad for Mr Resor and is family today! I think this was just another witch hunt and the wronge person going to jail today.

mommaofboyz

I AGREE!! I feel that they should have done some more investigating of the mother....I've known Jeff for a long time, I could NEVER see him doing this to a child. He is a good person and I think she was doing it the the entire time and it got blamed on him because he was caring for the child at the time....Jeff you are in my thoughts and prayers! One day the system will finally realize what they did wrong...

sassy_girl

I want to know how someone gets away with 4 years in prison for killing an innocent child. What has this world come to when it's acceptable to only serve 4 years???

JRasnick1983

Before everyone starts to bad mouth Jeff Resor they should stop and think. I have known Jeff for at least 10 years and I know that Jeff is not capable of hurting any child. I just recently had a baby and she is 8 weeks old and I trust Jeff to watch her anytime!!!! Jeff is a good guy and he doesnt deserve what he got not only Jeff but his family, one day the truth will come out and the mother of that baby will get what she deserves!!!!! To the Resor and Blystone family I Love ALL of u and I am here for u no matter what u are all in my prayers!!! Jeff keep ur head held high and this will all be over with sooner than u know it I love you!!!!!

HolmesSPH

I've known Jeff for over 15 years... Not sure what went on that night, but I have doubts that it could be Jeff.. I have a hard time believing he would even hurt a junior high boy coming at him with a weapon haha no less a baby!!!

Sassy

...so a baby's life is worth four years...

E.Cartman

Just going by what is in this article.............let's do the math. He gets credit for 506 days already served. That's less than a year and a half. It also says he could be out in six months. So, he could end up serving less than two years total for taking a childs life. What a wonderful justice system we have here. I do feel bad for all the families involved here. This is a horrible thing for all of them.

Snoozer

Well i think theres alot more to the story E.cartman, There was a hung jury the first time around. so im sure they made a plea bargain instead of takeing it back to the box.
Im not defending this person just wish we had all the facts...

swiss family

personally, I feel that he is responsible for this young innocent child's brutal death. I, for one, am glad that he is spending some time in prison. It is at times like this though, that I wish that there were no protective cell doors, locking in the criminal and locking out all of the other prisoners who might want to get into his cell.. I think we need to rethink these locking cells.. prison is supposed to be almost like "hell" and locking them safely away from the others at night seems to me to be safely "tucking them in" at night for a good nights rest.. I believe that someone like this who kills a child should never have a good nights rest ever again. and if there was the threat that another inmate might come into your cell to dole out what they perceive to be justice,, criminals like this would have to learn to sleep with one eye opened... I do think that 4 years for the torture and eventual death of such an innocent child is shameful, but I also believe that knowing the way that the other convicts feel about guys that hurt and kill children, I think that one month imprisonment with the possibility of other convinces giving out their idea of justice, might just feel like a lifetime.

swiss family

to all the people who say that they have known him for a long time, and there is "no way" he could have done something so heinous.... sadly we see this everyday.. not just with him, but think of how many times we have heard , quotes from the "neighbor" or "friend" on the news, after someone is revealed as being the molester, or stalker, or kidnapper etc, and they say "wow, I can't believe it.. he seemed so nice and normal" fortunately, or maybe in this case, people have many, many sides to themselves. look at the clean cut politicians that are all dressed in the Sunday best, and they are caught in some criminal act, and everyone is shocked..this happens every day, everywhere,, and after being exposed to it so much you would want to believe that sooner or later people would wise up, and just as we, ourselves go through stages or minutes of rage, either road producing or because we are overloaded, and we see ourselves lash out at someone and realize that it seems totally against our character... we need to accept that others go through exactly what we experience as well..it is true, sometimes seemingly nice and ordinary people are capable of doing gruesome and totally unexpected things in the right or wrong instance and frame of mind.

E.Cartman

I completely agree on this swiss. Anyone who truely knows Jeff also knows of his explosive temper. He doesn't know when to "let it go" or when to keep his mouth shut. If you doubt me, just ask anyone who plays ball at Baines Park. They all have seen his "other" side.

JRasnick1983

Yeah Jeff has a temper when it comes to softball but Jeff would never hurt a child. Until u know what went on that night u shouldnt judge Jeff because how he is a baines park.

swiss family

to all the people who say that they have known him for a long time, and there is "no way" he could have done something so heinous.... sadly we see this everyday.. not just with him, but think of how many times we have heard , quotes from the "neighbor" or "friend" on the news, after someone is revealed as being the molester, or stalker, or kidnapper etc, and they say "wow, I can't believe it.. he seemed so nice and normal" fortunately, or maybe in this case, people have many, many sides to themselves. look at the clean cut politicians that are all dressed in the Sunday best, and they are caught in some criminal act, and everyone is shocked..this happens every day, everywhere,, and after being exposed to it so much you would want to believe that sooner or later people would wise up, and just as we, ourselves go through stages or minutes of rage, either road producing or because we are overloaded, and we see ourselves lash out at someone and realize that it seems totally against our character... we need to accept that others go through exactly what we experience as well..it is true, sometimes seemingly nice and ordinary people are capable of doing gruesome and totally unexpected things in the right or wrong instance and frame of mind.

Snoozer

Kind of like stealing lunch money but in a different sort of way.

jdsmp1

Just wondering if any one here went to the first trial? If anyone listened to the experts that both sides had? Was the child sick before the death?

JRasnick1983

Yes I was at the first trial and the specialist found that the baby was very ill since birth. He was bleeding behind the eyes and blood was sitting on his brain. He was in and out of the ER all the time.

swiss family

so what are you implying????? the baby was sick since birth?? he had blood behind his eyes?? and blood was sitting on his brain?? are you trying to say that the baby have a physical defect?? or is it more likely that there were signs of possible abuse all through the young child's short life, because both bleeding behind the eyes and on the brain are often symptoms of physical abuse .. and possibly being shaken before the time when the child died!!! I doubt seriously if a month or a baby of a few months was capable of shaking himself so violently....Jeff is exactly where he needs to be..I can only hope that real justice takes place in prison for him.

jdsmp1

All I asked was questions! It comes across you want to attack people on this matter. All I had was questions. I dont understand the commit about how you wish this man real justice in jail. Unless you are wanting harm done to him, because that is how its coming across. You have a good night!

JRasnick1983

well if thats the case then the mother was abusing the baby because Jeff and her were not together for very long!!!!! And if u dont know the story and u werent at the trials then keep ur comments to urself Thank you and have a good nite!!!!!!!!!

lindylee77

hey swiss, why dont you keep all your stupid comments to yourself. you always comment on these articles and know nothing about the people involved. and you hear way too many war stories about prison. you always bad moth sex offenders also, why is that? were you a sex crime victim at one time? you dont know jeff resor so why even say anything?

UR8UP2

He's exactly where he needs to be, to bad he got off easy...!