Father of dead 11-month-old: "I'm devastated."

SOUTH BEND, Ind. --- The disturbing events of Saturday night's child abuse case have troubled many across Michiana. But now, the father of the two children Nyesha Crockett harmed is speaking out.

"I'm devastated," Micahyah Greer, the father of Micahyah and Alaiyah Crockett said. "For him to be gone, it feels like a movie. I don't believe it. I've lost a lot of friends and family but I never thought I'd see a day where I'd bury my own child."

Results from the autopsy on Micahyah Crockett came out today and Deputy Coroner Chuck Hurley says the child died of "brain swelling due to lack of oxygen." He says he found this consistent with what Nyesha Crockett told police about smothering Micahyah.

Greer is struggling with why this happened.

"It's pain, you can't describe it but you can feel it," Greer said. "I don't know, it's like my world came crashing down. My heart is shattered."

Earlier on Saturday, Greer was playing with Micahyah, well before he was taken to the hospital.

"I took my son for a walk in his stroller and he was just smiling and laughing and playing with everybody," Greer said. "He was a joyful baby, he was lovable and everybody liked him. He was so full of joy and happiness."

Nyesha Crockett faces four felony chargers stemming from Saturday's incident and also a previous occasion on Feb. 1, 2014 where she admitted to police she strangled her other child, then 14-month-old Alaiyah. She could face up to 88 years in prison for these charges.

"My mom took me to the hospital and I had a feeling what was going on," Greer said. "But when she told me, my whole world just stopped. It felt like everything just paused. Right now, I just want to know why. That's all I want to know."

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