Sunday, 25 June 2017
Father beats his toddler daughter to death after her mother refused to abort her
A 16-month-old baby girl, Nylah Lewis has died of horrific injuries sustained after she was allegedly beaten by her father during a Father's Day visit. She lost her five-day fight for her life on Friday after she was found unconscious and unresponsive at her 18-year-old father, Shaquan Taylor's apartment on Sunday.
Taylor was arrested for allegedly beating his daughter until she slipped into a coma. Nylah suffered two skull fractures, a brain bleed and bruising on her legs and other parts of her body.
She also appeared to have suffered brain damage from lack of oxygen from being choked or by some other means, according to NBC. Taylor allegedly injured the toddler after her mom, Tammy Lewis - who was formerly in a relationship with Taylor - dropped her off at his home, so they could spend time together for Father's Day. Lewis left the pair alone and came back to find her daughter covered in bruises and gasping for air, police said.
'He said that about a year ago he was going to hit the baby if she brought her around,' Christine Munford, Nylaha's aunt, told the New York Daily News.
'And Sunday he threatened her and said he was going to punch her in the face when she got there. And then obviously that happened.'
During that tragic afternoon, Taylor messaged Lewis on Facebook to tell her she needed to come to the apartment to take their daughter.
Lewis immediately picked up her daughter and ran out of the apartment upon seeing her face up on the couch struggling to breathe. But Taylor ran after her, and allegedly knocked her to the ground, leaving the defenseless mother in the apartment lobby unconscious.
The disgraced father then picked the baby up and gave it to a friend who called the ambulance, which then rushed her to Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn.
When authorities questioned Taylor, he claimed the baby was injured because she had fallen off the bed, but doctors confirmed that Nylaha's bruises did not come from a fall.
According to a series of Facebook posts, Taylor told Lewis that he wanted her to get an abortion when she was pregnant.
'Feel mad disrespected,' Taylor wrote in a Facebook post in February 2016 around the time his daughter Nylah Lewis was born.
'Told that lil b***h to get abortion (and) she tells me she is but still keep it. Exactly why I hate that lil b***h.'
Taylor often ranted about the girl's mother.
'I didn't even want to have a baby by her (and) it's sad to say, but f*** it, s*** happens,' he wrote in February 2016.
'Please don't ask who Nylah's moms is nor do I still f*** with her cause NO,' he wrote. 'Just f***ed (that) hotty a**, that's it.'
Taylor was charged on Monday with felony assault for beating both Lewis and her child.
The Brooklyn district attorney's office says it will look to upgrade charges against Taylor.
Source: Daily Mail