Wednesday, February 12, 2014

Dad charged with 1st-degree murder in death of 8-week-old daughter (Portland, Tennessee)

This article is typical in that the first paragraph implies that both parents are equally responsible. In reality, that is not the case. The father is the one charged with 1st-degree murder. Though the mother is not exactly perfect, her "crime" is more along the lines of being clueless--of not feeding the baby enough and keeping a dirty house. These are "crimes" that fathers are virtually never charged with unless they are single and/or custodial--and even then, people seem to be less judgmental.

Contrary to what fathers rights people claim, mothers are held to MUCH HIGHER standards than fathers--just as we see here.

Dad is identified as ROBERT JASPER.

Sumner Co. father charged in 8-week-old baby's death

Posted: Feb 11, 2014 6:13 PM EST
Updated: Feb 11, 2014 6:19 PM EST

Posted by Kevin Young

PORTLAND, TN (WSMV) - A Sumner County couple is suspected of abusing their baby daughter, who died last month at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

Portland police investigators say medics were called Jan. 2 to a home in the 200 block of Portland Boulevard, where father Robert Jasper, 30, said his 8-week-old daughter was having trouble breathing.

The baby was transported to Sumner Regional Medical Center, where staff members noticed old bruising and swelling to the baby's eyes and face, so they called police.

The baby, named Alionna, was then transferred to Vanderbilt. Tests indicated a severe brain injury in addition to possible signs of abuse, authorities said.

Alionna died at Vanderbilt, and an autopsy revealed head and spinal cord trauma.

In previous interviews, Jasper told detectives he didn't know what happened to Alionna, but he later allegedly said he had a dream that the baby was not breathing, so he shook the baby to get her to breathe.

Police said the baby appeared malnourished and small for her age, and the family's home was dirty and unkempt. Jasper is charged with first-degree murder, aggravated child abuse and child abuse/neglect.

Jenny Gregory, 24, is charged with child abuse/neglect.