Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Dad indicted for murder in death of 1 1/2-year-old daughter (Beaumont, Texas)

It's not terribly clear, but it doesn't sound like the mother and father lived in the same household. Whether Mom left the baby with Dad as part of a court-ordered visitation arrangement or just as a "babysitter" while she worked or ran errands is also not clarified. In some ways it doesn't matter, as moms are under increasing pressure to "involve" the sperm donors of their offspring in child care, no matter how violent, drug-addicted, or just plain nuts they are.

What is clear is that once again we have a violent daddy who couldn't even manage for a few hours without bashing a baby to death--no doubt because the @$$hole was "frustrated" over some stupid little thing. Notice that the @$$hole didn't even bother to call 911. Mom had to do that after she came to get the baby.

Dad is identified as SHAQUILLE LERON RAWLINS.


Man indicted on murder charge in death of toddler

Posted: May 08, 2014 5:09 PM EDT

A Beaumont man charged in the death of a toddler has been indicted on one count of murder.

Last September, Shari Pulliam with Family and Protective Services told 12News that a toddler who Beaumont police say was severely injured by her father died at Texas Children's Hospital. The child died Sept. 12, 2012.

The child's father, identified as Shaquille Leron Rawlins, 21, of Beaumont, was already indicted in the case. In December a Jefferson County Grand Jury handed up one count of injury to a child. The charge is a second-degree felony.

According to police, the child's mother left the baby with Rawlins at a home in the 4500 block of Buffalo Avenue in the city's north end.

When she returned, she couldn't wake her baby. "When we arrived, she told us the father had left while she was calling 9-1-1. He returned while we were at the scene. He came to the station and gave a statement," said Sgt. Rob Flores shortly after the incident.

That statement was enough for police to arrest Rawlins.

The toddler, just 1 1/2 years old, was rushed to Christus Hospital Saint Elizabeth and then quickly sent to Texas Children's Hospital in Houston where she died.

According to 12News file stories, doctors in the emergency room confirmed the baby had multiple skull fractures and multiple abrasions to her body.

According to a Jefferson County jail employee, Rawlins remains held on $250,000 in bonds.