In a disturbing case in New York, a 25-year-old woman, Tiara Allen, has been indicted for allegedly causing fatal injuries to her boyfriend’s baby during a diaper change.
The incident occurred on July 7, when Allen, reportedly frustrated with the infant’s fussiness, violently shook him, leading to severe brain damage. The baby, who suffered a damaged blood vessel in his brain, passed away in August. Allen faces multiple charges, including murder, for her actions that day. According to court documents, Allen attempted to calm the baby with a pacifier and bottle before losing her temper.
Allen, in her statement, admitted to her role in causing the infant’s injuries. Following her unsuccessful attempts to soothe him, she allegedly changed his diaper roughly, pushing his legs up forcefully. She then realized the baby was limp and sought help, but to no avail.
Allen expressed regret for not walking away from the situation, acknowledging the challenges of dealing with a fussy infant. A subsequent call to the home led to the discovery of blood flowing from the baby’s nose, further intensifying Allen’s fear and concern about the consequences of her actions.
Allen has pleaded not guilty to the charges and is scheduled to appear in court on January 8. This case has drawn attention to the grave consequences of mishandling infants and the critical need for self-control and proper care in such situations. In a related incident, a Florida man, Charles Ivy, was charged with first-degree murder and arson in a separate case involving the death of an infant and the severe injury of the mother and two other children. Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young remarked on the heinous nature of the crime, underscoring the tragic impact of such acts on families and communities.
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