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*A Texas mother has been sentenced to life in prison for killing her own baby out of vengeance because the child’s father no longer wanted to be in a relationship with her.
As Law & Crime reports, a Harris County judge ordered Tradezsha Trenay Bibbs, 29, to spend the rest of her days imprisoned for the brutal beating of 4-month-old Brielle Robinson. Prosecutors argued during the week-long trial that Bibbs killed her daughter “because the baby’s father no longer wanted a relationship” with her, according to a press release from the Harris County District Attorney’s Office.
“Our office stands up for all victims, but a baby is the most innocent of victims,” District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement. “We believed that a life sentence was appropriate for this brutal murder and a Harris County jury agreed.”
According to investigators who interviewed Bibbs, she allegedly told them she was struggling with postpartum depression before she killed her baby. She checked into a hotel two days before her daughter’s death on April 16, 2016, and “started to not care about the child’s wellbeing,” per the affidavit.
Texas mom beat infant to death ‘out of vengeance’ because the father ‘no longer wanted a relationship’
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“The defendant further stated that whenever the child started to cry, she picked her up by the arms and dropped her on the bed, causing her to bounce off the bed and land onto the hard floor,” the document states, per Law & Crime. “[Bibbs] stated that she did this two to three times and whenever the child would start crying, she began to ‘pop’ the child in the face. [Bibbs] stated that she also punched the child in the ribs and in the chest repeatedly until she stopped crying. [Bibbs] stated that each time the child would cry after the initial beating, she would continue to ‘pop’ the child in her face, chest, and ribs”
Bibbs called 911 after the baby stopped breathing, per the document.
Investigators believe she killed her daughter “out of vengeance against the child’s father,” court documents state.
“Bibbs deserved a life sentence for what she did to her child,” said Assistant District Attorney Keaton Forcht. “She beat her countless times and seemed to care about as much about the death of her daughter as she did about the life of her daughter.”
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