A 19-year-old Brooklyn father who was accused of beating his 16-month-old daughter into a coma has made troubling Facebook rants about wanting the mother to get an abortion, reported New York Daily News.
Shaquan Taylor posted in February 2016 and suggested he never wanted baby Nylah’s mother to have the child.
“Feel mad disrespected,” wrote Taylor. “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’s post was made very close to the time Tammy Lewis gave birth to Nylah. He continued to speak ill of Lewis and suggested he no longer wanted a relationship with her.
“I didn’t even want to have a baby by her [and] it’s sad to say, but f**k it, s***t happens,” he wrote. “Please don’t ask who Nylah’s moms is nor do I still f**k with her cause NO. Just f**ked [her] thotty a**, that’s it.”
Both Taylor and Lewis would post hurtful things about the other on Facebook, and the situation reportedly reached a climax on Father’s Day, when Taylor was left alone with Nylah. While they were together, Lewis received a Facebook message telling her there was a problem with Nylah and she needed to come to Taylor’s Coney Island apartment.
When Lewis arrived, she found her daughter gasping for air on the floor. She immediately grabbed Nylah and attempted to leave the building. Taylor then caught up with Lewis in the lobby, where he knocked her out with a punch to the face, said police.
An EMS crew arrived and took Nylah to Maimonides Medical Center, while Taylor continued to chase and beat Tammy Lewis. At the hospital, Nylah was in critical condition with multiple skull fractures, bleeding of the brain and a black eye. She also needed a blood transfusion.
When questioned about Nylah’s condition, Taylor denied beating his daughter and claimed she fell off the bed and then said she fell off the toilet. However, investigators said none of the girl’s injuries are consistent with a fall.
Taylor remained held on $250,000 bail on Tuesday and was charged with felony assault and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17. He was also charged with beating Lewis.
(Photo: Shaquan Taylor via Facebook)