A 16-month-old baby girl has passed away from gruesome injuries she suffered after being allegedly beaten by her father during a Father’s Day visit.
Nylah Lewis had been in critical condition since last Sunday, hospitalized with two major skull fractures and bruising on her face and legs. Her father, 19-year-old Shaquan Taylor, is accused of attacking the infant at an apartment in the Coney Island section of Brooklyn, New York.
Authorities are claiming that Taylor was watching his daughter when the girl’s mother arrived and noticed Nylah was struggling to breathe while sleeping and had bruises on her face.
The mother then tried to leave the apartment with her young child, but was stopped by Taylor and subsequently punched in the face. A friend later escaped with Nylah as Taylor continued to assault the mother of his child.
Shaquan Taylor was arrested Sunday (June 18) and was indicted on first-degree assault charges. Prosecutors are reportedly seeking to upgrade those charges since the baby passed away.
A judge has issued an order of protection against Taylor on behalf of Lewis, according to the Daily News.
See a local news package of what went down prior to Nylah Lewis passing away below.
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