The mother of a 4-month-old baby boy who was beaten to death is heartbroken after her boyfriend killed the baby girl because she stopped her video games while crying. The suspect was initially charged with attempted murder and assault, but could now face more charges after the girl’s death.
The suspect, identified as 23-year-old Rice, was arrested last month for beating a 4-month-old baby so badly that he sustained serious injuries and was taken to hospital for treatment. The incident happened at the mother’s house on June 21.
“She took the life of an innocent child for no reason,” said her mother, Kemp, 24, who met Price last November through an dating site. “The only reason he said that [police] was that she wouldn’t stop crying … She also apologized to me. I told him, “I honestly don’t know that.”
According to the incident report, Kemp left his daughter at his New York home after noon with Price. She returned home at about 11 pm and the baby was already asleep in her bed.
The next morning Kemp was worried that the newborn girl had not yet woken up and he tried to wake her up at 10:30 in the morning, but to no avail. Kemp added that the baby looked lifeless and unconscious.
“I actually tried to wake him up,” Kemp said. “I poured water on his face and ran it over his head, you know? Just do what you can to wake a person up. ”
According to Kemp, the suspect had previously watched the girl twice without incident before leaving her near Price to pay the fine and obtain a kindergarten certificate for her 6-year-old son. She is also the mother of a 1-year-old child.
The next day, Kemp and her boyfriend took the girl to the hospital. As soon as the medical examination was completed, doctors diagnosed the child with a brain injury, skull fracture and internal bleeding.
“The only thing he told me was that he didn’t feel like he was hurting her so much.” he said Camp. But the suspect never really explained to his mother what had happened that evening.
Initially, Price told police that the child was lying on his side when the video games started and he shook the child up and down in order to calm the child down when he started to cry. However, he later admitted that he threw the crying baby on the wall and hit a video game controller on the child’s head. The reason, he added, was the fact that the crying baby bothered him while playing video games.
The infant was kept in the hospital for treatment. Unfortunately, she succumbed to her injuries on July 1stst, just a few days after the incident.
Price, who was originally charged with attempted murder and assault, can now face murder charges.
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