Quantcast

Police Horrified When They Discover What Parents Did To 2-Year-Old

A couple has been arrested and charged after police discovered what happened to their two-year-old girl. The couple initially told police conflicting stories. The mother blamed the girl's injuries on an accidental fall, but autopsy reports show the toddler had multiple injuries in various stages of healing when she died.

Keinosha Taper, the 20-year-old mother of the little girl, called emergency services on June 24 about her daughter Amelia. The Memphis Fire Department responded to the call and rushed the toddler to the hospital. Amelia was in critical condition upon arriving at the hospital and pronounced dead a short while later.

The mother told investigators that she and her boyfriend, 27-year-old Gregory Ford, were arguing the night before Amelia's death. She says Ford pushed her while she held the baby, causing the two to tumble back on the bed. Amelia, she said, fell off the bed and onto the floor, and Taper says she fell off the bed onto Amelia.

Taper also told investigators that she threw her daughter into a playpen, causing the girl to hit her head on the corner. Amelia began vomiting and looked lethargic, but at the time, the mother didn’t seek medical treatment immediately. She and Ford waited about 25 minutes to call for help.

Ford reportedly gave a conflicting story, but an autopsy on Amelia painted an entirely different scenario. The baby had suffered from several internal injuries, including a very recent laceration to her liver. She also had multiple tears and lacerations internally, and an abdominal hemorrhage. The medical examiner says it looks like her abdomen had been punched and/or kicked.

Amelia also had bruises on her scalp, face, head and two fractured ribs. Some of the injuries look like they'd been healing from a week to a month.

Taper and Ford face several charges, including aggravated child abuse and first-degree murder.

Taper's mother is having a difficult time coping with the death of her granddaughter, and the reports about her own daughter. NiQuetta Baldridge Smith told reporters at Fox News, "I read it some of it. But I just, I couldn't stomach it was just it was just sickening to know the abuse that she suffered at the hands of them."

"I've lost my grandbaby and my daughter. So, it's hard. It's really hard," Smith added.

Amelia's father, Larry Gordon, says he 'can sleep better now' that the real story came out, and the guilty parties have been charged. "My baby ain't got to be turning over in her grave now."

Gordon says he suspected foul play since he got the news that his daughter was dead. "I break down at any given time; it was my child, my baby... and I will be at every court date."

For now, Taper and Ford are behind bars and bail has not been set. It’s unclear if the mother or her boyfriend have obtained attorneys yet. They’ve both been charged with first-degree murder and aggravated child abuse.

Source: Daily Mail
Photo: Shelby County Sheriff's Office, Facebook

Tell Us What You Think

More Fab Stories

The term 'shotgun wedding' is an old one that came about as a sort of joke. If a couple was having a 'shotgun wedding', it meant that the bride...

There have been a lot of changes going on in Hollywood since the Harvey Weinstein scandal broke. The movie mogul was accused of sexual harassment...

A Palestinian-American family had attended a pro-Palestine demonstration and had a run-in with some flag-wearing Trump supporters. As one man...

Simone Biles is an amazing woman. At just 20 years old, she is the first Olympic gymnast ever to win four gold medals. She's a three-time world...

Ex-Vice President Joe Biden has been through a lot. So who better to console Meghan McCain, the daughter of seriously ill Republican Sen. John...

Latest Fab Stories

Melania Trump didn't seem to jump into the limelight like her attention-seeking husband did during the 2016 election. She showed up at merely a...

Authorities in France reported that 26 babies have been treated for salmonella poisoning this month, and the food illness outbreak has been traced...

One mom from Texas was about to take off for New York City with her 2-year-old son and her parents, but things had not been going well. After the...

A cheerleader from Milwaukee, Wisconsin unexpectedly suffered from cardiac arrest two years ago and was rushed to the hospital. She was diagnosed...

Parents are always looking for cute new poses for their little ones so they can show off the baby pictures. Anne Geddes really started the trend...