Mother beats 4-month-old daughter to death over failed relationship with father
A Houston woman who beat her four-month-old daughter to death over a failed relationship with her father was sentenced to life in prison.Tradezsha Trenay Bibbs, 29, was found guilty of felony murder for April 16, 2016, killing of 4-month-old Brielle Robinson, and she was sentenced on Monday, April 3, 2023.
Bibbs had previously been found guilty of capital murder, but the judgement was overturned, leading to a new trial for Bibbs.
Authorities were called to the Red Carpet Inn on the Gulf Freeway in 2016, where they discovered Bibbs and Brielle sharing a room.
According to court documents filed at the time, Bibbs told officials when she heard her daughter crying, she scooped her up by the arms and dropped her on the bed, causing the child to fall to the floor.
She continued hitting her kid until she stopped sobbing in the face, chest, ribs, and legs.
Later, Brielle was sent to Texas Children’s Hospital, where medical staff discovered that she had sustained significant brain trauma and several fractures.
Bibbs initially told officials that Brielle had slipped from her car seat to the concrete but later admitted fabricating the story.
She told police that a few hours after checking into the motel with the baby, she stopped caring about the child’s welfare and frequently dropped and “popped” the youngster in the face.
When the infant stopped wailing, Bibbs allegedly repeatedly hit her in the ribs and chest before dialing 911 when her breathing ceased.
According to Keaton Forcht, an assistant district attorney, Bibbs killed her daughter because the father of the child no longer desired a relationship with the mother.
During the week-long trial, jurors heard evidence that emergency-room doctors said Bibbs did not seem interested in the baby’s medical care or the consequences for the fatal head injury she inflicted.