Authorities in Texas say a man has been arrested for brutally beating his own baby daughter to death just 10 weeks after she was born prematurely.
The savage attack left Jazmine Robin with nearly 100 bone fractures, according to an autopsy that found she died as a result of a blow to the head.
Investigators believe the victim’s father, 24-year-old Jason Paul Robin, dealt the lethal blows as her mother, 21-year-old Katharine Wyndham White, allowed the abuse to occur, as reported by the Houston Chronicle.
Officials indicate the baby had been released from the hospital less than two weeks before her July 2018 death. During that short period, reports show the parents ignored advice on two separate occasions to take the child to the emergency room. One alleged incident involved a friend reacting to Jazmine choking and the other when her doctor saw bruises on her face.
When Jason Robin did agree to bring his daughter to the hospital, he told staff that she became unresponsive while he tried to feed her a bottle but claimed he was able to resuscitate her. Subsequent concerning behavior by the baby, however, prompted both parents to bring her to the hospital where she died a short time later.
“The evidence shows that Baby Jazmine fell victim to the very people who were supposed to protect her the most in this world,” said Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg in a statement on Monday. “After a full and thorough investigation of the facts, we have filed charges, and will seek justice for young Jazmine.”
Robin is expected to face a felony count of injury to a child causing a death while White is accused of causing serious bodily injury by omission. Both could spend the rest of their lives behind bars if convicted.
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[Featured image: Jason Robin and Katharine White, Houston Police Department]