Alabama Toddler Dies After Suffering Severe Child Abuse "Over Some Time" at the Hands of His Mother.
No child asks to be born and the sooner people understand this, the better. We've seen countless cases over the years with children who have lost their lives at the hands of both strangers and their own family members.
It's becoming far too common that those who are fatally injuring children are their own mothers and fathers.
Now, we have a new case out of Alabama.
Fox10 reports that according to Mobile Police, Tatyana Edwards, 26, surrendered herself to Mobile Metro Jail on August 13, 2021, for her involvement in the abuse which led to the death of her 3-year-old son.
Detectives presented information on the case to the Mobile County District Attorney's Office.
After an assessment of the information, detectives obtained a warrant for felony murder.
On August 8, 2021, police officers responded to USA Children and Women's Hospital in reference to a potential child abuse case.
MPD states the child had been transported to the hospital after being found unresponsive and in full cardiac arrest when Mobile Fire and Rescue responded to the initial scene.
The child succumbed to the resulting injuries on August 11, 2021.
On August 12, 2021, an autopsy showed the child suffered severe head trauma among several other severe injuries.
Official documentation shows that the toddler had been abused for quite some time due to the extensive variations of his injuries. Some were in different stages of healing than others which, according to the U.S. Department of justice's Handbook on Investigating Child Abuse, is one of the indications of abuse and not accidental injury.
This little boy didn't have to die. We're asking everyone to be more aware of the children they come in contact with. Check on the family members you have who have children and may be overwhelmed. We're not excusing this mother's actions but we are asking that our villages stay vigilant in preventing these kinds of deaths.