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October of 2011,
in Chicago, Illinois, a three month old baby girl died at the hands of
her father who shook her so hard she suffered brain damage. Why did he
do this? Because he had "accidentally" bumped her head against a wall,
not once, but TWICE, which
caused her to cry and he could not get her to stop.
Police questioned the
mother and father of this baby girl and
eventually Jovanni Tufele, who was 23 years old at the time, admitted
to what he had done to this precious little Angel.
Jayden was taken to the hospital and found to have a fractured
collarbone, four fractured ribs and two that were already
healed from earlier breaks, bleeding on her brain as well as retinal
hemorrhages in both of her eyes. Sounds to me
like a lot more than just bumping her head on a wall and shaking her
was done to this little baby. An autopsy showed what had been done to
her, 14 broken ribs and only three of them new and her death was ruled
Jovanni Tufele was
arrested and charged with murder in the death of his
daughter and was being held on a $2 million dollar bond. Jayden's
mother was questioned and let go without any charges. Though I do have
to wonder how a child could have that much done to her and the mother
about it. I find it impossible to believe that this little girl was not
crying all the time and how a mother would not
wonder why and take her to the doctor to have her checked out.
Today is June 16, 2014 and while searching for updates on Jayden's
story and I was only able to find out a little more information:
After he shook her, Jovannie put Jayden back in her crib and she began
to maon and vomit and she would not wake up. Her mother, whose name I
am unable to find, called her family who came over and drove them all
to the hospital and the next day Jayden died. Doctors found bleeding in
her retinas and brain as well as the the broken ribs. Jovannie said he
squeezed and a couple of times, he heard ribs crack.
The Illinois Department Of Children And Family Services opened an
investigation after they received complaints, though they had never had
any previous contact with this family.
There doesn't appear to be any information beyond this.