According to the court documents, the 36-year-old mom, who slammed a hospital table into her 14-year-old special-needs daughter’s abdomen while the child was confined to a hospital bed, will spend 1 years in prison. Prosecutors said the child reportedly died of blunt force trauma to the t0rso. An autopsy determined that the child, Jasmine, suffered two fractured rlbs and that her llver had been ripped open due to blunt force trauma.
The mother, Jessica, told the court it was an accident. She did not intend to harm her daughter, the woman reportedly said. Jessica was initially charged with negligent manslaughter and aggravated child abuse. But, jury found her guilty of battery and child abuse. She was also ordered to serve three years of probation following her release. The medical examiner told investigators that the child died in her hospital room five days after suffering massive injuries similar to those found on traffic crash victims.
An autopsy determined that the girl’s liver was 0bliterated and that the trauma caused the child to die within minutes of receiving the injury. Per reports, the 14-year-old special-needs girl was confined to the bed in her hospital room. She was with her mother and grandmother Rose. During an interview with investigators, the mother initially said that she had no idea what could have caused her daughter’s injuries. But, eventually admitted to striking the girl with a hospital table.
The mother also told investigators that her daughter started to cus at her because she was mad about crayons. The mother then became angry and slammed the hospital table into her daughter’s abdomen and then leaned onto the table with her weight. Unfortunately, the 36-year-old mom continued to lean into the table even after her child said she was in pain and acknowledged the responsibility for causing the injury that killed her. Authorities later determined that the mother leaned on the table with all of her weight for so long that she ground the table into her daughter’s liver, which caused the 0bliteration.