Babies Having Babies Can Lead to Devastating Consequences
When I saw this headline about Jazmine Jones — Pregnant mom ‘beat 2-year-old daughter when she refused to eat her lunch and then left dying girl to go buy marijuana’ and read the story, my heart just hurt for poor baby Elliana Clairborne. Where were her relatives? How does Social Services send a child abused to this level back to the mother? I mean seriously, you throw your baby off a balcony into the snow and your baby is returned? No amount of parenting classes in the world can justify this in my mind. Why did the boyfriend sit back and allow this to go on for so long? Why the child’s father was not around more I don’t know but I hope he was not aware of the torture his baby suffered. There are too many preventable scenarios here for this to happen. To top things off, Jazmine Jones is pregnant again. So tragic.
A pregnant Chicago mother is behind bars after allegedly beating her daughter to death after the girl refused to eat the noddles she had made her for lunch. Jazmine Jones, 18, became so upset at her daughter Elliana, 2, that she began to punch the toddler in her stomach and buttocks on Saturday, alleges her boyfriend. Jones’ boyfriend – who is not the father of the child – later told prosecutors that the punches were so hard ‘they would’ve knocked the wind out of him if he were the one being hit.’
The Chicago Tribune also reports that Jones’ boyfriend told prosecutors he had seen her beat the child on ‘multiple occasions.’ After Jones was allegedly finished beating the child, she left to go buy marijuana, according to her boyfriend. The child complained of being in pain later in the day and had a swollen stomach, so Jones gave the girl laxatives in hopes of helping her go to the bathroom. The child then continued to say she was in pain, but Jones allegedly refused to take the baby to a hospital. She later put her to bed, and a short time later the toddler puked a greenish liquid, according to prosecutors.