A Brooklyn man who allegedly punched his 16-month-old daughter into a coma said he told the baby’s mother to get an abortion when she was pregnant.
‘Feel mad disrespected,’ Shaquan Taylor, 19, wrote in a Facebook post in February 2016 around the time his daughter Nylah Lewis was born. ‘Told that lil b***h to get abortion (and) she tells me she is but still keep it. Exactly why I hate that lil b***h.’
The child’s injuries are so extreme that prosecutors said in court early Tuesday they don’t expect her to live another 24 hours according to the New York Daily News.
Little Nylah was rushed to Maimonides Hospital in Brooklyn on Sunday.
Police arrested Taylor for allegedly cracking Nylah’s skull and blackening her eye during a horrific attack on the baby.
Little Nylaha suffered a bleeding in the brain and two skull fractures and bruising on her legs face and other parts of her body at the hands of her father, police say.
Taylor often ranted about the girl’s mother, Tammy Lewis, 17, on Facebook. ‘I didn’t even want to have a baby by her (and) it’s sad to say, but f*** it, s*** happens,’ he wrote in February 2016. ‘Please don’t ask who Nylah’s moms is nor do I still f*** with her cause NO,’ he wrote. ‘Just f***ed (that) hotty a**, that’s it.’
Sometime Sunday afternoon, Taylor sent a Facebook message to Lewis telling her there was a problem and that she needed to pick up Nylah, police sources said.
When Lewis arrived, her daughter was face up on the couch and struggling to breathe.
Taylor, 18, allegedly injured the poor child on Sunday after her mom, Tammy Lewis – who was formerly in a relationship with Taylor – dropped her off at his home, so they could spend some time together.
Lewis left the pair alone and came back to find her daughter covered in bruises and gasping for air, police say.
‘He said that about a year ago he was going to hit the baby if she brought [her] around,’ Christine Munford, Nylaha’s aunt, told the New York Daily News.
And [Sunday] he threatened her and said he was going to punch her in the face when she got there. And then obviously that happened.’
The alleged incident unfolded in the afternoon at Taylor’s apartment in Coney Island. Taylor messaged Lewis on Facebook to tell her she needed to come to the apartment to take their daughter.
Lewis immediately picked up her daughter and run out of the apartment upon seeing the state of her.
But Taylor run after her, and allegedly punched her to the ground, leaving the defenseless mum in the apartment lobby unconscious.
The disgraced father then picked the baby and gave it to a friend who then called the ambulance.
When authorities questioned Taylor, he claimed the baby was injured because she had fallen off the bed but doctors confirmed that Nylaha’s bruises did not come from a fall.
He was charged on Monday with felony assault for beating both Lewis and her child.
Taylor was charged with sexual misconduct in 2015 because he was in a relationship with Lewis, who was only 14 at the time. A year later, he was arrested again for harassing her, the Daily News reported.