Teen Mom Attempts To Suffocate Her 4-Month-Old Son To Death Inside Hospital Because ''She Wanted To Make Life Easier''!
Published on July 23, 2010
A Waco teenager was behind bars Monday, accused of trying to smother her 4-month-old son in a Fort Worth hospital room Friday because "she wanted to make her life easier," police said. Fort Worth police investigators have determined that Shantaniqua Nykole Scott, 17, had also tried three times before to suffocate the infant in Waco, according to Sgt. Pedro Criado, a police spokesman. the infant had been staying in a video-monitored room when a code alarm sounded about 9:40 a.m. Friday, indicating that the boy's vital signs were failing. Criado said medical personnel revived the barely breathing infant, who was then transferred to the pediatric intensive care unit. Hospital staffers alerted police after they reviewed the video from the room and saw Scott first pressing a blanket, then just her hand, over the infant's face to block his breathing, Criado said.