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HOUSTON (AP) — The parents of a Houston newborn who suffered a cracked skull and more than 90 fractures just days after being brought home from the hospital were arrested in their daughter’s death, according to police and Harris County prosecutors.

Jazmine Robin, who was born prematurely, was 10 weeks old when she died July 15, 12 days after leaving the hospital, prosecutors said Monday.

Her father, 24-year-old Jason Paul Robin, is charged with murder. Her mother, 21-year-old Katharine Wyndham White, faces a count of injury to a child by omission.

“The evidence shows that Baby Jazmine fell victim to the very people who were supposed to protect her the most in this world,” Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said. “After a full and thorough investigation of the facts, we have filed charges, and will seek justice for young Jazmine.”

Detectives last July were called to a Houston hospital after staff there found “clearly inflicted head trauma,” according to a Houston police affidavit.

An autopsy that was completed last month determined the girl’s death was caused by blunt force trauma to the head. Investigators believe Jazmine’s crying would anger Robin and he violently shook the newborn, according to the affidavit. The child suffered multiple fractures to several ribs — 71 rib fractures in all — and 23 “long bone” breaks.

“It is concluded that a minimum of two traumatic events resulted in 96 fractures,” the affidavit said.

It took several months to complete the autopsy because those done on infants, and related testing, generally take much longer than ones done on adults, authorities said.

Robin and White were being held Tuesday in the Harris County jail. Online jail records don’t indicate whether either has an attorney to speak on their behalf. They face life sentences if convicted on the charges.

Robin told an investigator that he read psychology books in an effort to control his anger and said Jazmine “is too beautiful to hit.” White blamed the child’s brain injury on hospital personnel who administered CPR on Jazmine for an hour, the affidavit said. White later told authorities a woman who also lived at their residence was likely to blame for the girl’s injuries.

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3 thoughts on “Houston Infant Dies With 90-Plus Fractures; Parents Charged

  1. African American Woman on said:

    Disgusting pieces of shit. I wish their punishment was to be beaten within an inch of their lives, their bones broken and let them suffer like they made this poor, small totally helpless baby go through. How can a father look at his tiny baby girl and beat her like this? God! What the hell is wrong with these people? I’m sure his fists are bigger than thia baby. And the disgusting breeder of a mother had the nerve to have another baby?!?! This is another case for forced sterilization for breeders and child abusers.

  2. Leslie on said:

    I can’t even finish reading this sh!t! Those sorry sons of bitches deserve the SAME fate they dealt that poor, defenseless baby! Hell I have two kids with special needs, but I would GLADLY have taken her! If you can’t handle being a fu*king parent, then put your pride aside and give your baby to someone who will give them the love and care that they deserve! Too many people are too ashamed to voluntarily surrender a child for adoption after they’ve brought them home, but they’ll abuse, torture and eventually KILL them! Smh. What a world we live in. 😞

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