10-week-old girl dies after suffering 96 fractures, several fatal blows to the head, parents charged
Jason Robin Jr., the father, has now been charged with murder almost a year after her death, while her mother Katharine White is charged with injury to a child by omission
Little Jazmine Rose Robin only lived for 10 weeks before she was allegedly killed by her own parents.
Her dad, Jason Robin Jr., has now been charged with murder almost a year after her death, while her mother Katharine White is charged with injury to a child by omission, ABC 13 reported.
The duo were once engaged to be married to each other.
"It doesn't matter who it is. You need to be held responsible for the life of this child," Jazmine's great-grandmother Virginia White said. "I don't care if it's my daughter or my son. If you did it, you have to put on your big girl panties and take responsibility."
Jazmine was reportedly born premature at just 29 weeks, and spent several weeks in hospital before being discharged to her parents as a healthy baby on July 3, 2018, court documents state.
However, the baby was brought to Pearland Memorial Hermann Hospital on July 14 with "clearly inflicted head trauma."
During interrogation, Robin and White described to investigators various situations where the infant acted strangely or wouldn't take a bottle.
The parents said they had to give the baby CPR about a week before her death as she stopped breathing. But once the baby regained consciousness, they failed to take her to the hospital, court documents indicate.
Speaking to investigators, a man who resided in the same house as the parents revealed he had told Robin he needed to take the baby to the hospital, but he refused.
Furthermore, a pediatrician who had examined the baby just days before her death told authorities she advised the parents to get Jazmine admitted to hospital. However, they seemed disinterested.
The final autopsy, delivered to investigators on May 23, indicated that the baby had sustained a skull fracture, broken ribs, nine contusions to her torso, aside from various traumas to her limbs.
In total, baby Jazmine had 96 fractures, including 23 long bone fractures and 71 rib fractures, the report stated.
Jazmine's great-grandmother, who has not been identified, said she never had a chance to meet the girl before she died. "It makes my heart break," she said.
The couple's older son, who cannot be named for legal reasons, has since been placed in foster care.
After Jazmine's death, White gave birth to another girl, who is now under the care of a relative.
The father was booked into jail on Tuesday. The mother has not been arrested as yet.