A Texas teen mom could face life behind bars after she was caught on camera trying to smother her baby with a blanket and her hands.
Shortly after, Scott takes her hand and puts it over the baby’s nose and mouth for a minute and 14 seconds.
The baby is seen kicking his arms and legs before going limp. Doctors and nurses rush into the hospital to resuscitate Rhaidyn after alarms go off, indicating he has stopped breathing.
Luckily, the baby survived and is now in foster care.”No doubt if it hadn’t been for the hospital staff, he would be dead today,” prosecutor Rainey Webb said.
Shantaniqua Nykole Scott, 18, of Waco was convicted Thursday of injury to a child.She told authorities that she couldn’t handle the stress of being a single, unemployed mom and wanted the 4-month-old “out of my life.