Heather Clark – June 22, 2017
BROOKLYN, N.Y. — A Brooklyn man who had expressed hatred toward his girlfriend for not obtaining an abortion is accused of beating his infant daughter into a coma on Father’s Day.
Shaquan Taylor, 19, had posted on social media in February of last year that he felt “disrespected” when his girlfriend told him that she planned on keeping their baby.
“Told that lil [expletive] to get abortion [and] she tells me she is but still [going to] keep it. Exactly why I hate that lil [expletive],” he wrote.
“I don’t want nothing to do with her,” he exclaimed in another post. “I dead didn’t even want to have a baby by her [and] it’s sad to say, but [expletive] happens and it happened, but whatever.”
Taylor’s girlfriend, Tammy Lewis, now 16, gave birth to a girl around the time of his posts, who she named Nylah. She and Taylor had a rough relationship going forward, although she said she desired to have him be a part of their child’s life.
Last Sunday, Father’s Day, Taylor had Nylah in his possession at his apartment when he sent a message to Lewis to advise that there was a problem and that she needed to come and get the baby.
According to reports, when Lewis arrived, she found the baby bruised and struggling to breathe, and began to rush her out of the building, calling 911. But Taylor then allegedly struck Lewis and she and the baby both fell to the ground.