- Associated Press - Monday, November 23, 2015

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) - A Tuscaloosa woman has been charged with attempting to kill her infant daughter who was hospitalized with brain damage and several broken bones.

The Tuscaloosa News (https://bit.ly/1Xmfo4J ) reports that Shaikeyia Peenekia Allen, 19, was charged Monday with aggravated child abuse and attempted murder.

Tuscaloosa Police spokeswoman Lt. Teena Richardson told the newspaper that the infant was diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome. The five-month old child also had a fractured skull, broken ribs and multiple bite and pinch marks.

Allen was being held in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $60,000 bond. It was not immediately clear if she had an attorney.

The Alabama Department of Human Resources has taken custody of the child.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times welcomes your comments on Spot.im, our third-party provider. Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide