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How Much More Can Girls Be Devalued?

November 19, 2007
10-month-old girl’s death ruled homicide
Monday, November 19, 2007
By Nate Guidry, Pittsburgh Post-Gazette
The Allegheny County medical examiner yesterday determined that 10-month-old Daniyah Jackson died from multisystem organ failure precipitated by injuries to her abdomen and from a sexual assault. Her death has been ruled a homicide. Police are expected to charge Clinton Smith, 30, with homicide. Before the child died, he was charged with rape, involuntary deviate sexual intercourse with a child, endangering the welfare of a child, aggravated assault and recklessly endangering another person in the case. According to police, the girl’s mother, Latoya Jackson, left Daniyah in the care of Mr. Smith on Thursday morning at her Herman Street home in Troy Hill when she left for work. Paramedics were called to the home that evening. Police said the baby had suffered bruises on her face, arms and legs as well as a bite mark on her chest. Doctors told police she also had been sexually abused. Mr. Smith told police that he and his 2-year-old son were the only other people in the house that day, but that he didn’t know how the baby was injured. The girl was pronounced dead at 3:34 p.m. Saturday at Children’s Hospital, according to the county medical examiner’s office.

I hate you Clinton Smith!

4 Comments
  1. Liz permalink
    November 20, 2007 3:23 pm

    This is so sick, so sad. I just heard on the radio the other day how women who have kids and expose their children to a boyfriend, etc., significantly increase their kids chances of being murdered or raped.

    He should get the death penalty.

  2. Zombie Mom permalink
    November 21, 2007 3:57 am

    Unbelievably horrible.

  3. CountryDew permalink
    November 23, 2007 11:40 am

    So sad and just sickening. What a devil.

  4. Verging Writer permalink
    November 23, 2007 3:11 pm

    Oh my, God! Kitty, this has reduced me to tears. That poor little girl. I’m speechless with rage!

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