Mother sentenced to life in prison for beating 4-month-old daughter to death over failed relationship with her father
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg announced that a Houston mother was sentenced to life in prison for the brutal beating of her baby daughter to death.
Tradezsha Trenay Bibbs (29), was sentenced Monday, April 3 after she was convicted of felony murder in the death of Brielle Robinson, 4 months old, on April 16, 2016.
Bibbs had been convicted in the past of capital murder. However, that verdict was overturned and Bibbs was retried.
In 2016, authorities were called to the Red Carpet Inn on the Gulf Freeway, where they found Bibbs in a room with Brielle.
According to court papers filed at that time, Bibbs claimed she heard her daughter cry and grabbed her arms. She then dropped her onto the bed and caused her to fall to her death. Bibbs allegedly continued to strike her child in the head, chest, ribs, and legs until she stopped crying.
Brielle was then taken to Texas Children’s Hospital, where doctors discovered that she had suffered multiple head injuries and fractures.
According to court documents, Bibbs originally told authorities that Brielle had fallen from her car seat to the concrete, but later admitted making up that story. She told police that after checking into the motel with the infant, a few hours later she started not to care about the child’s well-being, and repeatedly dropped her on the mattress and “popped” her in the face.
Bibbs claimed to have repeatedly punched the baby in her chest and ribs until she stopped crying. She called 911 when the baby stopped breathing.
Assistant District Attorney Keaton Forcht said Bibbs killed her daughter because the baby’s father no longer wanted a relationship with the mother.
During the week-long trial, jurors heard evidence that emergency-room doctors said Bibbs did not seem interested in the baby’s medical care or the consequences of the fatal head injury she inflicted.
“Bibbs deserved a life sentence for what she did to her child,” Forcht said. “She beat her countless times and seemed to care about as much about the death of her daughter as she did about the life of her daughter.”
“Our office stands up for all victims, but a baby is the most innocent of victims,” Ogg said. “We believed that a life sentence was appropriate for this brutal murder and a Harris County jury agreed.”