Court records show that a 26-year-old woman, identified as Tiara, faces serious legal repercussions following the death of her boyfriend’s infant son. According to reports, the woman was initially arrested on July 13 on charges of reckless assault of a child and endangering the welfare of a child. However, following the tragic outcome of the incident, she now faces additional, more severe charges: murder in the second degree, manslaughter in the second degree, and assault in the first degree.
The indictment came after the baby, identified as Conway, suffered from a bilateral subdural hematoma on his brain, a severe injury that eventually led to his death. The hematoma, typically a result of violent shaking, raised immediate concerns about the circumstances leading to the infant’s critical condition. According to court documents, Tiara provided a detailed account of the events of July 13, the day she was arrested. In her statement, Tiara described waking up early in the morning and attending to Conway by warming up breast milk and feeding him.
Tiara’s account depicted a scene of escalating frustration and anger. She admitted to becoming increasingly agitated with Conway’s fussiness, and no matter what she tried, she couldn’t settle him down. In a moment of overwhelming anger, she confessed to picking up the baby with both hands and shaking him back and forth out of frustration. Tiara also admitted to roughly changing his diaper and forcefully pushing the baby’s legs up. The situation deteriorated rapidly after this incident. Tiara said Conway quickly became limp and unconscious. Panicked, she sought help from others, leading to a 911 call. Tiara recounted a woman’s advice over the phone to check if the child was choking, but her efforts were in vain.
She acknowledged that her actions likely caused Conway’s injuries. Expressing regret, she admitted that she should have stepped away from the situation instead of letting her anger take control. Tiara is scheduled for a court hearing on January 8, 2024.