Tradezsha Trenay Bibbs, a 29-year-old mother from Houston, has been sentenced to life imprisonment after being found guilty of beating her 4-month-old daughter, Brielle Robinson, to death in April 2016.
Bibbs was convicted of felony murder and had previously been convicted of capital murder, but the verdict was reversed and Bibbs was retried.
According to court documents, authorities were called to the Red Carpet Inn on the Gulf Freeway, where they found Bibbs in a room with her baby.
Bibbs told officials she heard her daughter crying and picked her up by the arms and dropped her on the bed, causing her to fall to the floor.
Bibbs then repeatedly struck her daughter in the face, chest, ribs, and legs until the child stopped crying.
The baby was later transported to Texas Children’s Hospital, where doctors determined she had suffered multiple fractures and severe head trauma.
Initially, Bibbs had 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 to not care about the child’s well-being and repeatedly dropped her on the mattress and punched her in the face, ribs, and chest until she stopped crying.
Assistant District Attorney Keaton Forcht said Bibbs killed her daughter because the baby’s father no longer wanted a relationship with her.
During the trial, jurors heard evidence that emergency-room doctors said Bibbs did not seem interested in the baby’s medical care or the consequences for 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. We believed that a life sentence was appropriate for this brutal murder”, Assistant District Attorney ADA, Napoleon Stewart added.