Two year old dies from child abuse by godparents

Two year old dies from child abuse by godparents
Thursday, January 13, 2011 - 5:53pm

GONZALES, La (NBC33) – A two-year old died late in the night on Wednesday, Jan. 12 because her godparents abused her.

Sunday, Jan. 9, two-year old Jaylynn Muse was brought to Our Lady of the Lake Hospital by her godparents Terrell and Shantell Donahue. Jaylynn had been in their care for three days. When she was brought to the hospital, doctors discovered the child was bleeding from the brain.

Juvenile detectives learned that Shantell Donahue, 28, slapped the child on the hand to discipline her. When she began to cry, her husband, Terrell Watts, 27, punched the child a number of times in the stomach, causing her to fall backwards and hit her head. Upon arrival to the hospital, doctors were not sure she would survive. Today, Jaylynn passed away. Shantell and Terrell Donahue were arrested for Second Degree Murder.

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