Tradezsha Trenay Bibbs, a 29-year-old mother from Texas, was sentenced to life in prison on Monday, April 3, for brutally killing her four-month-old daughter, Brielle Robinson.
Evidence suggested that the murder was motivated by Bibbs taking revenge against Brielle’s father, whom she’d sought a relationship with.
On April 16, 2016, a call was received by the Houston Police Department alerting them to the suspicious death of a child at the Texas Children’s Hospital. Upon receiving a report from hospital staff about the infant’s condition, it quickly became apparent that the tragic death resulted from severe maltreatment. The heartbreaking details included multiple fractures of various stages in healing, a brain bleed, and a lacerated liver.
In a recorded statement, Bibbs conceded to fabricating her story about her daughter ‘falling’ from a car seat. She later confessed to neglecting the child for two days. The new information revealed an even worse portrait of how this infant’s life was ended- with a punch to the ribs and chest so hard that it rendered the child unconscious until she stopped breathing entirely.
Investigators reported that this resulted from Bibbs taking revenge against the father of her child. Bibbs was initially found guilty of capital murder, but it was eventually reversed, and she was retried to be found guilty of felony murder.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg said in a statement, “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, and a Harris County jury agreed.” Assisting prosecutor Keaton Forcht added, “Bibbs deserved a life sentence for what she did to her daughter. 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.”