A Brooklyn teenager who allegedly beat his infant daughter into a coma wrote a Facebook post earlier this year saying he never wanted the child.
16-month-old Nylah Taylor is fighting for her life in a New York hospital. The child was allegedly beaten after Shaquan Taylor warned the baby's mother, Tammy Lewis, not to bring his daughter to his apartment on Father's Day.
“Feel mad disrespected,” Taylor wrote in a Facebook post in February 2016 around the time Nylah was born.
"Told that lil b-tch to get abortion … she tells me she is but still keep it. Exactly why I hate that lil b-tch,” he wrote in another post.
Taylor also noted that Lewis was a booty call and she meant nothing to him.
“Please don’t ask who Nylah’s moms is nor do I still f--- with her cause NO. Just f----d hotty a--, that’s it," he wrote.
Tammy's aunt said Taylor swore he would punch the baby in her face if the teenage mom came to his apartment on Father's Day.
Tammy, 17, dropped the baby off anyway, leaving the infant in Taylor's care while she ran errands. When Tammy returned about an hour later, the baby was lethargic and struggling to breathe.
The young mother grabbed the child and ran out of the apartment, with Taylor in hot pursuit. Taylor caught up to Tammy in the lobby and dropped her with one punch.
An EMS crew arrived and rushed the infant to a hospital, even as Taylor continued to chase and beat Tammy.
Nylah is in critical condition with multiple skull fractures, bleeding on the brain and a black eye. She is not expected to survive.
Taylor was arrested and charged with felony assault, and acting in a manner injurious to a child younger than 17.
In a jailhouse interview, Taylor tearfully denied beating his daughter.
“I didn’t do nothing. I didn’t do nothing at all,” he told the Daily News.
Taylor said he gave the baby some medicine and she started vomiting. He said he laid the baby on a bed and she fell to the floor.
But doctors determined Nylah's head injuries were not the result of a fall from a bed.
“She’s my first daughter, she’s my blood. Why would I hit her?” Taylor told The News.
“Do you know what it’s like to be here for something I didn’t do?” he wailed.
“I asked the COs (correction officers) if this is a dream. This isn’t real. I just got out of here,” he said, referring to an earlier arrest for having sex with a minor when Tammy was 14.
Taylor said he's expecting a son with another girl. He said he took financial responsibility for his daughter.
“I stepped up,” he said, adding that his own father wasn’t around much.
Taylor admitted hitting Tammy. “Her I hit. I admit that,” he said. “That’s a fact.”
Taylor remained in jail on $250,000 bail Wednesday, a day after he celebrated his 19th birthday.