Dying Too Young: Tianna O'Neal

Oklahoman Modified: March 27, 2009 at 5:06 pm •  Published: March 25, 2009
Name: Tianna O'Neal

Age: 2 months

Place of residence: Tulsa

Died: May 18, 2007

What happened: Investigators were told that Tianna was put down for a nap, but then was “found unresponsive,” according to the state medical examiner's report.

Medical personnel found that the baby had multiple injuries, including a skull fracture and injuries to her arms, back, shoulders and buttocks. She died after less than 24 hours in a pediatric intensive care unit. The medical examiner classified the death as a homicide.

Her parents, Tamara Michelle Matthews and Gregory Antwon O'Neal, were arrested after the baby's death, but no charges were filed and they were released.

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