Oklahoma County prosecutors Monday filed a first-degree murder charge against a teenage mother accused of killing her infant son, court records show.
Jennifer Marie Respicio, 14, of Del City, told police she lost her temper and threw the baby into his crib, court records show.
Jaidyn Respicio, 7 months, died of blunt force trauma to his abdomen and chest, according to the state medical examiner's spokeswoman. His death was ruled a homicide.
The baby was taken to OU Medical Center about 6:50 p.m. April 21 and died about 7:55 a.m.
Paramedics found Jaidyn unresponsive, blue in color and unable to hold up his head. A doctor said X-rays showed there was separation to the bowel in the abdominal cavity and in the abdominal space, and that Jaidyn had bruising on his abdomen area due to blunt force trauma, according to a probable cause affidavit.
Del City police interviewed Ammone Myers, 15, who was a witness to the incident. He told police he saw Respicio lose her temper and throw Jaidyn into his crib and the baby's body hit the sides of the crib, according to the document.
Respicio told police she lost her temper after having an argument with a sibling and threw Jaidyn into his crib, the affidavit states.