Tuscaloosa Teen Mother Arrested for Attempted Murder of Her Baby
One Tuscaloosa teen parent is now under arrest for the attempted murder of her 4-month-old.
According to the Tuscaloosa Police Department, 19-year-old Shaikeyia Peenekia Allen was arrested on charges of aggravated child abuse and attempted murder after a three-month investigation into the injuries sustained by an infant over several weeks.
The child was treated for a fractured skull, broken ribs, multiple bite and pinch marks, and was diagnosed with shaken baby syndrome. Physicians at Children's Hospital say they believe the child will be developmentally delayed in high motor skills and suffer possible vision loss.
Allen was placed in the Tuscaloosa County Jail on a $60,000 bond.