A Texas man has been handed a 45-year prison sentence for his involvement in the murder and vicious assault of his premature baby daughter, who tragically passed away less than two weeks after being brought home, according to authorities.
On April 30, 2018, a premature infant named Jazmine Rose Robin was born at just 29 weeks. After spending two months in the neonatal intensive care unit, she was deemed healthy and discharged to her parents on July 3, 2018.
However, within a fortnight, the baby was readmitted to the hospital with severe injuries, including head trauma, as confirmed by officials. Despite medical efforts, she succumbed to her injuries, prompting an investigation by the Houston Police Department.
Prosecutors revealed that an autopsy unveiled a harrowing reality—Jazmine had suffered a minimum of 70 to 80 fractures, comprising numerous rib fractures and fractures in her long bones. Additionally, she had sustained two skull fractures, retinal hemorrhages in both eyes and evidence of both old and new brain bleeds.
The baby’s father, 28-year-old Jason Robin, pleaded guilty to murder in connection with Jazmine’s death, resulting in a 45-year prison term. Jason, who had been engaged to the baby’s mother, is also expected to testify against her as part of his plea agreement. The mother still faces charges related to the case.
Under the terms of his plea agreement, Jason is prohibited from appealing the conviction or the sentence. Furthermore, he must serve at least half of the designated time before becoming eligible for parole.
Harris County District Attorney Kim Ogg expressed, “We are committed to advocating for innocent victims, and it is difficult to fathom a more innocent victim than a newborn baby. Baby Jazmine deserved to live, and since her tragic passing, we have relentlessly pursued justice on her behalf.”