In Irving, Texas, Jennifer Cangemi was in a relationship with 19 year old, Allante Edwards. On Wednesday, she asked him to babysit her 3 children, one of whom, a six month old boy was Edwards’ biological son.
This would be a decision that he would live to regret for the rest of her life.
Edwards called for medical assistance to their home as he reported that Cangemi’s One-year-old Olivia Cangemi was found unresponsive. She was taken to the hospital but she was put on life support.
At the hospital, doctors discovered that she suffered brain swelling, bruising on her forehead and chest, rib fractures and abdominal trauma.
Sadly, on Sunday afternoon, Olivia was taken off of life support. She died shortly after and became an organ donor.
Her mother shared a photo of her last moments on Earth.
Olivia wasn’t the only child abused that day. In fact, her siblings had bruises too that was consistent with abuse. Olivia’s 3 year-old sister and 6 month-old brother were injured on that day but Edwards tried to make light of their markings.
The 6 month-old had bite marks which he attributed to typical rough housing. Asked about the marks on his son, Edwards is alleged to have responded ‘because that is what you do to kids because they’re so cute.’
He had only been their caregiver since January 2nd.
Edwards is being held in Irving Jail on two counts of child injury. His bond is set at $100,000 and $25,000. According to police, Edwards had a history of domestic violence, however, CPS had never been called to their home.