By: Savannah Smith | 07-17-2018 | News
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Iowa - 17-Year-Old Dad Charged for Beating His 8-Month-Old Baby to Death

An Iowa teen-father has been arrested and is now in jail for deplorably beating to death his eight-month-old baby daughter.

The teen has been identified as Jayden Straight, 17 years old. Polk County Attorney John Sarcone said Straight was charged on Sunday with first-degree murder and child endangerment resulting in the death of Raija Straight.

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Des Moines police were called to the Mercy Medical Center at approximately 4:25 p.m. July 13 to investigate a report of an 8-month-old girl with “serious inflicted injuries.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">TRAGEDY: What led to Jayden Straight, a 17 year old Des Moines, Iowa teen father beating his eight month old daughter, Raija Straight to death? <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Scallywagandvagabond (@ScallywagNYC) <a href="">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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The police affidavit says the poor baby Raija suffered multiple skull fractures, a ruptured spleen, several broken ribs and massive retina hemorrhaging. She died due to her internal injuries and head trauma on Saturday.

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The affidavit further says that a doctor even allegedly told detectives that the girl’s injuries were “from a deliberate assault and could not be explained as unintentional or accidental.”

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">NEW: Doctors at a Des Moines hospital told police that 8-month-old Raija Straight had injuries that &quot;could not be explained as unintentional&quot;. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; We Are Iowa Local 5 (@weareiowa5news) <a href="">July 16, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Des Moines Police Department Sgt. Paul Parizek said: “It is heart-wrenching what she potentially went through. I heard it was described as [being similar to] an eight-month-old child being dropped off the roof of a house. It is pretty brutal.”

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Straight told investigators he was home alone with the baby when she became unresponsive.

Straight’s grandmother, Carla Mickael, is talking in support of Jayden and said she does not believe her grandson can harm his own daughter. She thinks somebody else committed the assault on the baby but didn’t give names.

The grandmother simply said: "I think he’s being wrongfully accused of something that he never did. He had noticed some bruising on the babies ribs after he got home. He knew something was wrong. He probably should have done something about that."

The community where the incident happened took time to gather to celebrate the short life of Raija and to seek justice for what was horrifically done to her.

<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Community members celebrating life of Raija Straight. <a href="">@weareiowa5news</a> <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jacob J. Peklo (@JacobPekloTV) <a href="">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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<blockquote class="twitter-tweet" data-lang="en"><p lang="en" dir="ltr">Community members set to hold a candlelight vigil for eight month old Raija Straight. This sign is set up across the street. <a href="">@weareiowa5news</a> tonight at 10. <a href=""></a></p>&mdash; Jacob J. Peklo (@JacobPekloTV) <a href="">July 17, 2018</a></blockquote>

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Straight is set to be back in court on July 25th.


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4 Comment/s
Damn Democrats! No. 31527 2018-07-17 : 17:00

Democrats should not have children!

Anonymous No. 31555 2018-07-17 : 22:18

He was a good boy, he was just tryna get his life back on track n shit. He made a mistake in judgement, chimped out and violently beat his daughter to death, we have all been there. Basicly he didn't do nothin.

Anonymous No. 31588 2018-07-18 : 07:50

what a lovely baby. too bad she had him as a father. they should just have adopted her to loving parents. what a sorry loss, look at that angelic face.

Anonymous No. 32595 2018-07-28 : 22:55

He was actually white

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