The four-month-old, perfect little boy kept experiencing gastroesophageal reflux, which caused him to stop breathing. He was flown from a Waco hospital to one in Fort Worth for specialized treatment. It was there doctors grew suspicious his condition was the result of child abuse...
Medical personnel placed a hidden video monitor in Rhaidyn's room. During a visit when his mother Shantaniqua Scott came to see him, the camera caught what was really happening to him.
It was one day last year when Scott was seen throwing a Winnie the Pooh blanket over the baby, holding it down over his face for more than 20 seconds.
When a nurse came into the room to check on the babe, Scott halted her infanticidal assault, walked across the room and checked her cell phone.
After the nurse left, Scott resumed her attack -- this time taking her hand and placing it over Rhaidyn's mouth and nose for 74 seconds. The child could seen flailing his arms and legs before going limp.
Medical equipment monitoring the child's breathing and heart rate began to howl, indicating that he was in trouble. Doctors and nurses stormed the room.
They resuscitated him and his condition was stabilized.
When interrogated by authorities, Scott -- age 18 and single with no job and zapped on hope -- said she tried to kill her infant because she wanted him "out of my life."
Last week, a Texas jury convicted the teenager of injury to a child. She faces life imprisonment.
During the trial, defense attorney David Jones took the perplexing position that his client didn't cause the child any physical harm.