A mother allegedly recorded herself abusing her five-week-old daughter and then sent the footage to the infant’s father. Bryunna Joyce, 19, is accused of beating her infant and sending the video to their child’s father with the text, ‘f**k this baby’.
The abuse reportedly took place after Joyce and the father of their baby had an argument. Joyce then filmed herself slapping and suffocating the girl with a fuzzy pink blanket for 37 seconds and throwing her off a bed, the Miami Herald reported. The baby was recorded crying and moving her face in an effort to breathe.
‘Well this getting boring. I’m really treat your child like dog shit. I’m just (going to) send u videos. No more talking,’ Joyce texted the father, according to WPLG.
Joyce also allegedly texted, ‘f**k this baby’.
The mother apparently told the father that she fed their daughter cat food.
Joyce also sent the man messages that the infant was dead in her car seat, which was not true, according to an arrest report. Joyce said she would make her daughter’s death appear like a car accident, the report states.
‘She is dead laying the car seat…like a dog,’ Joyce wrote, according to the report.
The father forwarded the videos to the Department of Children and Families, and officials from the agency tried to find Joyce at her house in Florida. In addition, a social worker reported Joyce’s infant as well as her one-year-old missing. The Hialeah Police Department found the family at an apartment in Liberty City on Sunday.
Joyce was arrested and charged with making written threats to kill or do bodily harm, child abuse without great bodily harm and domestic battery by strangulation. She was booked into jail and her bond was set at $17,500, records showed, and it appeared she would be placed on house arrest if she bonds out.
She is due in court on June 28.
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