A two-month-old child in Las Vegas was pronounced dead on September 27, 2020, at University Medical Center due to a fractured skull resulting from brutal abuse. Law and Crime reported that authorities in Las Vegas had taken a woman into custody a year later for allegedly killing her month-old son.
Wilson Was Charged With One Crime of Open Murder
27-Year-Old Tattiyona Wilson was arrested and charged with one crime of open murder and three charges of child abuse resulting in serious physical or mental conditions on October 5. Xaden Jackson, her child, died at a hospital on September 27 last year due to head trauma. The charge of open murder in Nevada is a broad accusation of murder that includes both first and second-degree murder, as well as voluntary and involuntary manslaughter.
On the day their child died, police interrogated Wilson and the child’s father, according to a Las Vegas Metropolitan Police arrest record. Wilson told officers that she was watching a football match around 10 a.m., had given the infant formula at halftime, then placed the baby to sleep in a crib, and then fell asleep herself. Wilson told officers she was awakened by her oldest son screaming from the hallway.
The Account of What Happened Varied Every Interview
According to the report, when Wilson awoke, she checked the infant and discovered that he was limp and warm, and she told her husband to contact 911. Wilson went on to say that she had put the infant in the crib face up, with a flat blanket on the mattress and no other items in the crib. According to the complaint, the 2-month-father old’s originally told police that he dialed 911 from Wilson’s phone after she woke him up and told him the infant wasn’t breathing, FOX 5 Las Vegas reported.
According to the Las Vegas Review-Journal, an autopsy performed by the Clark County Coroner’s Office on September 28, 2020, revealed that the child’s death was a murder caused by blunt force trauma indicating abuse. The infant had three independent skull fractures, one of which looked to have occurred within 72 hours of his death.
Wilson allegedly revised her account about the infant not being in the crib when she awoke on Oct. 2, 2020. According to the polygraph test, she saw her elder child standing on top of the 2-month-old and heard the child cry in their room.
When asked why she changed her story, Wilson said she was scared and may have confused it with something that happened earlier that morning. The elder child may have dropped the newborn and caused the skull fractures, according to the test.
Wilson is currently being held on a $25,000 bond at the Clark County Detention Center. She is reportedly set to appear in North Las Vegas Justice Court on December 1 for a preliminary hearing.