Allen T. Shannon of Brooklyn Convicted of Second-Degree Murder in Beating Death of Girlfriend's Toddler Daughter
After a three-year wait, a 31-year-old East New York man has been convicted on second-degree murder charges for beating his girlfriend's baby daughter to death.
Image via Queens DA Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown, whose office prosecuted the case
On March 24, 2010, around 9 p.m., 22-year-old Candace Jones of Corona, Queens, went to work, leaving her boyfriend, Allen Shannon, to watch her 19-month old daughter, Anniyah Levant. Early the next morning, she got a call from Shannon. Anniyah didn't look well, he told her. When Jones came home, she found the baby in bad shape. The couple took Anniyah by livery cab to Mt. Sinai Hospital, where the child was admitted. She never came home, dying a short while later of her injuries. When the Medical Examiner's office examined her body, they found evidence of extensive trauma to the baby's head and torso, including a broken jaw, broken ribs, a lacerated liver and spleen, bruising on her face, and internal abdominal bleeding, according to the Queens District Attorney Richard A. Brown's office.More »