Baby girl dies after being sexually assualted in the basement by mom’s boyfriend

Benjamin Taylor to be arraigned for murder
  • Tragic Death of 10-month old baby girl sexually assualted by mother’s boyfriend
  • The baby girl, Emmaleigh Barringer, was found by her mother in the basement bleeding.

A 10-month-old baby girl from Charleston, West Virginia, has died from sustaining head injuries after her mom’s boyfriend sexually assaulted her.

According to Tony Boggs, Jackson County Police, “I’ve been here 25 years, and we’ve never encountered something of this nature. I don’t know if we’ve had anything like this near here.”

Jackson County Sheriff Tony Boggs said: “I’ve been here 25 years, and we’ve never encountered something of this nature. I don’t know if we’ve had anything like this near here.”

10 month old Emmarleigh

Police say her mother, Amanda Adkins woke up Monday morning around 5am and saw her daughter bledding on the floor in the basement.

She was bleeding and clothes and blankets covered in blood were found nearby, The Charleston-Gazette-Mail reported.

Emmaleigh Barringer on life support
Emmaleigh Barringer on life support
Emmaleigh Barringer was discovered 'bleeding' on the floor of the dark room by her horrified mother, Amanda Adkins
Emmaleigh Barringer was discovered ‘bleeding’ on the floor of the dark room by her horrified mother, Amanda Adkins

Despite efforts to have her on life support for several days, she passed away after being declared brain dead and the machines were turned off. Sheriff Boggs said the instead of charging Amanda’s boyfriend, Benjamin Ryan Taylor for sexual assault, it would be changed to murder.

Deputies said Ryan was seen trying to wipe something off his groin area when he was being handicuffed.

Amanda’s cousin Danielle Adkins told WSAZ: “The only way justice is going to be served is if he feels every ounce of pain that he caused her too. It wasn’t enough that he took her innocence, he had to take her life too.”

Danielle stated that Amanda had moved from Baltimore, in hopes of finding a safer environment for her children, and Ryan had treated Amanda like a princess.

“You literally would have thought he was a Prince Charming, she was so lit up inside. He wanted to do things with her and he hung out with the kids.”

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