Arlington Father Jailed In Death Of 4-Month-Old
Katherine Blake ARLINGTON (CBS 11 News)
A North Texas baby is sent to the hospital for the second time with skull fractures, but this time the four-month-old boy didn’t make it.
Jayden Farrington died around 8 o’clock Wednesday night. His father, Jason Farrington, 25, is now behind bars accused of first degree felony injury to a child.
Paramedics where called an apartment in the 1500 block of Stoneleigh Court in Arlington after Jayden stopped breathing. They rushed him to Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth where he later died.
Arlington Police and Child Protective Services were already investigating a case from March 26, 2009 where Jayden was treated for multiple skull fractures and a fractured rib.
CPS spokesperson Marissa Gonzales says Jayden’s mother, Pavielle Monique Simpson, was cleared of any wrongdoing. Since Simpson had no prior record, she was allowed to retain custody of her baby as long as she agreed to certain conditions.
Simpson had to move out of the apartment she shared with Jayden’s father. She had to agree not to let Jason Farrington have any contact with her or their son. She also had to continue to take Jayden to his follow-up medical appointments.
Gonzales says case workers went to Simpson’s new apartment at least once to check on her. They say she appeared to be following the rules, but this is the same apartment where Jayden was fatally injured on Wednesday.
“The child had new injuries yesterday, including abdominal injuries and new skull fractures,” says Arlington Police spokesperson, Tiara Ellis Richard.
“We’re investigating the father as a perpetrator, but also the mother as a perpetrator of possible neglectful supervision and even physical abuse if she allowed the child to have contact with someone she knew was violent,” adds Gonzales.
Farrington, who is a Barbados native, is being held without bail on an immigration hold.