Father arrested on suspicion of murdering baby
An 18-year-old father was arrested Monday in St. Paul on suspicion of beating his 15-month-old daughter to death, Star Tribune reported.
Charges on Beauford Jackson may be announced today. The baby died in Regions Hospital in St. Paul from a severe blow to the torso, Pioneer Press reported.
The child, Destiny Jackson, was taken into foster care for a fractured skull in late November but was returned to the father and mother, Maeve Clifford, 18, in January. The social workers were not able to prove that Jackson had abused the child, even though the grandmother said that he had failed a polygraph test concerning on the incident.
The Star Tribune article looked deeper into a bigger issue of there not being enough social workers to see through such cases. The Star Tribune article also had Jackson's mother in it, while the Pioneer Press only covered the main incident and barely referenced the grandmother, without using her name but just calling her grandmother. Disappointing that the Pioneer Press article lacked substance and only touched on the surface of the issue.