Mom of Smothered Baby Faces New Charges

Saturday, Jun 11, 2011  |  Updated 10:26 AM CDT
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Mom Sentenced to 25 Years

Shantaniqua Scott, 18, is accused of two counts of injury to a child with serious bodily injury.

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Teen Mom Convicted of Trying to Smother Baby

Shantaniqua Nykole Scott has been convicted of injury to a child for trying to smother her 4-month-old daughter by putting a blanket and then her hand over his face.

Mom Sentenced to 25 Years

Eighteen-year-old Shantaniqua Scott was sentenced to 25 years in prison for smothering her son.
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A Waco teenager previously sentenced to 25 years in prison for trying to smother her infant son at a Fort Worth hospital faces new charges.

A Tarrant County jury had sentenced Shantaniqua Nykole Scott in Fort Worth on May 20. Now, McLennan County prosecutors have filed two counts each of aggravated assault and child endangerment.

McLennan County District Attorney Abel Reyna tells the Waco Tribune-Herald he wants Scott held accountable for actions in Waco similar to what happened in Fort Worth.

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