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Sugar Cookie

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Opening statements began in the trial of a Council Bluffs man charged with first-degree murder and felony child endangerment resulting in the death of a child.

Police said 16-month-old Jazlynn Harshbarger was found dead last April. Prosecutors believe she died at the hands of 22-year-old Javon Jennings.

In court Wednesday, prosecutors laid out a timeline of the child's final day. They said photos from the victim's mom, Ciera Harshbarger's, Snapchat account show the child happy in her high chair around 10 a.m.

Prosecutors said Ciera Harshbarger visited family around 2 p.m., and Jazzlyn was fine. They added Ciera Harshbarger picked up Jennings, the defendant, around 3:50 p.m. from work before leaving for her job around 4 p.m.

Prosecutors said from 4 to 11:30 p.m., Jennings was the only one with Jazzlyn. Prosecutors said Ciera Harshbarger got home around 11:30 p.m. and tried to get her daughter to sleep, but she seemed uncomfortable. Jennings said Jazlynn had been groggy and throwing up and attributed the illness to the week prior. Ciera Harshbarger said Jazzlyn was groggy and listless before bed. Around 4:20 a.m., prosecutors said Jennings told police he got up to go to the bathroom and found the child cold and stiff.

In court, prosecutors said doctors found nearly 80 different contusions and abrasions from Jazlynn’s head to her legs, hemorrhages between her skull and brain, a lacerated liver and intestines, damage to her brain including trauma, a complete fracture to her left femur, and no signs of illness or toxicology that would explain the death or injuries.

The defense maintains Jennings' innocence and said a doctor will testify that the injuries stem from overly aggressive CPR. The defense believes the mother is the one responsible because she was reportedly the last one to see Jazzlyn alive.
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Craygor

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... phone calls, made by Jennings from jail .... to an acquaintance, said that Allah will judge him based on his intentions, later stating he did not mean to kill Jazlynn, then stating he did not kill Jazlynn.

“I ain’t worried. Like I said, I didn’t intentionally do nothing,” Jennings said in the recording.

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That weak god 'Allah' may judge this turdbasket, but not until the people of Iowa has had their say.

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Javon "Allah knows I didn't 'intentionally' kill the baby, but I'm telling the Judge the paramedics did it" Jennings
 

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Sugar Cookie

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The mom did not notice that the baby was battered and bruised?

She is a piece of shit for not taking that baby to the hospital immediately.

I am losing any sympathy for these women who think their boyfriend's give a damn about their kids.

Men, women, biological parents and paramours can abuse and kill children but it is the responsibility of the parent to see how the person is with their child and how that child responds to that person.
 

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Sugar Cookie

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Javon Jennings is guilty of child endangerment causing death and involuntary manslaughter after a 16-month-old died in April, 2018.

Prosecutors pushed for a murder conviction, but the jury didn't find enough evidence to convict Jennings on that.

According to investigators, Jennings was alone with 16-month-old Jazlynn Harshbarger. They say the girl was found stiff and cold.

Prosecutors say Harshbarger had several bruises, a traumatic brain injury and an X-ray showed her leg was snapped in half.
 
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