Mother of a special needs child speaks out after her daughter's death

- The mother of a special needs girl who was killed last year, while in her father’s custody, is finally speaking out.

Roshunda Skinner, from Conroe, says she fell on hard times after losing her job, and moving from house to house. CPS stepped in, ordering Skinner's 14-year-old daughter, Aaliyah Taylor, to live with her father, Anthony Jackson. The teen suffered from microcephaly, and was constantly in her mother’s care, but Skinner had no issues with Jackson whenever he took their daughter for the weekends.

It was on October 2016 when Aaliyah, while in her father's custody was found unresponsive. She was pronounced dead at the hospital. Her death was caused by the toxic effects of blood pressure medication, which she was not prescribed. Video surveillance inside the home shows the teen being given the medication multiple times over a three week period. The video also shows several individuals using  a stun gun on Aaliyah.

“He wasn’t who he said he was or who I thought he was. He’s evil,” says Skinner, who puts all the blame on Jackson, even though three other women are facing charges in connection to her daughter's death. “Whatever God wants to happen to them is going to happen there’s nothing no one can do when God steps in, so if they should spend the rest of their life in jail then that’s what God will see to happening.”

Anthony Jackson is charged with third degree felony injury to a child. Marreissa Jones and Tommieretta Gunner are charged with first degree felony injury to a child. Keyonna Gunner was charged with felony injury to a child. Montgomery County Sheriff’s Office is still investigating this case.

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