The Brooklyn toddler who was severely beaten by her father on Father's Day has died, officials said.
Police said Taylor texted Nylah's mother on Father's Day and said there was something wrong with the baby.
But when Nylah's mother, 17-year-old Tammy Lewis, arrived to pick up her daughter, she found the little girl unconscious with bruising, swelling and lacerations on her face, the complaint said.
Taylor has denied hurting the child and claims she was accidentally injured when she fell off the bed and off a toilet seat.
Taylor was charged on Monday with felony assault for beating both Lewis and her child.
Nylah's father Shaquan Taylor could now face murder charges
Taylor's case was in the process of being moved to state Supreme Court on Friday. A spokesman from the DA's office said they will seek to upgrade the charges in the grand jury.
Nylah's father, 19-year-old Shaquan Taylor, who was arraigned on Tuesday and held on $250K bond, will now face murder charges in addition to assault and endangering the welfare of a child.
Lewis immediately picked up her daughter and ran out of the apartment upon seeing her face up on the couch struggling to breathe. "I don't know if he was on something".
Meanwhile, Facebook messages posted to Facebook by Taylor prior to Nylah's birth have emerged this week that appear to suggest he never wanted to be a father to begin with. "Told that lil b-h to get abortion (and) she tells me she is but still keep it".
"She's my first daughter, she's my blood", he said.
Editor's note: The video above is a PIX11 News report from earlier this week when Nylah Lewis was still hospitalized in critical condition. "Exactly why I hate that lil b-h". "'Just f***ed (that) hotty a**, that's it".
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