BIRTH: October 30, 2007
DEATH: July 17, 2008
Takyra, 8 months, was killed by her father. She showed signs of shaken baby syndrome. Police testified, in Genesee County Circuit Court, that Paul D. Powell II, 17, shook his 8-month-old daughter, Takyra Rene Banks, “for a period of about 10 seconds” because she would not stop crying. It only took 10 seconds to take his daughters life. He was 16 at the time of the murder.