TAKYRA RENE BANKS

BIRTH: October 30, 2007

DEATH: July 17, 2008

Takyra Rene Banks ~ 8 months

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.

OTHER LINKS:

Sixteen-year-old charged in baby daughter’s death

Hurley doctor starts effort to combat Shaken Baby Syndrome

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