During Dad’s Visitation He Snapped – See What Happened To Baby Cheyenne.
WARNING: The photo’s below may upset many people, but I promise the pictures at the end will make you smile for Cheyenne!
After the birth of their daughter Cheyenne, Amy Owensby and her high school sweetheart James Davis Jr had separated. James was allowed to see their daughter on the weekends only. On August 12, 2012, Cheyenne wouldn’t stop crying and according to James he “just snapped.” To quiet Cheyenne, he admitted to shaking her violently.
He had fractured the infant’s skull, and her brain was bleeding. In the end, James was sentenced to 20 years in prison, suspended to 10 years and 5 years of probation following his release. There is no amount of time in prison that would ever be sufficient for this type of abuse on a child.
Amy said she dropped her healthy 8 month old baby off with her dad for the night and an hour and a half later got a call that would change your life forever. Her baby wasn’t breathing. She had been airlifted to Greenville Memorial.
“I somehow managed to get to her dad’s house right before she was taken,” Amy said. “I will never get the image of her lifeless body being placed in that helicopter out of my head. I remember holding her hand, giving her kisses outside of the operating room, fully believing I would never see her alive again.”
“Between crying so hard I was shaking and throwing up, I was begging God to please save her or to take me instead,” Amy continues to explain. “Right when I got by her bedside – seeing her covered in bandages, IVs everywhere, her leg was black from a blood clot, she was so swollen – my phone rings and it’s the cops saying James confessed to shaking her. The man I was in love with, my first love, my high school sweetheart, a guy I had known and shared a life with almost 10 years did this to OUR daughter. My whole world came crashing down.”
Cheyenne had to have half of her brain removed. For some time things looked bleak. She underwent many surgeries, but her mom still regards her as a miracle baby. Three years later, Cheyenne is thriving. Though she struggles with some everyday things, has seizures, and has some weakness in her right leg, she is doing just fine.
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