Palmdale toddler beaten to death, mom’s boyfriend charged with murder

Two-year-old Zanai died of severe internal injuries consistent with hard blows to the back causing rib fractures, hemorrhages, a collapsed lung, internal bleeding and a pulverized liver, sheriff's homicide detectives said. Her mother's boyfriend is accused of causing the injuries in their Palmdale apartment while mom was at the store.

Two-year-old Zanai died of severe internal injuries consistent with hard blows to the back causing rib fractures, hemorrhages, a collapsed lung, internal bleeding and a pulverized liver, sheriff’s homicide detectives said. Her mother’s boyfriend is accused of causing the injuries in their Palmdale apartment while mom was at the store.

PALMDALE – A 23-year-old man accused of beating to death his girlfriend’s 2-year-old daughter in Palmdale last week has been charged with murder, authorities said.

Matthew Albert Worthen was charged Monday with one count each of murder and assault on a child causing death for the fatal beating of baby Zanai, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office.

The alleged fatal beating occurred on Sunday, Sept. 22 at the couple’s Palmdale apartment in the 200 Block of Avenue R, according to detective Q. Rodriguez of the Sheriff’s Homicide Bureau.

The child’s mother told detectives she left Zanai alone with Worthen for a few minutes while she went to the store, Rodriguez said.

“She returns six to seven minutes later and her baby is gasping for air, is groaning as though she was in some sort of shock,” Rodriguez said.

Matthew Worthen appeared in court Monday but did not enter a plea. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

Matthew Worthen appeared in court Monday but did not enter a plea. (Photo by TONY CHEVAL)

He said baby Zanai was “near death” when Worthen and the child’s mother brought her to Palmdale Regional Medical Center around 9:25 p.m.

“She had severe internal injuries consistent with hard blows to the back causing rib fractures, hemorrhages, a collapsed lung, internal bleeding and a pulverized liver,” Rodriguez said.

Baby Zanai died about an hour later, Rodriguez said.

Worthen was arrested Thursday, after a coroner’s autopsy report confirmed Zanai’s cause of death.

“The coroner said he’s only seen injuries like this in high speed traffic accidents, so you can imagine,” Rodriguez said.

The child's biological father Robert Skinner (shown with Zanai) believes both mother and boyfriend should be charged in his daughters death.

The child’s biological father Robert Skinner (shown with Zanai) believes both mother and boyfriend should be charged in his daughter’s death.

The child’s mother has not been arrested or charged in the incident so far. Zanai’s biological father, Robert Skinner, said both mother and boyfriend should be implicated in his daughter’s death.

“I want him buried under the prison and I think she should be right there with him,” Skinner said.

Skinner said he has barely slept since the incident. He says he found out about his daughter’s death via Instagram, when a friend posted his daughter’s photo with the caption “RIP” on the night of Sept. 22. Skinner said he began frantically calling his child’s maternal relatives until someone told him to go to Palmdale Regional, where doctors confirmed his worst fears.

“I’m devastated behind this, my whole family is devastated behind this,” Skinner said. “I understand now why half the time she would not let me have my daughter, because she knew my daughter was going to tell me that something was going on.”

Friends of the couple said Worthen had abused his girlfriend on several occasions, and baby Zanai was terrified of Worthen. They said Worthen had beaten his girlfriend so severely in July that she had to be hospitalized, and Worthen was jailed on domestic violence charges.

Rodriguez confirmed that Worthen was arrested for a domestic violence incident in July 2013, and that his girlfriend had filed a restraining order against him.

“There was a restraining order, a keep away order, however we believe it expired and we’re looking into that,” Rodriguez said, adding that Worthen had been fired from his job as an Emergency Medical Technician over “domestic violence issues.”

Skinner said he was in disbelief that his daughter was left alone in Worthen’s care.

“How could you leave our daughter with a man who, mind you, has already put his hands on you up and down? Then you have to get a restraining order against him and you’re still dealing with him? That’s crazy!” Skinner said.

Worthen was expected to be arraigned on the murder charge Monday afternoon at the Antelope Valley courthouse. He made his first court appearance, but did not enter a plea. Instead, the case was continued until October 16, and Worthen was remanded back to custody on $1 million bail.

If convicted as charged, Worthen faces a maximum sentence of life in state prison.   The case remains under investigation by the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.

UPDATED 10/16/13: Matthew Worthen was scheduled to be arraigned today at the Antelope Valley courthouse, however, the arraignment was delayed until December 4, according to the Los Angeles District Attorney’s Office. We will continue to follow this story.

UPDATED 12/4/13: Matthew Worthen appeared in an Antelope Valley courtroom today, but his arraignment was postponed again — this time until Dec. 17. We will continue to follow this story.

UPDATED 12/17/13: Matthew Worthen pleaded not guilty to the charges today. Read more here.

  339 comments for “Palmdale toddler beaten to death, mom’s boyfriend charged with murder

  1. Maria J
    February 1, 2014 at 11:17 pm

    This story broke my heart knowing a innocent baby had to die in the way she did. It broke my heart even more when I found out she was my cousin. For all of you ignorant people out there saying that this murderer isn’t capable of killing a innocent child really need to reevaluate yourselves. You didn’t know enough to realize he [removed] killed her. Point blank period. For the others saying my cousin Rob was a piece of [removed] dad and it’s his fault as well are smoking some serious crack. At the end of the day a child had been murdered. And all your dumb asses are thinking about is why the father couldn’t see his own baby. Shame on you! Always quick to talk [removed] but if the tables were turned it would be different? Go pick up a bible and go pray for forgiveness for being foolish. Makes me sick.

    Rob, I hope you get a chance to read this but I am so sorry for the loss of your baby girl. That beautiful child didn’t deserve any of the mistreatment she received. I know we haven’t seen each other since we were babies but family will always be there in the time of need. Whatever happens to that bastard in jail is way too good for him, but God don’t like ugly so he will reap what he sewed. Justice for Zanai!

  2. Ms.Renee
    December 17, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    This is a very sad case, but that baby is in a much better place. obviously God was taking her out of that cruel and painful situation. But I’ve read at least 10 comments on here that’s trying to make the biological father feel bad, and that’s so messed up how you people are coming at him, he had nothing to do with those murderer’s that killed his child yall don’t know his situation he could’ve been the best or the worst father but he’s not no murderer, I’m not saying he is a bad father and one thing I know from experience is that unless you can prove a mother to be horrible the court in Lancaster ain’t hearing nothing the dad has to say I’m a Mother and got full custody of my child in that court without a fight. So don’t blame him for something he didn’t know was going on because he had a monster for baby mother that would beat her baby or allow some guy to. As for the biological father my prayers are with you and your family

  3. naoma
    November 26, 2013 at 12:57 am

    My husband and I had one child who is now an adult. She was never beaten, slapped nor spanked in her life. I do not believe in hitting children. There must be a “special place” in the “hereafter” (I do not even believe in the ‘hereafter’) for people who abuse children. The Talmud (and I am not even Jewish) says that if you must hit a child — use nothing stronger than a SHOELACE. I was a beaten child and get sick when I see people hitting a little one.
    But, of course, you can do nothing…

  4. chelle
    October 26, 2013 at 10:27 pm

    WhThis piece of [removed] is gonna burn in hell for what he did once he goes to prison those guys are gonna kill him or hoe his baby killing ass out

    • Anonymous
      November 19, 2013 at 2:12 pm

      It’s interesting how everyone has tired and convicted him and he hasn’t even had his day in court. Another interesting thing to note is that Matt is the one that sat in the back seat with the baby and the mom insisted on driving and wanted to go to Lancaster, Matt recognized that she was in distress and begged her to go to Palmdale. and if you believed that a man killed your baby why are you calling him the next day wanting to get back together. This whole situation is sad and too comment on a situation when you weren’t there is unfair.. the trial will bring the truth out. The sad fact is that the baby was being abused.

      • mad
        December 9, 2013 at 5:17 pm

        sound like you know they murderer..

  5. brina
    October 21, 2013 at 4:40 pm

    Wow.. im shocked. He was in my class.. no wonder he’s been absent. So sad to see someone who had so much potential turn out to be a monster. I hope this poor baby receives justice . & May she rest in paradise. Her mother is just add responsible as well. She should face life also.

  6. oct14
    October 14, 2013 at 3:32 pm

    This is really scary to know that these kids were KILLED!!!, by being beaten to death. I want to know, what were these guys thinking? or were they on drugs, like Meth? I know they say they get a rage when coming down off drugs.

    So, take note, keep close watch on your kids, and if there is someone around acting weird like there on drugs, get your kids away from them. Keep them safe. If you know someone that you know there kids around someone on drugs, tell them these stories of kids being killed by being beaten to death. These guys HAD to be on drugs, to do this.

  7. nela
    October 14, 2013 at 1:09 pm

    At least he got life in prison.

  8. Jane
    October 13, 2013 at 11:01 pm

    Everyone has anger, hurt and pain. But the family must go one with life, please open your bibles, and get on your knees, for my God Said He who is without sin cast the first stone. Yes it’s terrible and it can’t be undone. But we need God to give the family and friends strength right now. There are enough people on here to come together and pray in unisense that this bad spirit be removed from all those who have. Pray for Gods righteousness. If you can’t find something kind to say then just talk to God and ask how you can make it better. There has been enough sin here. Let go and let God take this over. God is our mighty Father and he can heal all pain. Trust in him to do so. There are a lot of family and friends who need positive thought right now. Be there true friend pray with them lift them up. That’s what friends do in the time of need. No matter what happened pray! I’ve prayed for everyone who’s voices were heard on this site and I hope you will do. We don’t know everything and that’s ok. But we do know prayer can answer! Thanks so much to having a talk with God!

    • mad
      December 9, 2013 at 5:13 pm

      ya open your bible and close your door to men!!! make your children your priority !! this is crazy !

  9. Serena
    October 12, 2013 at 7:41 am

    This happens too much….Juliian D English born Aug. 7 2007 was murdered June 29 2012 by my sisters boyfriend in front of his two younger brother. He had a fractured skull and broken ribs. After beating and stomping him he threw him in his room where he suffocated to death. He was dead for 5hrs before the sob called the ambulance. And where was my sister? Attending class. She knew my nephew did not like him but still left him. He was charge basically as the man in the article and plea out for life (30 years) Most of you say the mom should get charged with her daughters death and i also felt the same about my sister. However, a year later she is suffering more than she would have in jail. She lost custody of her two other children and basically suffering from a meltdown. This mother to this beautiful death is going to suffer out of prison also because just like my sister she knew but didnt do a damn thing about it. She will know that her daughter is suffered and now 6 feet under because of her. She will hold her daughter clothes and toys in her hands and cry her heart out wanting her baby that she left in the care of a man she knew was violent. Justice will be done for this little girl in prison also so this coward more ways then one and i hope it hurts him 100 times more than he hurt this little girl. It’s sad that kids leave this world in pain. it sad to see that everyone knew this man was violent and didnt try to protect this percious child. My family was the same way with Jullian. We saw the signs but egnored them too. I suspected and did nothing and I live with that regret everyday. Its easy to say that you wouldnt sit around and let something like this happen to a child, but when it does you may find yourself unable to really process what is going on. Please dont fail any child as I have done. If you suspect any child being abused speak up. Dont live with regret as i have done. And single mothers stop putting these men in your children lives. If your child doesnt like your boyfriend always choose your child because the man is just your boyfriend but your child is a part of you. Rest in peace little angle. And god bless the family in this hard, sad time.

    • October 12, 2013 at 10:51 pm

      @Serena well said. THANKS FOR SHARING THAT STORY

      • Jade
        October 12, 2013 at 11:18 pm

        If you used to think that and no longer do you’re just as ignorant as your sister is and was. If she can lose everything and have a meltdown outside of jail, she can lose everything and have a meltdown inside of jail where she belongs. She should be spayed and he should be neutered. Her role as a parent was to protect her children. If she couldn’t do that, she should’ve kept her legs closed. Period.

        • Serena
          October 13, 2013 at 6:52 am

          I doubt you ever went through something like this…but anyways trust me I wanted her in jail also but guess what? I didnt get to decide that. I wondered why the DA didnt charge her with anything. After over a year yeah she free yet she’s not. God is punishing her for failing her son. I left it up to Him because i dont want to hold on to all this anger and become consumed by it. Yes Im still upset and hurt by it but now I see her and shake my head because out of jail she see everything that reminds her of her sin. Zanai’s mother more than likily wont be charged if she wasnt there. Yeah it sucks because it sucked for me but its up to the DA. But in the end she will suffer for what she did. I guess I was just telling people this as a way to cope with the feeling of unfairness if she doesnt go to jail that she will live in her own personal hell.

        • Lexasmom
          October 14, 2013 at 8:44 pm

          Come on Jade. That comment was unnecessary. She acknowledged her sister’s part in the child’s death. The child’s mother is obviously suffering. An eye for an eye in this case would not bring the child back. Let’s show compassion to the family, please.

      • ma
        December 9, 2013 at 5:15 pm

        I second that motion!! no mercy!

    • Andre Taylor
      October 12, 2013 at 11:52 pm

      Beautifully said God Bless you

    • Tee
      October 13, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      sorry for your loss Serena, this was well said and hopefully justice will be served. now look at Adrian Petersons Son, i’m Just as sick and tired of losing our children over a young punk that has to take all the anger out on these little soldiers. I’m sure your sister is suffering also. But if they start holding these women accountable for having placed the abuser in the paths of there children woman will start to think twice b4 they allow any man to be a part of there childs life. This man has put the mother in the hospital, I don’t believe this is his first time putting his hands on her child, the few times he did nothing happened and it was accepted so he continued to do it. Also, the biological father, I’m sure he has regrets, but its not the time for “would of, should of, or could of” people don’t listen to there kids, they r busy doing “them”. Hopefully ALL parents will start paying close attention to there kids and checking for marks and other things on there kids. Its sad, because no child should have to go thru anything like that. God Bless you

      • KnottieHottie
        October 22, 2013 at 2:21 am

        @Tee the mother wouldn’t let the father see the child & this court system leaves it up to the mother. The court will order support but you have to go back to court for visitation. The court system is set up against the father. If only you knew what this mother put the father threw you wouldn’t be so quick to think he could have done things differently other than stay with a chick who was a slutbucket and didn’t even know if the child was his at first because she slept with 2 other dudes! Anyway I hope the mother is charged because she knowingly left this little angel around this monster that the little girl was afraid of but kept her from her own father! She’s a P.O.S and left her daughter around a man that had just put her in the hospital 2 month earlier! What a dumbass! She deserves jail!

        • Dad
          November 26, 2013 at 12:52 am

          Thank Youu!


      October 22, 2013 at 1:09 pm

      Well said.. Thanks for sharing.

    • ebony
      February 2, 2014 at 6:46 am

      Amen!…my baby cuz will finally get to S.I.P…n thank u for coming foward with ur thruth…God bless u!

  10. tequila
    October 12, 2013 at 1:00 am

    smfh wow … god bless both parties

  11. Bob
    October 7, 2013 at 9:02 am

    What does the letters AV stand for? ANOTHER VICTIM! It’s a known fact that the Antelope Valley is the leader in child abuse cases. Welcome home child abusers.

  12. Young Saint
    October 5, 2013 at 7:47 pm


  13. Ohwoow
    October 4, 2013 at 7:21 pm

    Test both of them for meth and coke I bet…. A million dollars they come up positive!!!! Everyone out there do that stuff

    • Mike
      October 4, 2013 at 11:34 pm

      That’s a good idea that they both be tested for drugs, because one would have to have some kind of problem to have a continuing relationship with a person who has abused you on several occasions.

    • just me
      October 7, 2013 at 6:25 pm

      uh… he won’t. Being incarcerated an’ all.

  14. Kourtney C
    October 4, 2013 at 2:19 pm

    Smh Im still in shock about this whole situation!. When I got the news about my lil cousin I cried so many tears because she reminds me so much of my daughter. And its so sad because I never actually met her in person but was anxiously awaiting my chance to. R.I.P. Zanai

  15. Jason Johnson
    October 4, 2013 at 11:38 am

    I am utterly disgusted by this senseless murder. The mother needs to seriously serve time as well. Why stay with a person who is going to beat you and mistreat you like that.

    • sosad
      October 6, 2013 at 9:04 am

      This is extremely devastating..I don’t care how terrified of the man she is as a mother she should of protected her. That is what our children expect from us. I have been in a abusive relationship before and there is a way to get away,she obviously didn’t have it bad if she went back…for myself as a mother now I would have never left my child alone no matter what he said, I would let him kill me before he laid a finger o. My child.shame on her, she is responsible for this I hope she is he
      ld accountable for her actions.r.I.p little Angel your safe now.

      • ffields
        October 9, 2013 at 5:41 pm

        I believe she never left her alone with him…she sat right there and witnessed the whole thing.

        • Ace
          October 10, 2013 at 3:09 am

          Good point. I think so too! Spineless woman, and that story doesn’t add up “few minutes” at the store? Hmmm

  16. Natalie88m
    October 3, 2013 at 4:52 pm

    This is so tragic and to add to it both ignorant parents feel that they need to bash each other on social media. How are they even able to find the strength to log into instagram? Why do they feel the need to address the public, strangers, etc. Both parents failed this child. The mother feels the need to say how the father was never around, well if that is the case then this cannot be his fault at all right. I’m sure she didn’t know her boyfriend was going to take her child’s life but the truth of the matter is HE DID she is a weak female. She took back a dude that abused her and even worse she allowed him around her child. Its so obvious that both parents are shady individuals. Yeah we don’t know all the details because we weren’t there but this little girl was being raised by a single mother who made a horrible choice in a man. She has to be held accountable, people are upset, this happens too often. If I were her I would not be able to live with myself and I would take whatever I had coming. She needs to be a big girl now. Face what she allowed. We all have to pay for our mistakes. She made the mistake of thinking it was ok to leave her baby girl with her boyfriend, she shouldn’t get away with that. Plain and simple, this little girl was failed by BOTH of her parents just like little Gabriel Fernandez. Sad.

    • rita
      October 6, 2013 at 11:50 pm

      How is the dad a bad parent !?
      Mothers get full parental rights unless ordered by a judge!
      Read what it says Clearly! He didnt even know about what happend ! He found out his daughter died through instagram! Dont blame him cuz he logged on his instagram like uf it were a normal day.he did not know anything until he logged on!
      SHE needs to be held responsible.and let the father mourn in peace ! This is all the moms fault. Well the females fault she doesnt have a place to be called a mom

      • Cocoa79
        October 7, 2013 at 11:21 pm

        If he was in his daughters life he probably wouldn’t have to find out about her death on instagram! If he was in his daughters life he would know what type of situation his daughter was living in and could have been living with his but while her mother was being abused! He wasn’t in her life! If he was maybe she wouldn’t be gone now! I personally don’t blame the father, but if we gonna blame the mother why not throw Daddy in there too?? She didn’t kill her child, so therefore it’s not her fault she is gone!

        • October 12, 2013 at 3:44 pm

          Those new boyfriends always got a way to force the mother’s not to let their fathers see their children saying thing like you still [removed] him , and they manipulate these girls , no family to stand by them, I took a ass whipping but I left , my kids were going to see Their father grannies and anybody else they knew before I met your ass!

        • DAD
          October 13, 2013 at 1:51 am

          All You [removed] are Ignorant, lol, my daughters mothers MAN WHOM MIND YOU IS HER COUSINS EX BOYFRIEND, killed my child, lol TF would make u even think I wasn’t in my child’s life?


          • Luna
            October 23, 2013 at 1:01 pm

            Good for you DAD for standing up for yourself. I’m a step parent and went through hell and back with my husband’s wife to get custody of my stepdaughter. It’s a process people when you try to do it legally. It’s easier on the outside looking in to say the dad is a bad parent or didn’t want to be in his daughter’s life, b/c that may be happening to you. Some bitter miserable women want to keep their child away from their other families because they want to play the victim single parent or b/c they’re just plain miserable. Not all dad’s are bad. There’s more and more stepping up and trying to be a responsible parent if you let them.

            Not to generalized, but I pray that our Black community get it together. We need to stop having children young, stop domestic violence, stop gang shootings and start making better choices, start reading and learning (re-learning) our history and start being better role models for our children.

            The father is grieving. The family of the child is grieving. You don’t know his situation or how or if he was fighting to get his daughter. You’re critics are just an outsider looking in. Instead of pointing blame, I encourage you all to pray for the healing of this family and especially the biological dad that suffered a loss.


          • Julie
            October 23, 2013 at 1:49 pm

            Hello Dad,
            Prayers are with you..when you ask yourself what you could have done please know there is nothing. As an abused child myself I can tell you all small children who live in fear DO NOT talk about it…they live day by day..and in fear. She knows you love her….she knows still. A small child will not think ‘what day is my father coming’…small children take it day by day. I did not speak about my abuse until I was 13 years old…was sent to my grandparents home…and my abuser left the family when I was 17. I feel your pain and confusion, please take care of yourself. Your daughter looks just like you by the way….:)

      • October 12, 2013 at 8:09 am

        He knew his child’s mother was being abused by this guy he knew that she was put in the hospital due to a brutal beating he also knew that she had a restraining order against her boyfriend as well he knew all this information, information he could have used to go to court to gain custody of his child to prove her environment unsafe and her mother unfit he knew all of this and he did nothing. He is at fault just as the mother is at fault he had to call around to confirm his daughters death call not get up and go out and no one bothered to call him which implies that he wasn’t involved. This child was failed by both her parents and their families it was a known fact that this guy was abusive.

        • Diana
          October 12, 2013 at 12:31 pm

          I don’t agree with you on this one. The court system makes you provide HARD PROOF that the child is in danger. I know of many cases where the mother had drugs around their children and allowed sexual abuse of their children, yet the court still wouldn’t take them away and give custody to the father or the state. If the father didn’t have documents, pictures, and/or eye witnesses, the court probably wouldn’t listen to him. It all depends on what city, county, judge, lawyer, or influence you possess. Some places don’t take domestic and child abuse lightly, while others put these issues on the back burner. The father did say that the mother wouldn’t allow him to see his daughter, because if he had she would of told him what was going on. The mother had FULL custody meaning that the father didn’t have the same rights over the girl as her mother. My brother is fighting for custody of his children (good father) and his wife got mad and told him that if she doesn’t get what she wants he can’t see his children! Women do this to good men, good fathers that love and care for their children. So you shouldn’t make accusations about this man who is grieving over his beautiful little girls death. Have some sense of compassion.

        • DAD
          October 13, 2013 at 1:57 am


          I wonder whom you get your resources from, I THINK SOMEONE IN THE SITUATION WOULD OF COURSE HAVE ALOT BETTER AND REAL ANSWERS, it’s funny watching all of u swear you know everything, but have yet to ask, hmm interesting, enjoy your debates,


          • Luna
            October 23, 2013 at 1:11 pm


            Don’t waste your time and energy responding to the negativity. You do not need to defend yourself, although you did do it quite nicely. Any intelligent person knows there are usually two sides of every story. People will speculate, let them. As long as you and those important around you know the true story. Your daughter’s death was preventable and did not have to happen. The guy that did this was a monster and a mother that stood idly by after her reports of abuse by this same monster, is equally responsible and must answer to GOD for not protecting one of his angels here on earth.

            I feel for your loss and pray for your strength during this time of grief. Use your energy now, not on these blogs or comment boards, but towards keeping your angel’s memory alive. She will always be a beautiful kindred spirit. You have my prayers and sympathy.


        • November 25, 2013 at 1:03 pm


  17. cassandra nelson
    October 3, 2013 at 3:17 am

    The mother may have been terrified of this man she man have try to get ridit of him but he kept coming back even after she got the restoring order.
    It is people like that out here, she may have felt trapped if the police couldn’t protect her she may have gave in out of fear. Who know he may have instructed her not to take her daughter to the store out of fear she did what he told her.
    To go to the store in 8 minutes that was fast.
    Yes should have protected her daughter but she was to afraid to protect her own self I believe she felt some were inside of her rather it was her heart or in the gut of her stomach that he was a murder. I feel the fathers pain but he don’t know what it felt like to be in her shoes or go thru anything she went thru. Even if she goes to jail it won’t bring his beautiful daughter back. Some men over power woman vise versa, I apologize for both of their lost, this man really needs God the lord and his son Jesus Christ the lord. Any time something this happen these are real demons. I pray for all who are involved, may the lord have mercy on all of them. If the father headed about the man beating the mother before his daughters death it was his respondsbility to take her to court to get his child. I am not fault him or the mother I am saying it takes a village to raise and protect a child even a family it takes God his son Jesus Christ. I just thank God that they have this man to help him and that he can’t do this again.
    The mother and father should pull together with one another not apart. Were there is unity there is strength they must forgive themselves and each other.
    God the lord Jesus Christ the lord heals all wounds.
    I plead the blood of Jesus Christ over them.

    • too many babies...
      October 3, 2013 at 12:24 pm

      I totally agree with you. we don’t know the situation of the mother. maybe she was totally terrified of him and maybe he did tell her to leave the little girl when she went to the store and being that scared she just do what he said. it really sucks this little girl is beautiful. I feel so sad for her and her family. I completely understand where the father is coming from and wanting them both in jail. but investigators will determine that. what made me even more mad is that he found out about his baby girl on Instagram. this is why I think social media is a bunch of BS. people are so fried to use their mouth or face anybody anymore. may peace be with you and your family.

    • As
      October 4, 2013 at 10:46 pm

      I’ve read the story and I wonder how she could’ve gotten to any store in 8 mins. It says 200 block of east ave R so those are the cape or the apts right on the corner. The only stores around would be Albertons or te Mobil on Palmdale and division and I doubt they sell medicine. Anything could’ve happened but it just doesn’t make sense. I think both adults are guilty of the death of this poor angel.

      • me again
        October 7, 2013 at 6:30 pm

        You raise a good point.

    • Cocoa79
      October 7, 2013 at 11:25 pm


  18. sandra
    October 3, 2013 at 1:15 am

    No matter what anyone says, the fact is that this beautiful little angel is gone, both of them should be locked up, if this baby was that sick she should have taken her to the ER.. This baby was beaten to death, no sickness would make her have broken ribs, and come on a pulverized live one of them hit this baby, and now shes gone, maybe its for the best, GOD saw one of his angels in distress and decided she should come home where no one will ever touch her or lay hands on her again, I hope they both go to jail, and burn in hell.

  19. Beedaazzled2014
    October 3, 2013 at 1:06 am

    Wur think is the mother need be in jail to for know the boyfriendwas off his rocker,and just from wut he did to her,she needs a jail sentence to. I live in this town to many children have die from hands of there parents abusers. To the Game Thank you for love and supporting the dad and helping the Palmdale familyYet u are god sent and truly bless .

  20. #She'ssittingwiththeSavior
    October 3, 2013 at 12:14 am

    I cannot even IMAGINE the pain this baby suffered. Only demons can take people to dark places like this. Parents, raise you children in the Lord. Stop being so concerned about keeping up with this sick minded world…money, clothes, status. All of those things are distractions from satan, and a lack of wisdom allows us to fall for anything. Stop following false prophets. (Joel Olsteen, T.D. Jakes, Joyce Meyer’s( women can’t be preachers!! ~ biblical requirements state “A man of one wife” A woman is not a man, and therefore cannot have one wife. READ the word people. Read and break down God’s word. Stop letting others teach you what they want to believe. I can’t believe how many so called “learnered” and educated people just follow anything itching ears want to hear. Get wise People. God is not in the business of making sure we’re living the good life here. He wants us to live a Holy one. Our purpose is to Glorify God in all we do, Not Ourselves!!! I’m praying. Everybody start praying and seeking the true meaning of scripture. There is only ONE TRUTH!!!!! Teach it…and live it among each other. It’s a matter of life and death.!!!

  21. TheRealist
    October 2, 2013 at 9:23 pm

    It kills me how these women and “mothers” are on here talking like they was sitting on they couch chillin the night that this happened. If he did or didnt do this or if she did or didnt do this do you really think either one is going to tell the truth?!? Come on now! Family or friends on both sides need to be true to themselves. You are not for that persons best interest if you talkin about “FREE HIM/HER” and you know how that person is/was. Stop defending them cuz you DON’T KNOW!

    Honestly, the whole story sounds bogus to me. That baby was probably laying there damn near unconscious. But well stick to “she was barely breathing.” What mother would not call 911. Sounds to me they/he/she/whoever was too busy tryna get they lie together before they went to hospital. As I pointed out before, if you been on this chicks IG she is bashing her childs father rather than the man that allegedly beat her child to death. That’s a red flag for me already. I aint no detective but best believe they looking into all that.

    • Trinity
      October 23, 2013 at 1:26 pm

      What’s her IG? She should be in JAIL!!!

  22. None Of Yours
    October 2, 2013 at 9:15 pm

    Both the mother and the boyfriend need to be locked up.. She knew bloody well she was involved with a monster and had the nerve to leave that little angel in his care..

  23. Marjouri
    October 2, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    I don’t understand how someone can do this to a child. Weather it was the mother or her boyfriend that’s just sad. I would never bring a violent man around my daughter. I have a two year old as well so I know how it is. I’m young and dating is hard young moms need to put their priorities straight and see what’s best for their child. Obviously he had history of beating his girlfriend so why was he around that baby? This is why I don’t date. I have to get to know someone well before he comes around my baby girl. Rip baby Zanai

    • godfrey
      October 3, 2013 at 11:55 pm

      As I sit here and look at this little girl all I can do is cry. Only a monster can do a bad thing like this. As I write this I am in tears this little girl didn’t ask to come into this wicked world .If it is true that the mother beat the baby ,both of them need to be in Jail. But what is so sad that,this want bring this little angel back .All I can think about what this baby has went threw ,To all the women . don’t let these no good sorry men come around your children, and please put you children first and stop being so all about your self.R,I,P,little angel. Gone too soon.

  24. coco
    October 2, 2013 at 6:04 pm

    My question is if she came home and her child Wasnt breathing right why did she not call 911

  25. AV Resident
    October 2, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    RIP to the beautiful little baby. Condolences go out to the family & friends grieving right now. Something here just doesn’t add up…it’ll be interesting to see what the coroner says in their report along with more information the investigators get. Obviously from just the replies on here people seem to be sharing more of the “he said she said” story and we’re able to get some inside scoop. Hopefully the police can do something with some of this info to help the case and not just make it an “open and shut” case.

  26. U guys don't know ish
    October 2, 2013 at 1:22 pm

    I don’t believe he did it. I know ayisha (the mother) and she used to beat the [removed] out her daughter on a daily. I think she beat her too far this time and blamed it on him !

    • GG
      October 2, 2013 at 4:24 pm

      Then why didn’t you report her or call the police when she beat her daughter “on a daily?”

      • AM
        October 3, 2013 at 4:11 pm

        I agree if you knew she was supposedly doing this why didn’t you call Child services or the Authorities so she is just as much to blame all of those who knew she all go to jail dammit. So tired of these innocent baby being brought into this world for a welfare check yes a welfare check then discard and beaten to death by their own mothers and fathers a low life girlfriends and boyfriends. Wild animals take better care of their babies then some of us humans.

    • very mistaken
      October 2, 2013 at 4:53 pm

      You wanna know how they KNOW it is Matt? The deep tissue bruising matched his fist size, not Ayisha’s. furthermore, on her back was an imprint of a ring he was wearing.

      • You a lie
        October 2, 2013 at 5:20 pm

        Your a lie. U must be one of her friends because no reports were given with this information…

          October 4, 2013 at 4:05 pm


          • You a lie
            October 7, 2013 at 1:57 am

            Like I said! That is key information! You must be an idiot! Oh wait maybe your one of the mothers friends….

    • anna
      October 2, 2013 at 8:28 pm

      I know a dude named Traveyon ?right now that has custody of his 2 year old daughter and beats the baby all the time, leaves her alone while he visits people and even though he had his own room, he slept in the babys twin bed with her, in boxers, walks around almost naked….he is in Lancaster too, but I don’t know where….if you know his [removed] turn the [removed] in…..

      • Jess
        January 19, 2014 at 8:14 pm

        Do him..this is a child you are talking about and that man has this little child’s life in his hands..Please call the police and report what you have seen or witnessed.

    • Bullshit
      October 3, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      You sound very stupid if you seen her beating the [removed] out of her why didn’t you say any thing. I can’t stand [removed] like you that sit here and talk you could of made a difference but instead you kept you big ass mouth closed now you trying to open it keep they [removed] to your self now no one care what you half to say smh

  27. my opinion
    October 2, 2013 at 11:33 am

    I believe the mother did it hours before left the baby in the house with him for alaby (how ever u spell it ) that baby would’ve been hollaring she was only gone for a few minutes it’s only common sense it happens before the baby stopped crying and the injuries where already set in from hours beforehe prob was in the house not paying no mind tthat the child was hurt and she came back and blamed him . I think he had no idea that that baby was beaten and had those injury I’m sure he would’ve called somebody or got some help he was a emt I think she set him up

    • Right
      October 2, 2013 at 1:30 pm

      That’s exactly what I said! I live in Palmdale right down the street from them . I also knew Matt and rather he put hands on the mother or not he wouldn’t have done no [removed] like that. Everyone keeps saying ” if he beat her then he beat the baby” but he NEVER touched zanai ! I know that because I hung around him and ayisha (the mother). She used to punch on that baby ! Now she went too far and blamed him. Ayisha is not innocent! She used to hit Matt and slap him. She got a restraining order out of anger ( like lots of [removed] do) and felt stupid when she wanted him back. Her friends lied saying she was hospitalized . That story was NEVER confirmed ! You people believe every damn thing without reading in between the lines . He should have left her ratchet ass alone when he lost his job but she begged for him back . Why do u think the biological father (Robert) doesn’t speak to her!? The [removed] is loony. She killed that baby and blamed him. Now she’s sitting here like a damn victim !

      • Danny
        October 2, 2013 at 9:05 pm

        Wow I can’t believe how stupid you people are!

        He’s a POS and she’s a POS enough said.

        October 2, 2013 at 9:59 pm

        I BELIEVE Yu 200% …Sad Shame On The Mother’s Part!!

    • October 2, 2013 at 1:45 pm

      He was the violent one. Not that your story for her ALIBI isn’t possibly plausible, however, children with body masses that small and injuries that severe can not survive hours and not decompensate.

      And remember, he was fired from EMT job for violence. You can not hold a job in which you are in contact with the public and a mandated reporter, yet be an offender.

    • cocoa79
      October 7, 2013 at 11:36 pm

      Ok if that was the case wouldn’t he hear the child crying as the mother was punching her? Why didn’t he stop her? Oh I know why, cause he did it!! Duh

  28. tatiana
    October 2, 2013 at 8:11 am

    so sad. I have a little girl and i couldnt even imagine. RIP beautiful!

  29. Grandma
    October 2, 2013 at 8:09 am

    This is so sad……young ladies you can not stay with a man that puts his hands on you….it never gets better. My daughter was with an abusive guy and put up with it for 3 years……she got pregnant by this fool and realized she could not have her baby being abused. She left and did what she had to do to protect my grandchild . Because he was hitting her he ain’t layed eyes on my grandchild. She knows he hasn’t changed as of yet. This mother should have protected her child from this dude. If this baby was sick ,I’m sure she was irritable and cranky and probably cried when her mama left and this fool tried to beat her quiet.

    • tahtah
      October 2, 2013 at 1:28 pm


  30. James Sosa
    October 2, 2013 at 6:23 am

    Justice will be served ! This matt kid doesn’t know what he is in store for!

  31. danielle
    October 2, 2013 at 5:09 am

    im so sorry for his lose I dont understand what person in there right mind would leave their child wit someone who beats on them whether going to the store or going to get the mail I cant even imagine the pain that child felt it brings me to tears because I have a child

  32. breakinmyhouseBANGBANG
    October 2, 2013 at 4:18 am

    RIP Zanai. The needle for Matt and Mom would be fair I think.

  33. shanita brantley
    October 2, 2013 at 4:03 am

    I just want to cry myself this crazy. why lock her u to because if a mam would beat in you then u know what he would do to your child i can’t believe. that you left that baby with that man you should not have nothing. to say as a mom u now better you should of protect your child if u didn’t care about your self I’m sorry. that child lost her life because of u not thing

    • ohmystars
      October 2, 2013 at 9:32 am


      • #IJS
        October 2, 2013 at 9:47 pm

        What…. You need to reread the comment you left lol #school

        • jay
          January 10, 2014 at 8:31 pm

          Can someone help me with contacting the father robert skinner

  34. Sad
    October 2, 2013 at 2:49 am

    How sad. A “man” that puts his hands on a woman or a child is not a real MAN! I hope his mama is feelin real bad for raising such a joke. How yall gonna sit there and talk about this dude like he is somethin special and he killed a baby? Yeah the mama needs to be in jail too cuz even if she didn’t hurt the little girl no woman should allow a dude to beat her especially where there is a baby in the house. Come on people this [removed] need to stop. RIP baby girl….rot in hell killers!

  35. Mrs Got the info
    October 2, 2013 at 2:44 am

    I know Matt and I’ve seen him date more then one women ! She is the only one that has EVER been touched and I’m not making an excuse but if he would have left that hoe alone like everyone told him he wouldn’t be getting blamed for what the mother did! She used to punch that little girl from what I heard and now it’s all blamed in him. He should have never touched her period and I mean (got with her) . Now she’s free and no longer in jail while he’s talked about like a monster . His children are now in danger because psychos are harassing his children’s mother bringing more innocent children in it! He has a four year old and two year old. He was an awesome father . He decided to get with the wrong female. Now he gets to live with regret…. Pray for the girls family but I hope they question the mother! She’s a liar!

    • Sad
      October 2, 2013 at 2:51 am

      Its her fault he put his hands on her? Its her fault he pushed her and now killed her baby? Open your eyes that baby didn’t deserve that. A lot of people wont hurt their own child but someone else’s kid they will. How can you feel good about yourself defending a killer?

    • mia
      October 2, 2013 at 3:05 am

      [removed]. They need to burn his [removed] alive. N [removed] hus kids he shouldn’t of did that to that baby. Maybe if it was one of his kids u would feel better [removed]. Cook that [removed]. That baby didn’t deserve that. He have two kids he have da right to beat on n dats what he should of did beat his own to death

    • fed up in lancaster
      October 2, 2013 at 7:15 am

      Mrs got the info!! You must be crazy or something yourself! Did you think your comment was going to make us all say “oh poor Matt, its not his fault he got with the wrong femsle and KILLED her baby” and you say that the mother was the only woman he ever hit. What are you a fly on the wall that follows him around? And she wasnt because he hit the innocent little girl! Your comment has only made us more angry. And you lack of intelligence and compassion are so disgusting. You literally make me sick.

    • L-Rock
      October 2, 2013 at 8:40 am

      Don’t make any excuses for this POS! It’s so disrespectful to this poor child who was killed by this POS! And to the family that is left to bury this little girl!!
      A violent person should never be felt in a position where they can harm a child! Period! And yes the mother should be questioned as to why she would allow her child to be around this man and worse left alone with this man, after he beat her so bad she had to be hospitalized herself!! Yes question her on that!
      But there is no excuse for this POS, his behavior or his reason for killing such a beautiful little helpless girl! If knew him, just assume you don’t anymore!!

    • sooo mad!!
      October 2, 2013 at 9:39 am

      you are so damn stupid for saying.what yiu say!! You even say it “from what i hear”….. you should get hung just like him and the mom. No mather what the reason you should NEVER but than i really mean NEVER put your hands on anyone but to beat up a child…… My wish for the boyfriend and the mother would be to get raped, beat and finaly killed in jail. I will never understand what a person has for crap in there head to think you can even get away with it. Stop making excuses cause it only makes you look like the idiot you are…… R.I.P. lil angel.

    • Tiffany
      October 2, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      yeaa your probably one of his other ho’s..your pretty stupid just cUSE YOU “KNOW” him don’t know what he really does he is obviously not gonna go tell people he knows that he beats children and idiot don’t know what he does..him and the little girls mother and maybe you should go rot!!! hood rats

    • TinaK
      October 6, 2013 at 8:35 pm

      He has other children? Good Lord!

  36. James Huff
    October 2, 2013 at 2:11 am

    My prayers go up for the family and May GOD bless the family to deal with this ordeal and have peace and closure, in JESUS CHRIST’s name, Amen!!!!!!! The mother should get charged with murder and child abuse as well for using negligent judgement.

    • cynthiayooung 64@
      October 2, 2013 at 2:33 am

      Its so sad that this baby had to endure that pain and go thru the agony god help this situation

  37. James Huff
    October 2, 2013 at 2:00 am

    My prayers go up for the family and May GOD bless the family to deal with this ordeal and have peace and closure, in JESUS CHRIST’s name, Amen!!!!!!!

  38. smooth_operator
    October 1, 2013 at 11:44 pm

    lets remind you that the dad that i know personally is making himself out to be a god..

    dude is the biggest pile of [removed] i have ever met

    breaking into houses that he once lived at because he didnt pay rent.. punching some random guy in the face.. using and abusing girls.. ive watched him flip out on girls & his baby mama… he has a domestic past as well..

    thats WHY he couldnt see him kid..

    robert KARMA is a [removed] if you were a decent person this would of never happen… but youre not.. you couldnt even man up to take care of your own kid..

    • what is wrong wit ppl
      October 2, 2013 at 7:52 am

      so what your saying is because he did bad [removed] in his life his baby deserved to die because karma is a [removed] how un[removed] sensitive of you regardless of the [removed] he did that childs mother is to blame a long with matt if he was whoopin ur ass what in ur right mind makes u think he wont do it to ur daughter if got a restraining order why the [removed] was he in ur house in the first place?? u say he was [removed] up up the the boyfriend was worse and she kept him around her daughter so what does that say about her???

    • None Of Yours
      October 2, 2013 at 9:13 pm

      Are you kidding me? You think this is Karma? This isn’t karma, this is travesty and you have some nerve trying to blame this on karma. Who gives a damn about the fathers past? His past has nothing to do with his baby girl being beaten to death..

  39. BPrez
    October 1, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    My condolences to the family and praying for the mother to never have children again and make sounds decisions even though she should be in jail for child neglect! Matthew worthen will get his repeatedly in prison hopefully for the rest of his life..but if someone in prison decides to take his life so be it! It hurts me to know that he tortured that pretty little girl and left her to suffer before she died

  40. lovehim
    October 1, 2013 at 7:58 pm

    even if he “didnt do it” they both should be charged because neither one of them stopped the other from hurting this child or called the police as soon as it happend poor baby

  41. Mrs got the info
    October 1, 2013 at 7:31 pm

    I know him and I heard his side. The mother beat that beautiful little girl and left to the store not thinking she caused much harm. I know Matt and Matt has two children of his own . He doesn’t even hit his own kids so why would he hit her daughter!? You people have a right to feel how u do because this article made him to look like a monster. As for the domestic violence he pushed her and she fell into objects .

    • TheRealist
      October 1, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      It really hurts me to see this mess. It’s even more sad that this idot got family really out here talking about he’s innocent. First of all regardless of what he says or the mother says nobody knows what was going on in the comfort of their home. The mama was probably getting beat on a regular and the little girl probably was too. I dont give aF if he has two other kids that he never whoops. The issue is this was NOT HIS KID! The blame of course is not only on him. Its the mama. WTF would you sit there and let a man put hands on you, put in the hospital, get a restraining order and still have this man laying up in your house? These young mothers really need to stop laying up with these BOYS, taking they crap just to say they have a man. If he has never hit that little girl. I can guarantee she has seen him beat the hell out of her mama. So of course she would fear him. I personally cant see a mother beat a 2 year old child like that. But i will say she neglected her. && she too busy bashing her baby daddy instead of the man who “allegedly” killed her child. Again, RED FLAG: NO TELLING WHAT REALLY HAPPENED. Not only leaving her there with him but just staying in that relationship she failed to protect her daughter. October is Domestic Violence awareness month. If dont nobody know anything about domestic violence this is usually what it leads up to. It gets worse and worse and somebody usually gets killed. Prime example is when Avions baby got stabbed to death by the father. She had experienced DV also. Why you think she didnt “meet him” outside to talk or get the baby. She feared him. This really hurts my heart but I am glad that baby is now passed. No telling what she has seen in her 2 years of life she can now rest peacefully with GOD. Best believe this case is not done being investigated. May the truth come out and Justice be served for this little angel.

      • Aa
        October 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

        Totally agree. Poor baby. May she rest in peace.

      • Ms. Love Bug
        October 1, 2013 at 10:18 pm

        I agree with you a 100%! We don’t know what is going on. I hope the truth comes and I pray for the biological father of this little girl. May God Bless your family during this time.

      • Brina
        October 2, 2013 at 2:32 am

        @Therealest. I totally agree with you, I couldn’t have put it better myself. She fell into objects! Kmt this person is insulting the memory of this beautiful little girl. If you know so much y don’t you put yourself forward as a key witness. Ridiculous

      • nika
        October 2, 2013 at 4:39 am

        well said theRealist

      • PREACHER
        October 2, 2013 at 6:04 am

        The bible teaches that when one take’s life your life is required of thee. regardless who may be guilty.Both party’s as a mother she should have not set her child in that place of violence the moment he struck her the first time THE MOTHER that should have been first sign . She put her child in danger.As for him he’s not a man he is a coward to beat a little girl or a women. Both are guilty!! the bible said it’s better to have a millstone tied about your neck and cast in the sea then to mess with GOD’s children…..they will get there’s. Vengeance is mine saith the lord and I WILL REPAY!!! The glory of it all is she is singing to Jesus.

      • L-Rock
        October 2, 2013 at 8:45 am

        I completely agree with you!!

      • October 2, 2013 at 11:34 am

        This happens way too often. It is horrific. Both parents share in the blame..bottom line is the bio father should not have been kept out of the picture.

      • Lotus
        October 2, 2013 at 2:10 pm

        Regretfully Mother’s do beat and kill their babies everyday in this society. Many of them dump the bodies, then report them missing. Mothers who friends can not believe they did anything, who have no history of violence or excessive anger can and do slaughter the very people they are supposed to love and nurture. That is just a fact of life, and if you can’t see that you need to REALLY look at some National News. Toddlers getting beaten to death for having problems being potty trained. Children being locked in cages, and closets for days, weeks sometimes months at a time. Honestly start paying attention to what is REALLY going on.

    • As
      October 1, 2013 at 9:33 pm

      Maybe he wouldn’t hit his own but that baby was not his. And if he was capable of beating the mother he is capable of beating the mothers child. You say pushing and she fell like its not a big deal.

    • Mother of a 2year old girl
      October 1, 2013 at 9:35 pm

      you sound like a damn idiot, he pushed her & she fell into objects. Are you a victim of domestic violence because you sound naive ass hell. Do you live with tht man do you know his day to day activity because if so then cool but if not you can’t say what that man doesn’t do because you aren’t there to physically see. Whether he did it or the mother they are both at fault !

    • Mrs. Love bug
      October 1, 2013 at 10:08 pm

      You sound so dumb to believe that.

    • deborah
      October 1, 2013 at 10:21 pm

      what is the name of the apartments so i can go light a candle

    • Joy
      October 2, 2013 at 1:56 am

      How The Hell Does A Push That Results In Her Falling Into “Objects” Leave Her Hospitalized??? If He Isn’t The Monster They Create Him To Be Then Why’d He Get Fired For DOMESTIC VIOLENCE As Well?? Im Not The Judge,Jury Nor God So I Can’t Judge This Guy But The Truth Will Come To Light And Him Or Her Mother Will Eventually Have To Answer To The Big Man Upstairs!!!!!!

    • mia
      October 2, 2013 at 3:10 am

      [removed] his side n u to. He pushed her n2 an object really u sound real [removed] stupid that’s what any abusive man will say. He should of beat his own kids to death maybe u [removed] dats on his [removed] will feel better. He need to b burned alive. R.I.p to the beautiful baby girl. How would he feel if somebody did his ugly ass kids like that. He is a monster that need to b killed

    • Truth
      October 2, 2013 at 5:14 am

      If he wasn’t violent then why was he dismissed from his job due to domestic violence? Why did he beat his girlfriend so bad she needed to be hospitalized? You must be one of his crazy girlfriends.

    • Blessed 1
      October 2, 2013 at 4:12 pm

      No he choked her and almost broke her larynx that’s what the domestic charge was for and I know that for a FACT

  42. Brian
    October 1, 2013 at 6:52 pm

    I’ve held this little girl in my arms. She was so full of life and always smiling. I cannot believe someone would harm ZiZi. She didn’t deserve this. My heart goes out to all that cared about her.

    • shawn denise davis
      October 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm

      No she didn’t deserve that r any other child that’s still a child n is completelywrong i read this n my heart broke n i almost cries this is a tragic because i have two girls n a boy my youngest is 3 i wish a mf would he would b dead before the police n corner come cuz that body would b gone u can bet that up. But he deserves the death penalty damn the bail wht the help was the mom thinking anyway parents need to check their bf/ gf cuz to much is goin on b they have to many cray mfs out here smh.

  43. johnny
    October 1, 2013 at 3:40 pm

    That p.o.s better rot in jail and get [removed] till he bleeds a slow painful death for what he did! and for those ignorant people saying he didn’t do it should die can you sit behind a screen and read this article about a baby dying and defend the bastard that murdered her??! for gods sakes have a heart and think about that innocent child instead of that monster…God has no mercy on baby killers of any kind! MAY HE ROT IN ETERNAL HELLLLLLLLL!!!!!

    • smiley
      October 2, 2013 at 4:05 am

      Both should be charged. But this POS. that’s piece of [removed]. His Soul is require in HELL. They waiting on him. Don”t worry Johnny. God has the last word.

  44. jaron
    October 1, 2013 at 1:41 pm

    damn I knew matt since [removed] was goin to pete knight he the homie in all but we need justice fr this one

  45. NoDramaGramma
    October 1, 2013 at 1:05 pm

    I am a grandma that has custody of her grandsons due to mom not being able to provide for her kids and wasting her welfare money on crap,supposedly selling the kids food stamps and being homeless. THANK GOD DCFS handed the kids to me! Biological dad is violent and hasn’t complied with court orders. When DCFS did a background check on moms boyfriend something showed up. Not any kind of criminal items, but as the social worker put it ” Something that put up a warning sign for me” she said he should not be left alone with them. That’s good enough for me! These kids mean the WORLD to me. I will NOT allow them to go off with mom if the boyfriend is around. I just don’t trust mom enough not to use good judgement. I will fight tooth and nail for these kids if the biological dad ever shows up too. Whatever it takes to keep these kids safe. I wish DCFS could have gotten involved with this family. And I agree with what someone had said about getting them involved. I feel bad for the dad and pray for comfort for him, but why didn’t he call DCFS and tell them he wanted the child removed and put in his custody due to domestic violence? Or any other family member on either side? I truly truly hope if something like this is happening in your family, that you move into action!

    • munchie
      October 1, 2013 at 1:15 pm

      From the sounds of it the biological dad was not aware hence why he said. That’s y she wudnt let me have my child because she knew she wud tell me something was rng. Findin out about ur childs death online is horrific I think he’s gone thru enuf without bein criticized. The mum ddnt even have the dencey to call him and say the child was hospitalised I’m sure he wanted the best for his child

    • anyone
      October 1, 2013 at 7:07 pm

      @ NoDramaGramma (since you put yourself out there), RE: your daughter. Let’s hope you don’t make the same mistakes with these kids that you did your own.

      • NoDrama
        October 5, 2013 at 8:39 am

        Well, some kids just don’t want to comply. I let her choose to live with her dad as a teen. He was supposed to take care of her. Her choice to go. I made mistakes, but what parent doesn’t?

    • GMom
      October 1, 2013 at 8:06 pm

      I truly agreed. I’m a Grandmother too, and raising my Son kids. Mom can have her life with boyfriends. For sure I know my babies is safe and sleeping in a warm bed. These Mother’s need to think about the welfare of their kids first and STOP allowing Tom, Dick and Harry about their kids.

  46. meika
    October 1, 2013 at 10:40 am

    Im so so sorry to hear about Zanai she is just a beautiful little. Im prayer goes out to both parents. Zanai did not need any of the abuse that child is very innocent. It hurt to hear about this. I have 6kids and out of 6 one lil girl man it really hurt to hear this.

    Death is an enemy. But when jesus returns, God has promised to wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain for the old order of things has passed away.

    Dear father, May you healed, in mind, body and soul. May they come to know that all healing proceeds from you lord. Please, Comforting Spirit, show them what it means to let go the hope that others will be their cure. You lord please be their healer in this quiet hour. amen

  47. Lala
    October 1, 2013 at 9:43 am

    She will be in our prayers & ihope they catch the bby killer

    • James Sosa
      October 1, 2013 at 10:21 am

      Let me guess, the baby fell and hurt her self. Didn’t you read the article?
      “The coroner said he’s only seen injuries like this in high speed traffic accidents”

    • me
      October 1, 2013 at 12:06 pm

      They already caught him …its ur cuzzin

      • James Sosa
        October 1, 2013 at 12:53 pm

        I wouldn’t be proud or claim he is my cousin.I just want to see justice served!

    • Tolala
      October 1, 2013 at 6:15 pm

      You are in lala land.

  48. Lala
    October 1, 2013 at 9:39 am

    My cuzzin n law did not do it he dnt even whoop his own kids

    • Debra
      October 1, 2013 at 10:17 am

      Who did it Lala?

    • dasia
      October 1, 2013 at 10:20 am

      Yes he did [removed] she was left alone with him stop defending a child killer i hope those men inprison rip him a new [removed].how can you defend a man who killed an innocent 2 year old get your dumb [removed] out of here

    • Taylor Petty
      October 1, 2013 at 11:18 am

      It’s a shame that because this is your “family” you overlook him doing wrong. That blood is thicker than water mess is played out.

    • London
      October 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

      Your stupid af if you taking up for someone just because he was your “family” and y’all wasn’t even blood related at that. If he beat his girlfriend before , what makes you think he didn’t beat that innocent little girl. And in the report it says, she feared him. Nah idgaf if he yo family, he beat that little girl for no reason. I bet if it was your child you would NOT be saying that. -.- anyways Rest in Paradise Zanai ! <3

      • louis
        October 1, 2013 at 3:25 pm

        I think she did it…Matt didn’t beat her he pushed her and she fell into something..she was trying to keep him frm leaving.If he did it he deserves what he gets but he says he didn’t do it.

        • pissed mother of two
          October 2, 2013 at 8:03 am

          were u there??? were u always around when one of his own kids did something he didnt like to see how he reacted to them??? were you there when fell into something?? or are these things that he told you…both they ass need to go to jail point blank period….

    • Ari
      October 1, 2013 at 12:00 pm

      guess the boogie man did it…

    • me
      October 1, 2013 at 12:05 pm

      Lala its pretty stupid that u can’t admit the obvious the mom left to the store came home and the lil girl was dying .I say charge the mother as well for being so stupid in trusting her boyfriend wuth her daughter now a lil angel is dead.well now prison dudes will take care of him

    • Tito
      October 1, 2013 at 12:13 pm

      Your “cuzzin n law” needs to die in a torture chamber. What a pathetic loser to kill a child! I can’t wait to read in the paper when this chump gets killed in prison.

    • Taylar
      October 1, 2013 at 12:40 pm

      Completely agree with you. There is no way Matt did this!! He has two kids of his own and would never lay a finger on them. Something doesn’t sound right. What responsible loving mother would leave her child with someone she recently said beat her? Why is the courts not questioning her? Did they question her?

      • shannon
        October 1, 2013 at 1:31 pm

        Um sorry you are in shock but the child was left on his care -_-. He did it

    • shannon
      October 1, 2013 at 1:32 pm

      But he whooped his gf. So what makes u think he is innocent? Seems like his whole family is mental

      • Blessed1
        October 1, 2013 at 2:00 pm

        They are

    • Cocoa79
      October 2, 2013 at 5:18 am

      Lala shutup! Your cousin in law??? Hes not your family and there is no such thing as a cousin in law. Stop trying to be down with the family cause your not family ok, dummy! Your husband is probably whooping your behind since they are related, and controlls your opinion. Your best bet is to sit back and mind your business before the mothers family whoops your but and trust me your in laws will not care! He killed that baby. And if he didnt still be quiet, your too close for comfort. Keep your opinion to yourself. Miss wanna be down with what your husband family is going thru!

  49. truth
    October 1, 2013 at 9:23 am

    GOD Bless that poor child and her suffering at the hands of a demon. Sad example of mothers and fathers treating each other like their presence is replaceable or expendable. Social workers and welfare alike. Mothers and fathers feel it is their individual right to “move on” and the system sometimes disassociates the families between siblings and further. Instead of food stamps and gubment jobs for mothers and unemployment and ricidivism for fathers, why not give these young parents a gore guideline and a fair start so that MAYBE they can have more to teach these young impressionable babies about virtue and faith instead of risk and consequences. Bless.

  50. louis
    October 1, 2013 at 8:38 am

    Matt didn’t do that.

    • James Sosa
      October 1, 2013 at 9:18 am

      then who did?

    • Debra
      October 1, 2013 at 10:18 am


      • Mrs got the info
        October 1, 2013 at 7:27 pm

        Matt didnt do it! The mother did it and blamed it on him!!!!

        • TheRealist
          October 1, 2013 at 9:24 pm

          If he didnt do it why didnt he make a plea. Cuz if it was me or any other LOGICAL human being that was being charged for murder but is really innocent. I would scream to the judge NOT GUILTY!

          Was my mama the only woman who told me if any man puts they hands on a woman they a Punk A$# Bissshh?

          They gon get his ass in prison. Then let’s see who’s bad

        • Mad as Hell
          October 2, 2013 at 4:38 am

          If the ***** didn’t do it and the mom did. Why didn’t he called 911, when the mom left for the store or called why she was still in the house with him. Why because HE WAS THE ONE WHO KILLED THAT BABY. THAT’S WHY HE DIDN’T STOP IT FROM HAPPENING OR CALLED FOR HELP. HE’S AN ***** THAT WHY. REST IN PEACE LIL ANGEL

          • Cocoa79
            October 2, 2013 at 5:10 am

            Matt did do it! And if he didnt he should still br in jail for sitting there letting her do that bull[removed]!! You dont punch a damn 2 year old. If i see a stranger doing that to a kid im gonna lose it! Much less me sitting there letting a kid i know and love get hurt! He did it! The mother should be locked up for not killing his ass, not for killing her baby.

  51. No Excuses
    October 1, 2013 at 8:35 am

    This is absolutely a tragedy, it breaks my heart for that little girl and what she had to endure. I personally think the mother is responsible for this horrible act as-well as that baby killing boyfriend. She failed to protect the baby plain and simple she knew of her boyfriends violence because she lived it, she lived it enough that she got a restraining order on him. That tells me she was in fear of him, however she took him back. (which happens and is common). I have been in abusive relationships more than once and I took back my abuser more than once so I can relate in some ways, On that note and don’t get it F’d up I’m certainly not proud of it either. My daughter saw some terrible things with me being abused. That haunts me to this day and I”m certainly not receiving any mom of the year awards for that portion of my life. I never filed any restraining orders on any of my abusers I just eventually got out. However, I also have a daughter who never was punished by these boyfriends period! I would have been in prison anyone ever hurt or even tried to hurt her. My daughter is now 19 years old.

    Never would I even allow a boyfrind to put his hands on her period, he shouldnt have any authority to be punishing her at all!!!! I don’t care what I was going through I would have always protected my daughter. I would have died for my daughter and I would have gladly taken my childs place than for her to suffer at all. I would never let some monster of a man or some random spousal abuser for that matter hurt my daughter. Like this mother should have tried to do for Zanai. Period , End of story.

    I dont know if the mother was at the store or if she was actually there when this whole thing transpired, but I doubt this was the very first beating this child endured. That’s hard to believe given the tragic ending this baby had. That sweet innocent child was beaten to death. Thats intense, its one thing to be shot but to be beaten is so much more personal.

    There is nothing in this world that could cause some grown man so much anger that he needed to take it out on a little girl. Dude needed a punching bag, or maybe someone his own size or that was to challenging he apparently preys on the weakhe most certainly could have used some therapy cause dude is wired wrong. This little girl should have had the opportunities to grow up, get married, have children of her own and grow old with someone.

    This killer deserve the death penalty and deserves to get his ass kicked everyday in prison see how tough he is then, maybe he might endure a little of what zanai had to endure, the only difference if he get’s his ass kicked its gonna be by grown men someone like him, hopefully bigger. There is a big /huge difference on what zanai endured,she was just a little innocent child who didnt deserve this. It brings tears to my eyes when I think of this little sweet beautiful child who died at the hands of someone her mother brought into their lives and the mother needs to take some responsibility for this she knows what her part in all of this is and /or was… we may not know it but she knows it and whatever it is she should feel ashamed of herself because she could have changed this horrible outcome by not taking him back or keeping the restraining order on him or renewing it, whatever it takes. Something else was way more important then herself and her child. This is just a shame because this shouldnt have happened.
    RIP Zanai may all your days be happy and joyful forever and always!

    • Debra
      October 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

      Inmates dont like baby killers.

  52. James Sosa
    October 1, 2013 at 7:57 am

    This is very sad. Whats wrong with people now a days? Robert Skinner, I’m sorry for your lose.

    Matthew Worthen, i wish you nothing but the worst! People like you don’t live long in prison.

  53. alice
    October 1, 2013 at 7:51 am

    The boyfriend should get a bullet to the head and save taxpayers the cost of housing him for the next 50 years.

    • justbeingreal
      October 1, 2013 at 8:51 am

      Definitely a bullet will do the job, instead of us taxpayers having to house him.

    • Elizabeth
      October 1, 2013 at 4:36 pm

      at alice… i dont agree with a bullet to the head… he needs to suffer like this child did..he torture this lil girl defenseless… who does that to a lil girl only 2 yrs… what is going on! What is the mom thinking leaving her with a piece of [removed]!
      Mom is fully responsible for her death too…! this just hurts me alot to read horrible news
      There should be a law for this [removed] that take lives of lil kids , they need to be torture in jail by inmates, eye for an eye
      Hope he gets what he deserves….RIP lil angel

  54. A caring father
    October 1, 2013 at 6:14 am

    Now I understand why King Solomon was so wise. He never once passed judgment without knowing both sides of the argument. You people have judged and condemned all involved

    • A Loving Mother
      October 1, 2013 at 6:36 am

      Thank you Caring Father. Hopefully all the negative comments will stop. This is not a social media site. Please people lets try to keep all comments uplifting for both families.

      • tybaby14
        October 1, 2013 at 9:26 am

        My heart goes out to the family and hopefully the other women out there in similar situations can learn from this tragedy

    • Vivian
      October 1, 2013 at 7:59 am

      Passing judgement? The guy killed a child. I don’t need to hear any other side of the story. There is NO justification for killing a child EVER.

      • James Sosa
        October 1, 2013 at 8:40 am

        Nicely said!

        • GMom
          October 1, 2013 at 9:55 pm

          At Caring Father & Loving Mother. You can’t called it passing judgement. Passing judgement is when you actually don’t know the mystery of what happen. The people can judged when it’s already judgement between both parties without a mystery. People are speaking on the reality facts and feeling strong emotions for this sweet defenseless precious little girl. Don’t knock the people for feeling they way they do. They are acting out as if it was their own child. Is there any wrong with that? If the news people did not want this to become a social media, they wouldn’t allowed any post comments. Actually this is how they are getting their news article ratings.. Don’t target the people, bottom line the child suffer before passing into a better future to be in the ARMS OF THE GREATEST ONE GOD HIMSELF. Precious Zanai don’t have to suffer anymore. My heart goes out to the Father and His family of Zanai and to the Mother family.. Back to Caring Father and Loving Mother- if you never had lost a child in somebody else hands- you can imagine what it feels like. I am a mother and thank the support from the media who shared the pain I endure from losing my Child in a different way but at somebody else hands. And Yes, I wanted that person to rot in jail. But I had to find my healing through Jesus Christ..

          BLESSED TO ALL..

      • disgusted
        October 1, 2013 at 9:42 am

        People who kill the children in their care should be given the death penalty.

      • The Judge
        October 1, 2013 at 10:13 am

        Exactly!! This was not even deemed a “possible homicide”. This was downright murder. Baby killers are the lowest of all scum. Can’t even pick a fight with someone their own size. They’re such inadequate, pathetic human beings and they know it, otherwise they wouldn’t have to abuse, torture, and kill innocent children who are physically incapable of defending themselves. You’re damn right I’m gonna pass that judgement on anyone capable of such a horrendous act and I stand by it proudly. Somebody has to give the poor little angels like Zanai and Gabriel a voice, for they left our world way too prematurely due to these insignificant monsters and can not speak for themselves. Maliciously killing a child is wrong on every level, completely inexcusable, and I’m sick of people in general using religion as a way to minimize the responsibility of those who abuse or kill children or those who can just willfully and purposefully hurt, manipulate, or wrong others period. “Oh no, let’s not judge. Only God can do that.” Uh sorry, but no. This world can be such a sick place sometimes and I don’t see how myself or anyone else here is doing anything wrong for speaking the truth, a.k.a. “passing judgment”. It should be automatic in any moral person I would think… I personally could care less what “the bible” says anyway so miss me with that one, but for argument sake, if the deity it refers to really is God, I’ll tell you that he created me with an innate sense of right and wrong mixed with a decent amount of intelligence and anyone who can do something like this is a disgusting waste of human life who deserves to be punished to the fullest extreme (and I can’t fathom how anyone with even the slightest bit of morality and/or mental activity could disagree with me or truly think it is wrong to judge this situation). Actually, I did not know it was something up for discussion or subject to opinion in the first place. When is killing children acceptible? It is just wrong. That’s fact. Period. Plain and simple. End of story. I will never turn the other cheek or look the other way for any creep who victimizes children. That would be an abomination. Anyone who can read this story and not “judge” is just as sick, especially with this stuff happening in our own community, our own back yards… Can that concept seriously not initiate some sort of emotional response on a personal level? It should be personal to all of us. What if it was your child “Caring Father”? I doubt you’d be so quick to preach about judgment, unless of course you were the abuser/murderer yourself…

    • BELLA
      October 1, 2013 at 8:54 am


      • elizabeth
        October 1, 2013 at 4:37 pm

        I agree with you 100%

  55. October 1, 2013 at 4:40 am

    The father of this little girl needs to be hurt and feel guilty for the rest of his miserable life too, right along with the baby’s momma. He saw what was going on around his daughter and yet DID NOTHING TO SAVE HER!!!!!!! NOT a damn thing. He didn’t file for custody. He didn’t get a restraining order to protect his daughter from that vicious beast criminal boyfriend. He didn’t do crap to intervene on his daughter’s behalf. But now he want to talk about what should happen to the mother? Clown! You could have saved your daughter’s life, but your own selfishness and your fun and your partying was more important so you just left your daughter in the care of a silly baby momma and a violent abusive fool. I want to knock their heads together. I’ve never seen such irresponsibility, selfishness and ignorance. Some people really should not breed.

    • Toya
      October 1, 2013 at 5:19 am

      You sound stupid you must didn’t read it right the father didn’t know what was going on he didn’t find out until the death of his child

    • ann
      October 1, 2013 at 5:56 am

      Evidently you didn’t read the story…
      Amazing how people judge and don’t know crap. Must be very Rosy in you’re home???

    • Daniell
      October 1, 2013 at 6:28 am

      You sound very uneducated you all like some people shouldn’t breed as if they are dogs ..please keep you ignorant thoughts to yourself re read the article because it obvious you didn’t comprehen if you think the father is wrong n for you to assume he’s party just shows how low you are

    • sweetness
      October 1, 2013 at 6:58 am

      Y would u say some hurtful [removed] like that…. this man has lost the best part of his life… u dont know his situation…. he probably tired to get custody of his daughter but couldnt…. only god can do the judging young lady….

    • you need to read the story again
      October 1, 2013 at 7:11 am

      I am not sure why you are blaming the father. He DID NOT know what was going on. It said now he knows why the mom didnt let him keep her long. How do you even know if he knew about the abuse the boyfriend did to the mom .. all that could have come out after. The mother should also be arrested. It is one thing is she wants the crap beat out of her, but do not let anyone around your kids that does that.

    • mika monique
      October 1, 2013 at 7:53 am


      • Blessed1
        October 1, 2013 at 2:03 pm

        Yeah he didn’t push the issue with seeing his daughter at all or didn’t take it to court

    • Kela
      October 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

      WTH is wrong with you. How in the living hell could you fix your mouth to say the father needs to be held accountable? You are delusional, the father didn’t know dummy. I wonder what story you was reading, because this post is ridiculous.

    • tybaby14
      October 1, 2013 at 9:38 am

      Deborrah Cooper i understand your anger and this may seem harsh to ppl but the same energy they put into other things ……the father could have made an effort to find out why she wasn’t letting him see his Daughter

    • latoya
      October 1, 2013 at 6:56 pm

      get your head out of your own [removed] debrah what a stupid remark

    • Linda S
      October 1, 2013 at 7:28 pm

      @Deborah – Wow! that’s one of the cruelest comments I’ve EVER seen with regards to the father. YOU are arrogant, ignorant and must have zero compassion. There is so much more I’d like to say to you but, they probably wouldn’t post my comment.

    • In Hind Sight
      October 1, 2013 at 9:45 pm

      Why is anyone blaming the father? Maybe he could have tried harder for his custody rights but I mean how many times in life do we put off a phone call to a family member or pass up an opportunity to hang out with a friend or procrastinate on something important till the last minute? And before I get the “But that’s his child, it’s different” comments, I’d like to ask this… How many of you lay your head down in the same house as your children but honestly have no idea who they really are because you’re so busy working that the opportunity to spend quality time and really talk and get to know them comes few and far between. More of you than you’d admit I’m sure. What if your child unexpectedly died? I’m sure you’d wish you didn’t work all that overtime. Even when the intensions are pure like sacraficing that time, working your ass off to provide for your children, the loss of one of them could have any of us seeing flaws in our behavior, ways we could have been better, things we could have done differently. But this is so easy in hind sight. We all make mistakes and sometimes don’t even know how severe they might be until it’s too late to change it anyway. Go back to a week, month, or year ago. I’m sure this father didn’t anticipate his daughter’s death to come before her third birthday. Had he known, I’m sure he would have done things differently. Looking back after the fact, there are times in life that we all would have made different decisions. But hey, coulda shoulda woulda… unfortunately we don’t get the option to see into the future and know just how urgent or immediate our situation really is. Even though we know death to be inevitable, we often take life for granted without bringing to the conscious the reality that any of our clocks could run out any minute now, even right now. All we truly have is the present and I’m sure that this father will regret learning this the hard way for the rest of his life. That’s tragic to say the least but it doesn’t put him at fault in any way. Use some logic and common sense here. Put yourself in someone else’s shoes and have some compassion. There are real villians in this story, let’s as a community take a stand and care about one another, help those in need, guide the confused, notice the bruises on the neighbor infant girl or her mother and offer information, support, and access to knowledge of community resources. Sometimes the smallest act of kindness or selflessness can put into motion a whole different chain of events than could have been and could make all the difference for the better. But you never know anything until it’s too late and by that time people are so busy pointing the finger in the present situation that they lose sight of the bigger picture. Then before you know it, another innocent child is gone, victim to those in her own house who are supposed to teach her love, trust, and security. Meanwhile, we all continue to scrutinize the grieving family or other people who weren’t even there and argue over who’s to blame and to what extent… Its a damn shame…

    • Ms B
      October 3, 2013 at 1:07 pm

      How do you know he did nothing to save her Deborah Cooper?? You were not there you do not know what he did or did not do. In your crusade to protect black women you blind yourself to any argument that does not line up with your warped thinking. Unless you were there, knew the mother and father personally and this child you do not know s*** about what really happened. You are basing your statement on assumptions limited information. He had no idea what what going on. You call him a clown? you are the clown for your twisted commentary on blame the black man for everything and hold up the black woman as innocent no matter what she does. As a black woman I say people who are guilty mother or father should be held accountable not just one gender or race because you are filled with self-righteous hate. You need your head examined.

  56. wowzzers
    October 1, 2013 at 3:13 am

    The lame excuse, sorry sack of a ” mom ” should be punished to the same extent!!!.screw her for allowing this piece of crap near her and that innocent girl!!..I hope they receive equal punishment!!!

    I’m sure they were crying in the ER when they realized they were both gna be caught!!. Hell has two openings waiting!..its up to God if he wants to have mercy on them!..they’ll need it

  57. Sadden
    October 1, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Heartbroken!!! Very sad and this has to stop!!! That poor baby doesn’t what he did to her

    • to sad
      October 2, 2013 at 7:18 am

      Its crazy how this could happen…
      The mother is not telling the whole story. I do believe he did it…
      But she was only gone 7 or eight mins. And came back and her daughter was near death…
      It just seems like its more to it he probaly beat her earlier in tbe day and she became non responsive later.. and tnen she decided to take her to the hospital im not going for that only was gone seven or eight mins crap

  58. Stephan Jones
    October 1, 2013 at 2:14 am

    the only negative thing i have to say about this mother, is how in the hell is [removed] still breathing when she got home and was her precious lil child like that, that [removed] should have stabbed to death

  59. ......
    October 1, 2013 at 12:38 am

    He don’t need to be sentenced with murder with just the maximum of life in prison he needs to be charged with CAPITAL MURDER ( with the maximum of the death sentence )

    • marlo thomas
      October 1, 2013 at 3:19 am

      This is not a man for one, THAT BEAUTIFUL LITTLE ANGEL, put him a cell with all women, strapped then all men, then sissies for life

  60. Silma Ramos
    October 1, 2013 at 12:35 am

    This is sad ! A damn shame I hope that [removed] ends up in kill n I hope they kill that [removed] in there ! I’m so damn mad n upset that this damn mother could be so [removed] stupid n leave her baby girl with this dumb [removed] ! Knowing damn well that he beat on her n EVERYTHIN wat makes u think he won’t beat on the baby ! Lord knes this is mosty likey not the first time he hit that baby !! :( I have 2 bbies and I don’t leave there side idgaf who u are I don’t even trust there father n he’s a great father but u never know ! I will never leave my kids with no1 ever !!! This is why I can’t date or see no1 this is my fear I will forever be single [removed] the bull[removed] ! Lord knes I would kill for my bbies ! I wish a mf would ! I don’t understand why mfs beat on bbies !? Why !? They don’t even kne better or can’t fight for there selfs !!! Smh I hope they kill that son of a [removed] n I hope the dumb ass mother goes to jail!

  61. Michael
    September 30, 2013 at 11:53 pm

    Death penalty, Place him in a cage and let people beat him to death just as he has done!!!!

    • lovely
      September 30, 2013 at 11:59 pm

      I agree

      • getthat[removed]
        October 1, 2013 at 8:46 am

        its just so many lies with the mom frist it was said the baby died in her sleep now the truth is out they need to get that [removed] too period The Game talks about it hes even [removed] up about the real put that [removed] in jail

    • Lori
      October 1, 2013 at 1:32 am

      Yes!!!! Indeed! But instead they will be feeding this beast in jail 3 times daily! [removed] that!

    • ebony
      October 1, 2013 at 3:05 am


  62. AFriend.
    September 30, 2013 at 11:52 pm

    Matt, what happened brah ?
    We were supposed to record together and start kicking it more often.
    I mean we JUST talked on campus a week ago man.
    Rest In Peace to the girl, I’m hoping this was just a freak accident.
    You’re too young to have your life get messed up like that brah.

    • shannon
      October 1, 2013 at 1:33 pm

      Freak accident? Get real

    September 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

    So often these women keep their children away from the biological father. Children need their fathers in their life. …to protect them, guide them. It takes two parents.
    SHe selfishly kept the biological father out of her daughter’s life. Wonder if the father would have been able to save his precious daughter from this monster and this “mother”

    • Disgusted with people
      September 30, 2013 at 11:51 pm

      She did not keep the father away. He chose not to be there.

      • Michelle
        October 1, 2013 at 12:27 am

        He (biological father) made every attempt to see and have his daughter. That piece of [removed] “mother” would not let him have her, yet had no problem having Matt put his hands on the little girl and MURDERING her! The mom should be charged as an accessory. I will be notifying DA of consisting to press those charges!! RIP Zanai

      • Deborrah
        October 1, 2013 at 4:44 am

        Exactly. He had options here to put things in place to protect his daughter. No woman can keep a man’s child away from him unless he allows it because of his lack of devotion to the child. It’s “easier” so they let it go that way and blame the mother instead of availing themselves of their rightful power as an active father via the courts. With the abusive boyfriend around, the father would have had a lot of leverage in the court system to at least get TEMPORARY custody with a review in six months to a year. That’s done all the time. But he did nothing. Now his daughter is dead.

  64. lovely
    September 30, 2013 at 10:18 pm

    this question has been going through my mind as I read all these comments

    • Disgusted with people
      September 30, 2013 at 11:17 pm

      You people don’t know what you’re talking about. This is my family. There has been many a women abused by men and unfortunately go back. A woman in that situation never thinks he will abuse their child, especially when it’s never happened before. My cousin will endure a lifetime of hell losing her child in this manner at the hands of someone she had a relationship with. The last thing that she needs is this public ridicule. What you all need to do is pray for her and the family.

      • lovely
        October 1, 2013 at 12:25 am

        She was weak and as her family u guys didn’t have no idea she was in trouble? And if u did why didn’t the family come together and have an intervention? Any body in their right mind or better yet common sense should have know at one point that this child could be in danger, (seeing that it wasn’t his kid so technical he didn’t give a damn) so why didn’t know one step in to help the little girl? Cause apparently the mom was way past the point of help. You guys could of saved that little girl. Ooh let me guess it wasn’t yall business. And now everyone is trying to justify the moms actions knowing she wasnt wrap too tight

        • Disgusted with people
          October 1, 2013 at 1:21 am

          Once again, you people have no idea what you’re talking about. It’s so easy to sit back talk trash and pass judgement when something does not effect you or your family. No one is trying to justify anything. I will pray for you just as I hope you will pray for my family. At the end of the day we still have to lie a baby to rest.

          • Tre
            October 1, 2013 at 4:56 am

            Disgusted with people, I know your family is in pain and I will pray for you however for mother I want your family to know she knew. I am a mother and a survivor of domestic violence. I left for the sake of my kids. I knew if I stayed my kids and I would be die. I understand that you guys believe that she had no idea but she did she was just in denial as I was. I had a daughter and I did not want her to think all men were that way and did not want my boys to be abusive because they saw their dad be mean to momma. She knew just like I knew that it was a look in their eyes or the way the said things that the angry fit would start. I pray God gives her a peace of mind because it still haunts me today and I left six years ago. My kids did not loose their life because I left for them to live.

        • Logo
          October 1, 2013 at 2:34 am

          Lovely, I soo agree with you. How stupid could the so-called mother be knowing this guy beat the HELL out of her, and she still left this precious child in his care. Oh yea, her ass is just as responsible for this child’s death and she should be in jail just like him. Surely someone had to keep the child while the mother was in the hospital, so, someone knew something in the family. This is soooo sad.

      • Mary
        October 1, 2013 at 1:12 am

        Sorry but your cousin was sleeping with the devil. And we all know the devil don’t sleep…. She was well aware of the kind of man she was living with she knew his violence first hand . Put a restraining order on this person and then she is right back with him like nothing , Believe me if a woman wants out ,you get out ! simple as that… This woman left her beautiful child with this woman beater ! What did your cousin think ? That the baby would be safe while she went to the store for 5 minutes come on it only takes a second … Sorry but your right! your cousin is going to have to bear this horrid burden because she turned her back for that one second and trusted a man who can not control his anger and gets his kicks by beating a woman, The bad thing is that more likely your cousin will face charges herself due to the restraining order …One more thing you are correct this could happen to anyone. even family members do this heinous crimes to family… I really don’t know what else to say but hope God mends her broken heart……

        • yhnay
          October 1, 2013 at 6:02 am

          listen come on now why didnt she take that lil girl to the store with her.u leave her in the house with a guy that beats you. once that would of happen i would been left smh. then u said u came back 5-6 mins ago that’s. a long Ass time smh R.I.P to the good dieing young i don’t. know what i wouldn’t. did if that ever happen to be. i know. one. thing the both need to be handel.

        • LordHaveMercy
          October 1, 2013 at 7:10 pm


      • LaRonda
        October 1, 2013 at 5:53 pm

        I so agree with you young lady. If misjudging a person were a crime, then yeah, she would be rotting in hell. It’s not a crime. Plus we all have misjudged others. I read the mothers responses to Roberts outburst on IG. On how the Game gave money for a burial, and Robert Skinner didn’t give all the money to the funeral home. How he wanted the mother to get an abortion, how he never paid support for the child, and was basically an absent father. I notice that there is a fund set up by Robert Skinner for the child. Also I posted a commented on smooth_operator IG, that basically said him and the mother should communicate with each other, that IG wasn’t a great forum for either parent to air their dirty grievances. He deleted that comment. If the comments aren’t to his liking I,e beneficial to him, there deleted. It seems to me, that Robert Skinner wants to profit from the death of his precious daughter, always saying the mother wants sympathy. The mother deserves our sympathy. There is nothing greater than a mothers love for her children. My deepest heart felt sympathy is for Zania. May she rest in heavenly peace. 1 thing is for sure. She will never hurt again. Rest now my angel.

        • LordHaveMercy
          October 1, 2013 at 8:01 pm


      • October 2, 2013 at 1:23 am

        I agree!

    • September 30, 2013 at 11:18 pm

      She should be in jail…

      • Disgusted with people
        September 30, 2013 at 11:29 pm

        Why? she didn’t kill her child nor did she allow it. The baby was sick and she went to the store to get some medicine.

        • lovely
          September 30, 2013 at 11:48 pm

          How are u going to say she didn’t allow it when she left her child with someone she knew from experience was abusive. Autopsy dont lie. And a question to if she wasn’t your family member would u still feel the same???

          • Disgusted with people
            October 1, 2013 at 12:01 am

            Yes I would feel the same way in this situation rather I was related to the parties are not. I am a mother by blood & one by marriage. I can’t begin to comprehend what this feels like for any mother. We carry our children in our bodies. You can’t get closer to another human being than that. Yes, she used poor judgement by staying in an abusive relationship. How many women have done that? The only difference is she will pay for it for the rest of her life. She does not deserve to be burned at the stake for her naïveté. She did not think he would hurt her child! She’s not the killer, he is. Place the blame where it belongs, on the murderer not the mother.

        • disgusted with YOU
          September 30, 2013 at 11:58 pm

          Are you serious? she didn’t allow it? She left her vulnerable two year old baby with a man that beat her so bad she had to be hospitalized! If the baby was sick she should of sent him or took her with her. In fact she shouldn’t have been with the sick motherfker anyway. Men that beat woman will almost always turn on the children, especially if its not his own. IF she doesn’t care enough about herself, she should at least have cared enough about her child. she is suppose to protect her not leave her in the care of a monster, that she was afraid of. She left her with the boogeyman. She should have to go to jail too. I hope this haunts her, I hope she can’t eat… Can’t sleep… I hope it eats at her mind. She deserves no peace.

          • Disgusted with people
            October 1, 2013 at 12:06 am

            I feel sorry for you that you have so much hate in your heart. Praying for the mother, father and family is the only thing anyone should be doing right now. This is a horrific tragedy that one may never recover from. I’ll pray for you & your venom.

          • lovely
            October 1, 2013 at 12:09 am

            I couldn’t say it better myself. By the grace of GOD that lovely girl is n a better place. Its so sad that she had to suffer the way she did.
            And anyone who don’t believe that the mother is responsible as well need some couch time.
            Because if two people decide to commit a robbery and during that robbery one of the two people end up killing someone even though the other person didn’t pull the trigger they are going down for murder as well. Its called accessory.

          • Disgusted with people
            October 1, 2013 at 1:05 am

            If you’re in the car when someone commits a crime you are an accessory to unless you tell on the criminal. She’s not an accessory to killing her daughter because she was not involved in hurting her child nor was she there when the incident happened. Once she found out what happened she told authorities everything they needed to know. Therefore your metaphor is incorrect lovely.

          • Lolo
            October 1, 2013 at 2:55 am

            You know, Ms. Disgusted, you’re just as disgusting as your cousin for defending her trying to keep her out of jail. You claim you’re a mother, if this child was I’ll, why didn’t she send him to the store and she tend her sick child. So, your argument makes no sense. I guess stupidly runs in the family. My hope is that the DA takes a very good look at this case and see that this child gets justice. She is just as guilty as Casey Anthony. I save all my sympathy for the child ONLY!!!!

          • Toni Cosgrove
            October 4, 2013 at 5:33 pm

            Totally agree with you……letting an abusive man into our life is harmful to the child.Leaving her alone with him , with no one to protect her, was leaving her baby in danger. That man has no busineess in her life at all. An punk who feels he has to hit a woman, especially beat one, deserves a life time jjjail sentence so he an get beat on too. As for the father, he has no room to talk. He knew his ex was hospitalized and did not have his act together enough to take his daughter out of a dangerous situation. Wasnt there anyone at all willing to protect that little angel from all those weak and lame people.Here she was sicck, and not one single person was there protect and care for her as she deserved…how scared she must have been.May she rest in peace, as she sure didnt have it down here.

        • ive been there in so many ways!
          October 1, 2013 at 3:51 am

          Let me say this! Its is a damn share and very heartless!!!!i read this 1 time and the main question that everyone came up with was why isnt she in jail? Now how about what was the baby doing before her mother left? Why did the boyfriend do thus was it because she was having a tantrum or something or did he just get up out of no where and start beating this angel!? No one knows it wasnt stated! Now why must we bash people because of there opinion? We all haven a right aint Nobody. God! Why did the father find out on instagram if she wasnt keeping him away? Why didnt she send sos messages if she was that scared to leave him? Its never easy to leave an abusive relationship she risk your life everyday looking for cover hoping not to get caught….did the mother think or even know. He was gonna get killed if she tried to leave? Im a mother of a one year old and i can relate to both side but i will say its no excuse and i dont approve Of this! My son was came home black and blue in the thighs and long story short i got full custody. I had to prive myself to the authories that its not me its his dad. Now i say this to say this walk was tough but she right you never know when of if anyone not just man will turn on a child. Mind you this is his his father. Now i dont play that the tinys scats i got question and when he said my son was crying too much i put a stop immediately and called dcsf. Now a days abuse. Is so out there you hear a crazy case like this and say damn not again. I can give you thousand of cases th as t been publish due to abuse as nd the cc question still remains why? Now we will never know the truth because the angels is gone in heaven….sadly to say this is a terrible lesson. Learned now if i was her I wouldnt be dating anytime soon and my goal will focus on the strength of gaining SELF RESPECT AND CONTROL! IM SORRY FOR THIS ANGELS FATHER AND MOTHER….WHO AM I TOO POINT FINGER WHEN I DONT KNOW THEM? But I will ask the question why would you leave your child when he went oops upside your head. Numerous time? Also notice theres no age posted how old was the mother … this will answer alot this will let you know her state of mind. I can go on and on and write a novel but let me say theres no law that can ever punish this crime as needed! Theres four side to this story theres, the mother, the boyfriend and the angel above and the only one that will tell the truth is the Angel! My heart weep for both parents and for different reason and my last feekings are angry mad as [removed] and eye for an eye but then the christian side if me drop to my knees and beg God to talk to this angel….i wish yall well and im praying for you all!!!!! Oh btw mother innocent until proven guilty

          • i can relate
            October 1, 2013 at 3:58 am

            Sorry for alk the typos. I just got very emotional replying to this….a

        • yhnay
          October 1, 2013 at 6:27 am

          Bull[removed] thats even worst. now the baby was sick [removed] that [removed] like i said they both need to burn in hell family. no family i just hope the dad stay strong.and y didn’t. no body call the dad when it happen. he had to fine out on social. network. it make so much since

        • Nicole
          October 1, 2013 at 10:53 am

          The man could have gotten the medicine. The girl was likely sick from being abused. She left the man with her child, knowing he liked to beat helpless people. She could have called the father and told him to bring medicine. She knew the child was scared of the man and medicine is not that vital to leave an abuser alone with your kid and sex is not so vital that you keep an abuser in your home.

        • munchie
          October 1, 2013 at 1:35 pm

          Why did she not have the decency to notify the childs father that she was dyin.I mean y he gta find out on insta.thatys disgustin!!!

        • December 6, 2013 at 9:56 am

          What TF where do u get the idea my Daughter was Sick And Her mother went to the store!? That’s is by far the dumbest bit of [removed] you could have said!

          Stop thinking you know when u have no idea…just kno the [removed] is a liar.


    • September 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      why was she keeping the child away from the biological father?

      • Disgusted with people
        September 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

        She wasn’t. You can’t believe the lies that everyone tells.

        • SoSad
          October 1, 2013 at 9:00 am

          @Disgusted with people you keep telling people not to believe the the lies and don’t blame the mother and everything else. The facts in the situation is the boyfriend was abusive, he beat her to where she had to be hospitalized , there was a restraining order, she left her child with him, and the child is now dead. Those are all facts right? So looking at these Facts it’s going to be only human that people look at this story and comments and give their opinion. So why are you getting upset. You being her family and knowing so much more then we know, what did you do or try to do that would of prevented this situation? Probably nothing other than give your cousin your opinion. And that is exactly what everyone whether wrong or right is doing

    • Mary
      October 1, 2013 at 12:54 am

      I agree ! mom gets a restraining order for abuse . So then mom leaves her daughter in the hands of a woman beater . I think she should be right next to him in that cell block .. Sorry there is no sympathy for the mother for losing her beautiful innocent child to the person whom she left in the care of… God bless this beautiful baby… May the judge who gets this trial pour down his vengeance on this baby killer..

      • Disgusted with people
        October 1, 2013 at 1:32 am

        Mary we don’t need your sympathy. The Lord’s Grace and Mercy is all that we need. Thank God, only He has the final say. Only He can and will judge.

        • With deepest sympathy
          October 1, 2013 at 6:20 am

          My heart goes out to you and your family. This is a horrific tragedy and it’s best that you stay off these sites reading and responding to the comments from the ignorant and self-righteous. Your cousin made a mistake that she’s going to have to live with for the rest of her life, and she’s going to need her family support and love to make it through this time. I will keep you and this beautiful child’s entire family in my prayers.

          • Disgusted with people
            October 1, 2013 at 11:40 am

            Thank you so much With Deepest Sympathy. I truly appreciate your prayers. You’re so right, I have no business on these sites. No need for me to discuss a family tragedy with strangers. When you happen upon one you just get caught up in the pain that you’re family is going through and how insensitive people are.

      • truthis
        October 1, 2013 at 11:17 am

        Truthis that they say believe none of what you hear and only half of what you heard. The media doesn’t give you the whole story so we really don’t know WE WASN’T THERE!!! I feel like the truth will come out eventually….Still tragic however because ABUSE IS REAL…..I WILL PRAY FOR JUSTICE for this innocent baby….My question is this all thishappened in 7 mins I can’t fathom that!!!

  65. Paula R
    September 30, 2013 at 9:51 pm

    RIP little angel, God please give comfort to her dad,family n friends that really loved her. I don’t under stand how this things happen I just know it’s heart breaking how could you as a mother put your bb’s in harms way??? :.(

  66. meli
    September 30, 2013 at 9:41 pm

    Why is it that they have to beat on little innocent baby’s what kind of world is this where a 2 year old gets beaten to death my 5 year old goes with me anywhere and everywhere I go you pack your child their snacks a small lunch take extra clothes and something to entertain them and you take your kid with you wth is wrong with these mothers today come on lets give our kids a chance and a life and childhood they can look back on and remember good and positive memories there is help out there for DV don’t let a man or a woman cloud the mind our kids are #1 priority !!!!!!!#!###
    Poor little baby I pray she’s in peace it’s unimaginable to even think of all the pain she was in I would die for my little girl !!!!

    • lovely
      September 30, 2013 at 9:55 pm

      I agree but you know what they say love is blind and make you do stupid [removed]. my kid is my life and it’s nothing in this world I wouldn’t do for him. and a grown person putting hand on a little girl like that is ridiculous. im just curious about what was going through his mind. She couldn’t defend herself by any means. When my cousin first told me about the story it brought tears to my eyes and I couldn’t help but to think about my own kid. If anyone was to hurt mine like that, I think, no I know I would be in jail

    • Nanna
      September 30, 2013 at 10:09 pm

      Your 5 year old is blessed to have you and you are blessed to have your child. My heart hurts beyond belief for this baby….OMG

  67. Nanna
    September 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

    There is no way in Hell’s half-acre that I would ever leave my child unless it was an emergency and I knew for certain that I could trust the caretaker. These two go hand in hand..her for endangering the child and (I won’t even call him a person) the maggot. There is a mother right now whose toddler was killed by a reckless driver who would give her life to have her baby back and this mother passes her child off to a woman beater like a rag doll. No excuses, none. Don’t even tell me the father is to blame..he was NOT there. Don’t tell me he woulda, shoulda, coulda, I won’t buy into that!! The motherrr had custttttody!! That means this: a baby who is defenseless was left in the care of a violent person. Do you get me? VIOLENT!! The point is violence begets violence!! Both are to blame!!!

    • meli
      September 30, 2013 at 9:31 pm

      Amen !!!!

      • c. spencer
        October 1, 2013 at 3:45 am


  68. gm
    September 30, 2013 at 8:48 pm

    sounds like somebody, is smoking so real dope.

    • lovely
      September 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      U damn right, my thing is how u dont know that someone is hurting your child

      • Nanna
        September 30, 2013 at 9:44 pm

        @ lovely…you are absolutely right! It is called ‘instinct’. I’m hurt, crushed and heartbroken just thinking of the terrorrrr that baby suffered. We are adults and just the sound of fighting frightens us doesn’t it? Yet we can run, hide or fight back but baby had no place to go..she could not even run to the arms of her motherrrr. OMG

        • Madmatt
          October 1, 2013 at 12:45 am

          This hurts so bad and now that I even saw the facebook site it hurts me even more to think this lady could leave her precious daughter with a person who also beat her senseless! Either they both were on drugs, or something was terribly wrong. I hope they both spend the rest of their lives behind bars, never to set foot in the real world again!

  69. vic
    September 30, 2013 at 8:36 pm

    why do these low life mother get together with these low life men who always kill there kids

    • lovely
      September 30, 2013 at 8:54 pm

      Low self-esteem. Some women think they need a man to justify who they are. [removed] like that is weak

    • oneandrea
      September 30, 2013 at 9:07 pm

      because the dick is better then anything else i think she knew he was going to harm that little girl why else would she ‘just run to the store ” you could have took her for only a suppose 6 min ride to the store the mother is gulity

    • lovely
      September 30, 2013 at 9:16 pm

      low self-esteem. Some women think they need a man to justify who whey are. [removed] like that is weak

  70. malissa
    September 30, 2013 at 8:34 pm

    He deserves death he lived his life he is [removed] waste of a human
    this little girl had her whole life ahead of her
    may god rest her soul
    I pray that the justice system don’t pull another casey anthony
    Why do all these baby’s gotta suffer damn !!!!!!

  71. lovely
    September 30, 2013 at 8:32 pm

    He should get the death penalty and she needs to spend the wrest of her life in jail. Its no way in hell she didn’t know

    • [removed]
      September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      theres aint know way in the hell she shouldnt be in jail they need to get her ass like yestersday

    • akila
      September 30, 2013 at 11:20 pm

      I personally believe she left in the middle of him beating her child because he could not have done that much damage stated in th autopsy in 6 to seven mins he was beating that baby in front of her and she allowed him to do it she played it off like she had to go to the store that bitch need her ass beat she should be arrested too cuz if he beat u before u filed a restraing oreder u let him back [removed] u endangered your child u knew he was a dangerous man I’m telling u she had part in this too meaning she was right there when he was beating that baby

      • Deborrah Cooper
        October 1, 2013 at 4:52 am

        That’s not quite true. He is a young adult male. He could have done all that damage to the child in less than 60 seconds with a few well placed punches. She was only two years old – a little thing. So your assessment that it took long minutes to break her ribs and all that is not true.

        Secondly, though the relative of the mother is defending her above, I have this to say to the woman’s entire family.

        Your relative is an irresponsible, confused, downright stupid woman. She should not ever have anymore children. She involves herself with stupid men and makes really dumb choices.

        Secondly, all of you are trifling. You saw what was going on and the danger that baby was in, yet you didn’t do SQUAT to intervene. You just turned your backs and let things be. Trifling. All of you. And no amount of praying is going to fix that or change you either.

  72. bunzh
    September 30, 2013 at 8:31 pm

    Im really hurt as if she was mine im crying thats [removed] up as a mother i couldnt live any longer omg why her a baby who couldnt defend herself why ?why? Matthew dont deserve another breath!!!!!! God bless Zanai father heart and close family #bestrong

  73. irritated
    September 30, 2013 at 8:29 pm

    As much as you all would like to feel bad for her father he hasn’t even been in the child’s life. He feels guilty for being a dead beat that’s why he’s trying to cast blame on the mother. He has seen his child maybe 4 or 5 times since she’s been born. I do not doubt that he is hurting, but the picture he is trying to paint of Zanai’s mother is all wrong. Pray for his sanity people. The killer isn’t the only crazy person in this tragic story.

    • lovely
      September 30, 2013 at 8:46 pm

      Its no justification on what happened. It doesn’t matter how much time he spent with his daughter. Per himself it sounds like she had all the cards in her hand and may the decision on when he could and could not see his child. Yes he should of went to court to fight for some type of visitation (that’s his bad) but that little girl died in the mothers care not his. And what type of mother would leave they child at home with a man that beat her to a point she had to get a restraining order.

      • September 30, 2013 at 8:55 pm

        These courts treats fathers so bad that one reason why they do t go, I’ve seen grown men leave the child court in tears, mist mother will tell the court that the father touch my child in the wrong way my child is scared to be around him

        • lovely
          September 30, 2013 at 9:24 pm

          That’s so true, but me being a parent and if I was a guy, I would of request my kid to see a child psychologist. I truly understand from a mans point of view not wanting to go through all the bull[removed] and they do try their best to keep the peace. but if he had the slightest feeling that something was wrong he should of fought a little harder by any means. because I know if it was me I would have.

        • Ashly
          September 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

          Its unfair to say “he should have gone to the courts to get better visitation”… Custody battles are not so cut and dry as people my think. The court system does favor moms, I’ve seen great men go into to court and do everything they are supposed and practically beg for decent visitation. Like Jay_5642 said, all it takes is a little bad mouthing on moms part and those children don’t see their father. Honestly, we don’t know their situation. Nor do we know anything about their custody/visitation, who are we to judge? I do know we should all have a little compassion, because in all this he said/she said, she this/he this BS… a little girl, a baby, an innocent angel was taken way to soon in such a violent way. May she rest in peace, god knows she deserves it.

          • lovely
            September 30, 2013 at 10:35 pm

            I am familiar with the court system and the whole child custody thing. I know it’s not easy and it can be a pain in the ass, been their done that

          September 30, 2013 at 11:16 pm

          Courts mistreat fathers all the time..I have been fighting to be in my daughters life for 2 years now..while my ex screws her up

      • PplDntDeserveKids
        October 1, 2013 at 7:30 pm

        He could’ve went to court for visitation rights… did he no his ass dnt give a [removed] just putting on a [removed] show….ughhhh

    • Alba
      September 30, 2013 at 8:56 pm

      Feel bad for the father? There was a child who was severely beaten, beaten as if she were to have been involved in a high speed car cash and all you can think of is trying to take the attention off of a mother who placed not only herself but her daughter’s life at risk and place it on the father? I don’t know if Zanai’s biological father was involved in her life or not but that in no way excuses her mother placing her in that home. I’m sorry for her loss but she should have known better then to keep her daughter in the same home As that man and if she didn’t want to leave she should of at least sent her daughter somewhere safe.

      • akila
        September 30, 2013 at 11:27 pm

        Thank u it does not damn matter if he was in her life or not its not his fault its the mothers fault she was in her care she walked out left her baby with a madd man and now her baby girl is gone she must pay for this losing her baby is not enoigh she has to pay with her life as well I’m telling u she knew he was beating her baby she was just to scared to tell and that’s stupid cuz since he beat u u had him arrested why not save your child all this could have been avoided if she wasn’t so weak allowing someone to hurt her baby and herself she’s a weak soul

    • whatever
      September 30, 2013 at 8:57 pm

      You should be ashamed of yourself for saying what you said. The girl should not have been left with him at all. If the mother had a restraing order in place he shouldn’t have been in the home. She should be charged also. And WHAT KIND OF WOMAN FAILS TO INFORM THE FATHER OF HIS DAUGHTER S DEATH. THE SAME ATTITUDE THAT SHE HAS TOWARDS THE FATHER IS THE SAME ATTITUDE SHE SHOULDVE HAD TOWARDS THE POS THAT KILLED HER CHILD. SHE NEEDS TO BE SLAPPED.

    • lioness
      September 30, 2013 at 8:59 pm

      Wow…blame everybody. Take dead beat out of the mix. She knew of his anger issues
      And knowing your child was afraid of the monster.
      How in the hell would you do that. For her to be gone just a few minutes, this dude was already pissed about something and this girl knew that when she left.

    • Your supposing
      September 30, 2013 at 9:53 pm

      How the hell do you know he was a deadbeat?
      matter of fact he states she wouldn’t let her come over…you are supposing you know this are blaming the father forwaht someone else did…do you also blame the father of a raped girl for his daughter being raped?

      SMH@ irritated

    September 30, 2013 at 8:18 pm


    • nat
      September 30, 2013 at 8:27 pm

      I know right lying ass…she guilty too….

      • Nanna
        September 30, 2013 at 10:15 pm

        @Mr Perplexed and nat ..I agree and you both are soooooooo right!! I say that even ONE minute is too long!!

    • Save Our Children
      September 30, 2013 at 8:51 pm

      Amen to that! I was just discussing this case with a family member and we feel the same. Something fishy is going on here! If the child feared him so much and the mother was aware, then why was she left in his care? If the mother feared for her safety at some point and even had a restraining order, than why would she allow him back into her life, back into her home and near her child? If she wasn’t going to protect herself, couldn’t she protect her baby? Irresponsible? Negligent? Is there more to the story than what’s being said? Another ‘Mommy Dearest? May truth prevail and may justice be served!

      P.S. Its unfortunate to see so many emotionally charged comments made by the ill-informed and close-minded. Investigate and examine the facts before placing blame! You might be surprised!

      • Stop Falling for Everything the Media Tells You
        October 12, 2013 at 2:01 pm

        I truly hope the truth is revealed. Because this news report is not it.

    • louis
      October 1, 2013 at 12:32 pm

      good point cuz I dnt think he did it

  75. Auntie Teeesh
    September 30, 2013 at 8:17 pm

    Very Very Sad she will be missed dearly…..

  76. Alice
    September 30, 2013 at 7:52 pm

    The Mother should be in Jail too! She knew he was a Physco and she left her there with him she Deserves to rot in prison too!!

  77. September 30, 2013 at 7:33 pm

    Just google Darion Wheat he was murderd in 2006 by the mothers boyfriend child abuse and the mother tried to cover it up saying she back up over him in her car happened in rosamond she did 6yrs the boyfriend got life & his mother also got time for obstruction

  78. gerry
    September 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

    This happens all too often with mothers and live in boyfriends. I would bet this was not the first time the monster struck the poor child, and I would also bet the mother knew of it.

  79. jade griffin
    September 30, 2013 at 7:06 pm

    She was beautiful ! That man deserves what he has recieved
    . Life in prison ! I just pray God has mercy on his soul! I already
    Know she is with him in heaven having the best time of her life!(:
    I will be praying for her loved ones..
    Man thats how you know these are the last days !
    -Leionna c;

    • Amy
      September 30, 2013 at 7:16 pm

      I hope God DOES NOT have mercy on his soul and casts him straight to HELL!!! I hope someone in prison kills him.. Throws him around like a rag doll the way it sounds like he did to this poor baby.. and sends him straight to hell to be with all the other crazy, ugly, abusive, POS!!!! NO MERCY FOR POS’s like this animal..

  80. September 30, 2013 at 7:05 pm

    If you read the article the dad states that the mother wouldn’t let him see their daughter because she knew the daughter would tell him hell yea she knew what was going on he was abusing the both of them

    • Dallas
      September 30, 2013 at 7:22 pm

      He should not have let her stop him. He could have gotten 50/50. I would fight til death for my children. Thank God I didn’t have to!

      • Lion ess
        October 1, 2013 at 1:40 am

        @Dallas even with 50/50 half of the time this young girl would have been around this crazy man. She should have never had this man living in her house when she’d had a previous restraining order. This is as much her fault as his. The only way this could have been prevented is if he never was there. This is way too sad. Obviously there is a breakdown in communication in this situation. Not ONE person thought it’d be a good idea to call the biological father before they took their RIPS to instagram??!!??!

    • September 30, 2013 at 7:39 pm

      Had the Father been in his childs life he could’ve protected his baby girl.why was he not fighing for visitation of his daughter. Why do we men allow for these women to dictact how they are going to raise our kids. Men grow up, save your children from A-holes like Worthen. His parents ought to break into that jsil and whip his ass until the fat meat shows. Smh.

      • thinkmorespeaklezz
        September 30, 2013 at 8:20 pm

        How do know he wasn’t fighting for custody. Is it because the media failed to mention it.For Your info he has been going back & fourth to court for that very reason. Despite what U are Implying. He loved his da
        ughter beyond anything in the wo

        rld. Which if u knew him u would know

      • will
        September 30, 2013 at 9:50 pm

        The judges, especially at the AV Courthouse, are idiots. The one I had forced me to give 50/50 custody of my kids to my ex and her live in boyfriend who had a jail record a mile long. Things got violent between the two of them, and I had to take my kids FT, permission or no permission. I know better for next time. They are my kids and I am the boss.

      • Charlee
        September 30, 2013 at 11:38 pm

        You know Click Clack, I couldn’t agree with you more. Often times I hear fellas making the statement, “she won’t let me see her” when you as the Father have just as much rights to your child(ren). If you pick up your child & she calls law enforcement, they’ll tell the mom, that’s their dad, they have the same rights as you. I really wish that Fathers that are absent from the home would REALLY ENFORCE THEIR PATERNAL RIGHTS. Sometimes children carry a different level of confidence when their dads are active in their lives….JS

  81. September 30, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    @Shay I like your style

  82. Danielle
    September 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

    This is ssooooooo sad . Poor little qirl ! I dont even know were to began . I’m qoin to prayy Soo much for the family an the baby girl . Why ?? There are sick people in this world its scarey . ! May qod rest her little body .she was so adorable !!!! :(

  83. jennifer
    September 30, 2013 at 6:51 pm

    The one to blame is the the one who did it. But I do have to say I know to many men who are willing to walk away or not put forth the effort to go to court for vistitations of their kids just so they do not have to deal with the mom. But Men if you REALLY do love your kids then make that EFFORT!!!! Because this could easily happen to your kids.

    • mo
      September 30, 2013 at 7:46 pm

      its possible you do not realize the struggle it is for men in the court system. if the child was only two, its no telling when they were no longer together. that visitation/child support process can take a very long time, especially if both parties are not willing to cooperate. none of us knows the circumstances as to why he could not see his daughter or what efforts he has put forth, so we should not judge. only hope he will one day be able to know peace again.

      • thinkmorespeaklezz
        September 30, 2013 at 8:53 pm

        Please Everybody know this.She was a hit& Run from the beginning And Not just his apparently cuz when she got knocked up She told him He was a Possibility out of 2 others. 9 months later she calls, It’s Urs. Nope [removed] do better than text. No more denials. He’s been on it every since. To the point where child support don’t [removed] with him.Cuz the [removed] don’t have No reason to deny him his rights except for when it works for her.Zania Loved her Daddy & Rob Loved her.Aisha been using Zania against Rob from the beginning. That [removed] is Nuts believe that.No where a Victim.And is now Refusing him access to his daughters funeral arrangements. Still Using his daughter Against him even in Death. Rob ain’t Never abuse his daughter. Never Abandoned her.But yet. She gotta another [removed] with 2 kids by another chick. Who he stays wit.Creeping. Got Zania calling him Daddy & telling her real daddy that [removed].This dude been beating her ass infront of Zania. That bitch needs to be charged. Child Endangment

        • [removed]
          October 1, 2013 at 7:42 pm

          Enuff said he been trying…. but it was better ways for him going about with his rights…. Sorry fa his lost

  84. pseudonym
    September 30, 2013 at 6:47 pm

    This is ongoing proof (along with the knife attacks) that guns have nothing to do with murder, it’s the damn psyhos that need to be stopped. No, I’m not making this a gun debate, I’m making it a disturbed, murderous people debate. It’s not the weapon of choice (guns, knives, fists), but the murderous a-hole with intent.

  85. Lori Peltier
    September 30, 2013 at 6:24 pm

    My heart goes out to the father, Mr. Skinner and his family. I agree with him that she should also be charged in the childs death. She should’ve known better than to leave her baby in teh care of this POS monster. I hope he burns in hell and I absolutely hope for an eye for an eye in prison. In my opinion i believe the father should get to be left in a room with this monster first…than send his ass off to jail.

  86. satan
    September 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

    Rip to the lil girl. …true he will get his when in the state or hopefully now in jail but he’s pc up …its cool he won’t last long anywhere ha punk ass beat him to a pulp

  87. DrinkYourKoolAid
    September 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

    An evil act, committed by an evil man, made possible by the apathy/obliviousness of the mother.

  88. Gemini
    September 30, 2013 at 6:20 pm

    What a beautiful little doll. My condolences to her family. Rest in peace little angel :)

    ,,,This murderer should get the death penalty.
    ,,,The mother should be charged with neglect, knowing that her boyfriend was a beater.
    ,,,The father, well what can I say except you should have been a lot more involved in your daughters life and this may have been prevented.

    No one, not man or woman would come before my children. I would stay alone until they are raised and on their own.

    I pray that justice is done (the death penalty) to show other men you don’t touch our children!

    • DrinkYourKoolAid
      September 30, 2013 at 6:22 pm

      I am not sure how you and so many others feel like the father deserves blame. No one knows the situation with him.

      • Gemini
        September 30, 2013 at 7:15 pm

        I am not blaming the father. It’s not his fault. I am saying he should have been more involved. If he couldn’t take her, he could get family members to help. Just because he wasn’t there at the time, doesn’t mean he had no responsibility.

        Both my son’s had custody of their kids because of absent mothers. They raised them on their own and now they are fine adults.

          September 30, 2013 at 11:24 pm

          ..this “mother” kept her daughter away from her biological father..that alone is abusive and she should be in jail.

    • rob1
      September 30, 2013 at 10:36 pm

      didn’t you read what the dad said about the mother keeping the baby away from him

      • lovely
        September 30, 2013 at 10:52 pm

        thinkmorespeaklezz mentioned that he was going back and fourth to court for that reason. So should I assume that the judge did not grant him no type of visitation? was the mother that evil that she would lie in court? and what kind of lie could she have told to get full custody of her child to where the father had no rights? GOD DON’T LIKE UGLY

  89. Bgibs
    September 30, 2013 at 6:06 pm

    TinaK….you’re an idiot. You’re saying the father didn’t care because he didn’t marry the mother?? So if your child gets beat to death while at school, I guess it’s because you didn’t care enough to home school?? Ridiculous! Keep your biased, ugly opinions to yourself

  90. natalie88m
    September 30, 2013 at 5:51 pm

    That childs mother should without a doubt be held accountable. She was well aware of his violence.. and handed him his next victim. Sick.

  91. NRA member
    September 30, 2013 at 5:47 pm

    One more baby is killed… What a horrible monsters can do this??

  92. Derrick
    September 30, 2013 at 5:45 pm

    We went through this a few months back with the little boy that was murdered by the mother’s boyfriend & they both are being charged & now this I wonder if this mother knew what was going on?? R.I.P LITTLE ZANAI

    • shay
      September 30, 2013 at 5:53 pm

      Hell yeah she knew what was going on. She was just to dumb to do something about. He would have died that night messing with one of my baby cause I’m a real one.

      • September 30, 2013 at 6:57 pm

        @Shay I like your syle

  93. InShock
    September 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    TinaK, The child was 2 so unless you know them PERSONALLY, how can anyone say whether the biological parents were married at one time or not? That should not even be an issue here but the stated FACTS …. the mother KNEW the boyfriend was violent and should NEVER, EVER have left that baby alone with him. Where these apartments are, in relation to the closest store, I find it kind of suspicious that she went, made a purchase and RETURNED within 6-7 minutes. She needs to be held responsible also. RIP Little Angel

    • shay
      September 30, 2013 at 5:46 pm

      I believe the mom need to be charged also as I doubt if this was the first time he laid hands on this baby. The mom left because that bastard was beating that baby and she did not want to hear her baby crying. Smh at dumb girls without a backbone. Stand up for ur children.

      • InShock
        September 30, 2013 at 7:40 pm

        EXACTLY Shay!

  94. September 30, 2013 at 5:32 pm

    This clown who murderd this beautiful little girl will get his once he arrives in the pen

  95. lldigghz
    September 30, 2013 at 5:27 pm

    Marriage thats your solution are you do you know she wanted to be married. ive seen these thing first hand most of the ttime the mother is abusive towards the child too and when the child dies all the blame goes on the man especially if its a black man… the police will even try to couch the woman into saying she had nothing to do with it …

  96. aTC mommy
    September 30, 2013 at 5:17 pm

    TinaK, that’s the most idiotic, insensitive and completely ridiculous comment ever. There’re billions of people who have kids with someone they’re not married too. And somehow that implicates them if their baby is murdered by a psychopath? That makes absolutely no sense. I agree that the mother should have some of the blame, since she left her baby with someone who she knew was violent. Your child should be number one in your life, above a significant other. I’m so sad to think about what this poor baby went through.

  97. Missy
    September 30, 2013 at 5:10 pm

    Its not rather if the Real father cared or not. He may not had control over the situation. YOU CANNOT BLAME HIM.

    • TinaK
      September 30, 2013 at 5:11 pm

      Really? He didn’t have control over which [removed] he slept with? Give me a break.

      • TinaK
        September 30, 2013 at 5:13 pm

        I blame them all!

        • sickntired
          September 30, 2013 at 6:26 pm

          The only ones at fault are the boyfriend and the stupid mother. She is as guilty as the boyfriend, she allowed this to happen. She knew what kind of POS he was.
          My heart and prayers to the The Skinner family.
          R.I.P. Sweet Beautiful Angel!!

    • Corrina sinzun
      September 30, 2013 at 5:38 pm

      Ur absolutely right …my husband got crapped on when it came to custody of his girls!! And he’s an amazing dad :( court system can really suck!!

      • michelle s
        September 30, 2013 at 6:40 pm

        The father is not to blame. I blame the scum who did it and the mother who let it happen.

  98. TinaK
    September 30, 2013 at 5:07 pm

    If the child’s biological father really cared, he should’ve married the child’s mother. Then, there wouldn’t have been dirtbags like the killer in and out of his baby girl’s life. When are you young men going to learn. Quit having sex with girls you have no intention to marry!!! How many times do we have to see this scenario played out?

    • DrinkYourKoolAid
      September 30, 2013 at 6:34 pm

      While I agree people need to be wiser in regards to their sexual choices, you are WAY off base implicating the father in the child’s death. You do not know how serious he was or what efforts he did or did not make to be involved in his child’s life.

    • Vanessa
      September 30, 2013 at 8:14 pm

      how ignorant can you be! if he cared he should have married Zanais mother? Yes, sexual choices in this generation are poor but to blame her death because they had a child out of wedlock is pure ignorance. For example the man that killed his children and then his wife in southern california a few years ago….
      Right. Ignorance at its finest..

    • Peterl
      October 1, 2013 at 3:35 pm

      Tinak PLp right here are just talking out their [removed] …social media is a [removed] joke the reality is a father lost his daughter ..the mother clearly was or is A [removed] that’s why he didn’t marry her.. U know what nobody knows their business the point is some woman make bad choices and the kids pay 4 it .. To all woman that r single mother when u disside to have a boy friend. Make sure he’s a good man before u bring him home ..if u wanna get urs go to a hotel or the car or get a baby sitter ..some woman just don’t know how to keep their sexual life and the motherly duties apart ..

    • thinkmorespeakless
      October 1, 2013 at 8:26 pm

      you can”t turn a hoe into a housewife it’s a proven fact.i bet u got kid’s too. did ur baby daddy marry u?.just becuz he [removed] her don’t mean he had to wife her. knocc that [removed] off.Some [removed] ain’t “Wifey material”.scratch that-Most broad’s ain’t. and obviously by your ignorant comments you Also fall into this catagory too. While you being JUDGEMENTAL….

  99. andrea mata
    September 30, 2013 at 5:06 pm

    At a loss for words…. absolutely sad and could have been prevented… praying for tht precious baby and her family…

    • Cal Lewis
      October 2, 2013 at 2:33 pm

      Anybody who knew abuse was taking place with this child and did NOTHING are just as guilty as the person who killed this angel. We are bound by law to report to the authorities when we witness child abuse on any level. I truly hope this page is evaluated and arrests are made on EVERYONE who publicly stated they “WITNESSED” this abuse by either party and did NOTHING. RIP Angel…..#gonetoosoon

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