A mother’s worst nightmare came true when she was called home from work by her boyfriend, who told her that her 1-year-old daughter tripped over a toy and fell, resulting in terrible injuries.
The two took the baby to the hospital, where authorities were immediately skeptical of the man’s story. They had him arrested right then and there once they saw what he had done to the child.
Nurses, doctors, and police agree this was one of the worst rape cases they had ever seen. The one year old was bleeding from the vagina and rectum so badly, that doctors said she was extensively violently penetrated.
The child was in cardiac arrest by the time they got to the hospital.
Opposing Views then discovered that:
Doctors placed the badly injured baby on life support, but she died later that evening.
Police say they don’t believe Sawyer’s mother knew about the abuse. Johnson was the only one home at the time in the condo the couple shared. Police are awaiting the results of a DNA test collected from the victim.
The brutality of the injuries inflicted on Sawyer shocked even veteran cops, according to Cpl. Greg Smith, head of Tulsa Police Department’s Child Crisis Unit.
“We’ve seen some pretty badly beaten and abused kids over the years, but this one’s pretty bad,” Smith told KOTV.
Johnson was initially charged with two felonies for sexual and physical abuse of a child, but authorities added a first-degree murder charge when the victim died later that night, Tulsa World reported.
Johnson has prior felony convictions for driving while intoxicated and possessing stolen property, according to Tulsa World. He was jailed and held on $200,000 bail.