Dad shook daughter and left her bleeding from brain and eyes in video game rage

A dad shook his five-month-old daughter to death causing her to “bleed from the brain and eyes" because another player mocked him while playing video games online.

Zion Shockley, 22, from Coatesville, Pennsylvania, was playing Call of Duty on his PlayStation when another player insinuated that he was a failure in 2018.

The defendant picked up the child, Rosalie Faith Crothers-Shockley, threw her in the air, and then shook her violently for a minute.

Shockley has been sentenced to 31 to 62 years in prison after he pleaded guilty to third-degree murder, aggravated assault, and endangering the welfare of a child, the Philadelphia Inquirer reported.

Then-18-year-old Zion was staying at his grandparents' house, according to Law & Crime.

The child was dropped off by her mum for a weekend visit on February 9. The next day, the child's grandfather – Shockley's father – found the infant unresponsive and called 911.

She was rushed to hospital but the baby was pronounced dead on February 12 after being found “bleeding from the brain and eyes," according to the medical staff at Nemours Alfred I. Dupont Hospital for Children in Wilmington, Delaware.

On the day that she was allegedly shaken violently, her father went on with his day as if nothing had happened, according to Latin Times.

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“The trauma inflicted on this 5-month-old child is unfathomable, especially given it was her father’s rage over a video game that caused it,” Deb Ryan, Chester County District Attorney said in a statement following the sentencing hearing.

“No child should ever have to endure what this baby did. Judge Carmody’s sentence, hopefully, brings peace and justice to the mother and family of the victim, ” he added.

Shockley had allegedly shaken the baby violently before. Following an investigation into the incident, police officers discovered that about six weeks before the incident, the defendant shook the baby violently “for five minutes," again while playing video games.

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