Mother-Boyfriend charged in death of 8-month-old baby

Baby Girl Beaten With Belt Passes Away

It’s with a very heavy heart that I report 8-month-old Kamonie Love passed away on Saturday night after she was severely beaten with a belt.

Police are expected to upgrade charges against mother, Shavone Whitehead, and her boyfriend, Edward F. Wilson, who are currently facing charges of cruelty to children and aggravated battery.


The baby girl, Kamonie Love Whitehead, had been struggling for her life at Children’s Healthcare of Atlanta Egleston after the incident in which police say the couple beat her with a belt to the point she had to be on a ventilator to breathe, the AJC previously reported.

The girl had injuries to her legs, buttocks, chin and arms. She also had multiple rib fractures, a hemorrhage and a possible skull fracture.

Whitehead initially denied she hit Love, but she later admitted to beating the baby on the legs and behind to punish her, according to records obtained by Channel 2 Action News.

In a 911 call, Wilson can be heard telling police Love “made a loud gurgling noise and then when we went to check on her she’s not responsive.” Whitehead was doing CPR to try and save her, Wilson said.

Throw these murderers under the jail! Good riddance!

My prayers go out to Kamonie’s father Damarrio McCoy, who told Channel 2 he just wants his baby to live and lead a normal life.

“I want her to be able to do things like any other parent would,” McCoy said. “You wanna see your kid grow. I have all my wants, but I don’t know God’s will. I don’t know God’s will.”

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