Court documents reveal one-year-old Sophialynn Taylor had old bruises and scrapes on her head and jaw, and incidents involving the mother's boyfriend may be to blame.
The mother's live-in boyfriend, Jared Ramirez, is charged with murdering the baby girl. Court documents tell the story of a man who said he tried to save Sophialynn, but also of a man who was around when the baby got hurt.
A search warrant said Kern County Sheriff's deputies were called to a Lake Isabella home Saturday morning for a report of a baby not breathing.
The warrant said the mother, Amanda Reese, and Ramirez were in their living room when Ramirez heard Sophialynn coughing and vomiting. The document says Ramirez went to pick her up, but when she went limp Ramirez began CPR.
The warrant reveals when staff at Kern Valley Hospital examined the girl, they found injuries not consistent with CPR. Staff says in the document, the injuries were old and include a large bruise on the back of her head, a thumb-size bruise underneath the jaw on both sides of the throat, and scratches on her forearm, chin and on the back of her skull.
The documents show Ramirez admitted to several previous accidents in which Sophialynn was injured.
The warrant said Ramirez said his dog accidentally bumped into him while he was holding the baby, causing her to her head on the brick fireplace.
The search warrant also said while Ramirez was taking care of Sophialynn, she fell asleep while standing and hit her head on the floor.
Saturday, deputies seized several items from Sophialynn's home including several of her medications, blankets and stuffed animals, as well as a cell phone and laptop.
Ramirez was in court this week. He's charged with second degree murder, child assault and willful cruelty to a child.
The Kern County District Attorney's Office could not comment on this case because they have not yet assigned an attorney.
Ramirez declined our request for an on camera interview.