Wilkinsburg man charged in daughter’s death surrenders to police

The Wilkinsburg man charged in his daughter’s death nearly 14 years after he assaulted her as an infant turned himself in to police Thursday.

Ariden Jackson, 37, is charged with homicide in the death of his daughter Janiya Jackson.

He surrendered to Allegheny County homicide detectives around 12:05 p.m.

Jackson is in the Allegheny County Jail.

Jackson served 10 years in prison after he admitted to violently shaking the girl when she was just 4 weeks old at a home in McKees Rocks in 2005. Janiya, 13, died Feb. 1 from the injuries he inflicted, according to a criminal complaint filed Wednesday.

Janiya suffered significant brain injuries during the 2005 attack and lived with developmental delays and seizures for the rest of her life, according to the complaint.In 2005, Jackson, then 23, told officers that he shook Janiya three times on May 22, 2005, when she wouldn’t stop crying.“He continued to explain that [Janiya] messed her diaper when he tried to feed her a bottle, and she kept turning her head away and the neighbor’s music was very loud,” according to the complaint. “Jackson stated he was frustrated, angry and unfortunately took it out on [Janiya].”The Beaver County medical examiner’s office found on April […]

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