LAWRENCEVILLE - A Lawrenceville woman pleaded guilty Wednesday to charges she violently shook a 14-week-old baby to stop him from crying.
Kaniz Fatima Jahid, 45, is accused of shaking Shayan Emdad until he was injured while baby-sitting the 14-week-old child at her home on Chandon Lane in Lawrenceville on April 28, 2005.
Gwinnett Superior Court Judge Tim Hamil sentenced Jahid to serve 10 years in prison and another 10 years worth of probation.
After almost three years of suffering, Shayan's mother Sadia Huda said the pain is not over.
"Yes, it was a very hard day for us and it has been a lot of suffering and the suffering will continue," Huda said.
At the time of the incident police said Shayan suffered retinal hemorrhages and brain damage, causing him to lose his eyesight and suffer from severe seizures.
Gwinnett County police told the Post in June 2006 that Jahid told investigators she was trying to get the baby to stop crying and allegedly admitted grabbing Shayan by the arms and shaking him up and down without supporting his head.
The baby sitter was arrested Sept. 2, 2005, and charged with cruelty to children in the first degree and three counts of aggravated battery.
Jahid posted a $30,000 bond within 24 hours and was later indicted on the charges in May 2006.
Court officials said Jahid's report date has been moved back due to some medical issues. The date when the 43-year-old will be taken into custody to begin her sentence was unknown Wednesday.
Jahid's lawyer Terry Lloyd did not return messages left Wednesday.