Tekquan Alexander, an aspiring rapper and nephew of an L.A. Rams cornerback, is dealing with a number of fees of felony assault on a toddler, aggravated mayhem, torture, and little one engangerment for allegedly beating his 4-year-old daughter, Alani Watts, in accordance with court docket data. Final November, authorities arrested Alexander after being known as to a Sherman Oaks, California dwelling, the place they reportedly discovered Alani affected by “extreme accidents brought on by bodily little one abuse.”
In his newest TSR Investigates episode, Justin Carter met with the toddler’s mom, Keana Watts of Atlanta, Georgia, who spoke out for the primary time in regards to the allegations and revealed disturbing new particulars.
Again in September 2021, Watts agreed to let their daughter go to Alexander for 3 months in Los Angeles, the place he had allegedly moved to pursue a rap profession. She claimed that Alexander and Alani had been staying within the Sherman Oaks dwelling of his uncle, L.A. Rams cornerback Troy Hill.
A number of weeks into the journey, Watts reportedly obtained an earth-shattering cellphone name. On the opposite line was a detective who knowledgeable her that Alani had sustained extreme mind accidents and fractured ribs and required emergency surgical procedure.
Alexander then despatched Watts a textual content message and known as her on FaceTime, she remembered. He claimed that their daughter had handed out whereas standing in timeout.
After I requested him was she okay, how she handed out, he actually wasn’t answering it. Like he was simply shaking his head and masking his mouth. That’s when she hopped on the primary flight to Los Angeles.”
“She had a tube down her throat,” Watts remembered, considering again to her daughter’s look within the hospital. “She didn’t have hair on the aspect of the top.” A medical report obtained completely by The Shade Room revealed that a part of Alani’s cranium was eliminated to alleviate strain brought on by “in depth bleeding” on the precise aspect of her mind. She additionally was unable to open her eyes for months.
As for what occurred on November 29, Watts mentioned that, as an alternative of Alexander being truthful, she “needed to discover out from a detective what actually occurred.”
In accordance with a report from the Ventura County Sheriff’s Workplace, Alexander allegedly instructed investigators that he would punish the younger woman for wetting the mattress by abusing her, together with forcing her to carry out rigorous workout routines and hitting her with objects. On the day in query, Alexander reportedly made Alani do wall planks, amongst different workout routines, then beat her with a belt and a speaker wire.
When he discovered his little one was having seizure like signs and gave the impression to be dropping consciousness, he put her within the tub in an effort to revive her,” learn the report. “When that didn’t work, he known as 911.”
Medical data present that Alani had additionally sustained deep bruises and puncture wounds all through her physique. When requested about these accidents, Alexander claimed he solely discovered of them that day and didn’t know what prompted them, suggesting that she presumably was wounded whereas taking part in with a pet.
“I used to be confused as a result of I talked to Alani on a regular basis when she was on the market,” Watts defined. “I received photos on a regular basis from him.”
Although Watts has but to listen to again from Hill or any of the relations she alleges dwell within the dwelling the place Alexander was arrested, a spokesperson for the NFL participant instructed The Shade Room:
Mr. Hill is conscious of the allegations towards Mr. Alexander. Sadly, Mr. Hill was not current on the time of the incident nor was he the authorized proprietor of the residence and has no private information of what transpired. Moreover, on account of the continuing investigation towards Mr. Alexander, Mr. Hill has to chorus from additional remark presently.”
Practically seven months later, Alani continues to be unable to open her eyes and bedridden in her Atlanta dwelling, the place she undergoes weekly remedy. However her mom stays hopeful of an eventual restoration.
“Since day one, they had been telling me what she is going to have the ability to do and don’t do and he or she’s been displaying reverse,” Watts mentioned. “All people say they miss Alani, she was the lifetime of the celebration like her mother, however I do know my child’s gonna be entire once more.”
Watts has additionally created a GoFundMe marketing campaign to assist cowl Alani’s rising medical payments. The marketing campaign has raised $8,222, as of publication.
Hit play to observe Justin hear from the devastated mom in her personal phrases for his newest TSR Investigates under.