Baby that was choked, died – updated


jessica-breuerUpdated 5/20/14
On April 23, 2014, the DeKalb Police Department responded to 507 East Taylor Street in regards to a baby who was not breathing. The DeKalb Police Department and the DeKalb Fire Department responded to the scene. The baby was not breathing and did not have a pulse. The baby was provided with Cardio Pulmonary Resuscitation and transported to Kishwaukee Community Hospital. The baby was later air lifted to Rockford Memorial Hospital.

DeKalb Police Investigators learned that the baby had a brain injury and was in critical condition. DeKalb Police Investigators learned that the brain injury was due to lack of oxygen to the brain.

On May 7, 2014, the DeKalb Police Department arrested Jessica Breuer for two counts of Aggravated Battery to Child. The investigation revealed that Jessica Breuer was holding the baby when the fifteen month old baby bit her chest. This angered Breuer at which time she squeezed the baby’s neck for approximately ten minutes until the baby was unconscious. Breuer then contacted 911 and attempted to get the baby medical attention.

On May 16, 2014, at approximately 1:30PM, the fifteen-month old baby boy died.

On May 19, 2014, an autopsy will be performed on the child. Once the autopsy is complete, investigators will meet with the DeKalb County States Attorney’s Office for a review of the investigation.


On May 20, 2014, Jessica Breuer was charged with two counts of First Degree Murder. Her bond was set at $2,000,000 dollars.

The victim in this case is John Hawks.

Individuals named who have been charged with a crime have not yet been proven guilty in court.


  1. Well I knew her but not very well and I never seen any odd behavior ! I blame the parents because they knew what type of mental disorders she had . I was told the mother and Jessica the woman was best friends . I would see jessica with the baby many times in public . I think they should charge the parents with criminally neglegence homicide ! Why would parents live their baby with someone They knew was unstable .

  2. You guys are all assuming that a thorough investigation was conducted. those who wish for revenge are no better than the poor lady who needs help mentally. You should all be ashamed! How does one choke a child for 10 minutes? Sounds like a lot of holes in this investigation. Ps: my heart goes out to both families, I’m sure it’s hard for both.

  3. Mentally unstable or not she has no right to live. Anyone that can do that to a baby isn’t human and doesn’t deserve to walk amongst decent people. She needs to exit this earth ASAP. And don’t bring up she needs help. Help isn’t going to bring the baby back.

  4. It said im another article this woman is bipolar and has another mental type disorder
    Can’t remember what it was. Im most definitely not excusing her actions, but what about this babies mom leaving him with someone incapable of properly caring for him. All mothers need to be cautious of who they leave their children with. Im very sorry for this mother and everyone else involved. Prayers to you all. And I am not making judgment. on anyone.

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