Mother And Boyfriend Sentenced To Prison After Toddler Died Covered In Bruises, Had Meth And Pot In Her System

Posted on October 23, 2012


Nevada (The Gaslamp Post) – A mother and her boyfriend have been sentenced for their roles in the death of her 2-year-old daughter.  The child’s death can only be described as her short life, horrific and brutal.

Tkeyah Jordan

The toddler, Nalaya, died last November, literally covered with bruises.  She had several broken bones, suffered from damage to her brain, spinal cord, eyes, and other internal organs.

Prosecutor Elliot Sattler added that little Nalaya had both methamphetamine and marijuana in her system at the time of her death.  This was due to both her mother and her mother’s boyfriend blowing drug smoke into her face.

Blowing drugs into the child’s face was their way of managing little Nalaya’s pain and keeping her quiet.  Neither her mother, Tkeyeh Jordan, 21, nor her boyfriend, Trevor Swanson, 27, wanted to take her to the hospital and have to explain anything.

Trevor Swanson

Swanson was sentenced last week Wednesday to life in prison for his subsequent abuse of Nalaya, which led to her death.  He pleaded guilty to second-degree murder, and will be eligible for parole in 10 years.

Jordan was sentenced last month to 4 years in prison, after pleading guilty to allowing/and contributing to the abuse that led to her daughter’s death.  She blamed her addiction to meth as to why she allowed the abuse to occur.

She also admitted to “going along with” Swanson’s abuse by striking her child, in order to appease Swanson, who she described as “heavy handed”.

“This poor, 2-year-old child suffered a horrific life and a horrific death, but her life wasn’t all bad,” Sattler said. “She was a good girl, who was excited and fun to be around until the defendant came around. She changed because of the defendant.”

Authors note:  I’m putting all of this on mom.  A mother who gives life is supposed to protect and defend that life, with her own if need be.  Any man who needs to be “appeased” is no man, and certainly not worth your time, let alone the life of your child.  The mom made the choice to be with that piece of shit and allow him around her child.

There is no doubt in my mind that this guy will get what’s coming to him very, very soon.

That being said, meth is a serious and dangerous drug.  It is poison, plain and simple.  If you or someone you know is using meth, you need to know that help is available.

Drugs and children do not, and cannot mix.  This story revealed just how dangerous it can be for a child when her caregivers are using.

Help is only a phone call away.  Please call 1-866-535-7922, or go to

Don’t wait for things to fix themselves, do it now.

(h/t:  RGJ)