Police: Toddler Beaten By Mother's Boyfriend Dies

Girl, Mother Taken To Hospital On Wednesday

A 14-month-old girl who police said was severely beaten by her mother's boyfriend died Friday afternoon.

Lilianna Goodmann had been at the Peyton Manning Children's Hospital at St. Vincent since Wednesday. She was taken off life support at 3:30 p.m. on Friday after a scan showed no brain activity, said Indianapolis police Sgt. Paul Thompson.

A friend brought the toddler and her mother, Rachel Goodmann, 21, to St. Vincent Hospital after both were beaten by Rachel Goodmann's boyfriend, Tayuan Chism (pictured), 18, police said.

Police said Chism came to the hospital and told police he was the one they needed to talk to. He was arrested later that night on charges of neglect of a dependent, aggravated battery and domestic battery.

Chism's bond was increased to $1 million Friday evening. Thompson said a murder charge would likely be filed against Chism on Monday.

Police said Chism beat the girl for more than an hour Wednesday in an apartment in the 2100 block of Amherst Drive because she wouldn't eat food and "for failure to show respect to Chism," Thompson said.

Rachel Goodmann, who is also 14 weeks pregnant, was treated and released.

"There's not indication at this time, without that autopsy, that there is any other circumstance involving that child's death," Thompson said.