Details of the murder were sketchy at first, but today, the Chicago Tribune reports that on July 15, Kiyarah's mother took a nap, leaving her daughter in Lucas' care. Lucas became irate after playing a video game and dropped Kiyarah on her head. Lucas then picked her up and shook her violently. Kiyarah was reportedly unresponsive, so Lucas placed chewing gum in her mouth to make it appear that she had choked. Kiyarah sustained severe brain injuries and multiple bone fractures. She died on July 18 in Rush University Medical Center. The child's injuries are consistent with being violently shaken, Bruce said.