Published on Saturday, 13 July 2013 00:00
A woman and her boyfriend have been charged with the abuse and murder of an infant girl in St. Charles County, Missouri, United States from a shockingly chilling incident that happened on 3 December 2012.
Jessica Lynn Howell, 25, has been accused of second degree murder of her 4-month-old infant daughter, Ashlynn Lilith Peters, after prosecutors found text messages sent to her boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette Prince, purportedly giving him permission to engage in sexual activity with Ashlynn.
There are so many choice words I wish to use now, but for the sake of this article, I shall refrain from doing so.
“In those text messages she suggested and encouraged some unspeakable things,” St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar said. “It is very, very disturbing.”
It is alleged that Howell took Ashlynn to Prince’s home to spend the night where he strangulated the baby girl after sexually assaulting her.
It is claimed that Howell was aware that Prince was previously convicted for sexual offense against a minor.
The crime scene was in a trailer in Deerfield Village. Neighbors said they were appalled to learn about the terrible deed.
“I saw them take the baby in and out, but you never imagine something like that is going on,” John Ezell said. “I am glad she is charged.
Howell was charged with abuse and second degree murder. Prince remains in custody as he awaits trial for the rape and murder of Ashlynn.
It is times like these that I think the death penalty by hanging is not that much of a medieval punishment anymore, and would be an ingenious sentence administered to these monsters that should have never seen the light of day in this world.
Parents of children are supposed to keep them safe from the monsters under the bed, not become the monsters themselves.
Sleep tight baby Ashlyn. Our hearts go out to you. You’re free from the bad people now.
Read the prosecutor’s complaint against Jessica Howell here