Mother who ‘took a Lyft to dump her four-year-old son’s body in a Baltimore dumpster’ says before he died, he was put in a hot bath and had burns so severe that his skin was floating around him

  • Malachi Lawson, 4, was reported missing from his grandmother’s home in Baltimore on Thursday, August 1 by his mother, Alicia Lawson, 25
  • But police said the boy had in fact been dead all along, despite an FBI search
  • Alicia and her partner Shatika Lawson, 40, were arrested and charged
  • Alicia reportedly told police that Malachi suffered severe burns before his death 
  • He was put in a bath so hot that his skin was floating around him, she claimed
  • Police said they feared getting punished, so tried to treat the burns themselves 
  • Alicia, 25, found her son unresponsive nine days later in a ‘puddle of wetness’ 
  • She allegedly wrapped him in blanket and took a Lyft to dumpster 10 miles away
  • Both women face involuntary manslaughter and child abuse charges, police said.

A Maryland mother who, ‘took a Lyft to a dumpster’ to allegedly dump her four-year-old son’s body, has confessed to police that he was put in a hot bath and had suffered burns so severe that his skin was floating in the water around him.

Authorities, including the FBI, had been searching for Malachi Lawson after he was reported missing from the porch of his grandmother’s home in Baltimore on Thursday, August 1.

But the boy’s mother Alicia Lawson admitted on Friday night that Malachi was actually dead. She and her wife, Shatika Lawson, 40, have both been charged in connection to the child’s death.

Alicia, 25, led police to Malachi’s remains on Saturday. His body was found in a metal trash bin and had ‘obvious signs of injury’.

A Maryland mother who, ‘took a Lyft to a dumpster’ to allegedly get rid of four-year-old Malachi Lawson’s body, confessed to police that he was put in a hot bath and had burns so severe that his skin was floating in the water around him.

Charging documents released Monday have revealed more details leading up to the boy’s death.

The documents say Alicia and Shatika told police that Malachai was burned by bath water so hot that his skin was floating around him.

Police said they feared getting punished, so tried to treat the burns themselves.

They said Alicia found her son unresponsive nine days later in a ‘puddle of wetness’.

She allegedly wrapped him in a blanket and caught a Lyft to a dumpster nearly 10 miles away.

Investigators said they tested the water at the couple’s home but found that ‘at no time’ did the bath water exceed lukewarm temperatures.

Both women face charges including involuntary manslaughter, child abuse and false statements.

The pair could face further charges once a medical examination has been completed, police commissioner Michael Harrison warned.

Malachi had likely been dead since August 1, police said.

The FBI grew suspicious after finding that the mother reportedly had searched for trash collection sites on the web, prosecutors claim.

The boy’s mother, Alicia Lawson (left), admitted on Friday night that Malachi was actually dead and not missing. She and her wife, Shatika Lawson (right), 40, have both been charged in connection to the child’s death.

 

Speaking on Saturday, commissioner Harrison said: ‘Last night after extensive interviews with Malachi’s mother, Alicia Lawson, she confessed that her son was not missing, but deceased.

‘She subsequently gave detectives the location of the child’s remains which were in the 5500 block of Haddon Avenue.

Baltimore police, Maryland state police and the FBI all assisted the ultimately futile search for Malachi when he was initially reported missing.

The child’s body was transported to the medical examiner’s office for an autopsy, Harrison said.

The investigation has been handed over to Baltimore Police’s homicide division.

Shatika Lawson’s lawyer said she had no malicious intent.

 

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Milwaukee father fatally punched 5-year-old son because he ate his cake

Prosecutors say a Milwaukee father is accused of fatally punching his 5-year-old son because the boy ate some of the cheesecake he had gotten for Father’s Day.

Travis Stackhouse is charged with first-degree reckless homicide in the child’s death last Saturday. The Milwaukee County Medical Examiner’s Office determined the boy died from blunt force trauma to the abdomen.

A complaint says the 29-year-old father initially told police his son was injured after falling down the stairs. Paramedics didn’t think the boy’s injuries were consistent with a fall. Authorities say Stackhouse became angry his children were eating his cheesecake, went to a bar and returned about 2 a.m., at which time the mother of the child called 911.

Court records don’t list an attorney who could speak on the defendant’s behalf.

 

UNMASKED ‘Wicked’ mum, 50, who let husband rape her daughter from age ten and get her pregnant three times

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THIS is the “wicked” mum who let her husband rape her daughter from the age of 10 and get her pregnant three times.

Mary-Louisa Andrews, 50, can be identified after her daughter waived her legal right to anonymity so she could be named and shamed for her role in the evil crimes.

The heartless mum, a ride operator at a children’s park, was caged for four years for ignoring the campaign of abuse over fears her husband Anoyke Andrews would end their relationship.

The vile couple lived together in a three-bedroom home estimated to be worth £191,000 in Milton Keynes, Bucks.

Anoyke Andrews first began abusing the girl at the age of 10 and she first fell pregnant at just 12 years old.

She was forced to undergo a number of abortions, after which Andrews continued to rape her in the family home between 2000 and 2007.

The warehouse operator was only caught when his stepdaughter, now 28, found the courage to contact police years later as an adult.

Anoyke Andrews was jailed for 20 years after being found guilty of six counts of rape, two counts of indecent assault and assault by penetration.

The couple’s sentencing had been delayed when the woman defendant suffered a panic attack on the morning she was due to appear via video link before a packed public gallery at Aylesbury Crown Court on May 31.

‘YOU SHOW NO REMORSE’

The former caterer burst into tears today as she appeared via video link to receive her three-year sentence for neglect.

Sentencing, judge Francis Sheridan told her: “The tears you shed are for yourself.

“I do not think any of them are for your daughter. I am not in any way influenced.

“You have not shown any sign of remorse.

“It is time somebody told you to your face – and I will: You were a wicked mother.

“When your daughter complained, her complaints were dismissed.

“You will take that dismissal to the grave. You betrayed your daughter to stand by your husband.

“She has gone through what can only be described as a life of hell.

“There must have been times in her young life where there appeared to be almost no remission from abuse.”

Prosecuting, Angus Robertson, described an incident where Andrews raped the young girl while they were in the living room watching football on TV and Mary-Louisa Andrews shouted downstairs to ask what they were doing.

It is time somebody told you to your face – and I will: You were a wicked mother

Judge Francis Sheridan

Anoyke Andrews had shouted back ‘nothing’, and no more was said but the girl maintained in court her mother had known.

Mr Robertson said: “When she was aged 12 years, she found she was pregnant. She had a termination of the pregnancy. She did not want to have that termination.

“Mr Andrews told Mrs Andrews that if the pregnancy wasn’t terminated he would end the relationship and leave her.

“Mrs Andrews always insisted that a young man was responsible and the girl should tell the boy he was the father. Mr Andrews continued to have regular intercourse with the victim after that termination.

“She became pregnant again when she was 13 years old, told her mother the father was Mr Andrews and said they could have her child.

“Both defendants were attempting to have a child of their own. Mrs Andrews considered this, but told her to ‘get rid of it’.”

Addressing Anoyke Andrews, who kept his head bowed throughout, Judge Francis Sheridan said: “You were a thoroughly evil and wicked step-father. Let’s call it exactly what it is. That is the finding of the jury.

“The jury believed your stepdaughter. That is her first step to recovery from a life of hell inflicted by you, with the sex drive of a monster.

“You treated your stepdaughter as an object.

“A little girl, an innocent little girl, corrupted and for those years whilst under your care, her life was ruined.”

“If you wanted sexual contact, she had to deliver and the poor little thing was scared to say anything and when she did, her complaints were dismissed.”

The victim waived her right to anonymity so Andrews and her mother could be named by the media but requested her name is not made public.

 

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Police: Stepmom intentionally set 5-year-old’s face on fire

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 – A North Texas woman was arrested after police said she intentionally set her stepdaughter’s face on fire.

Grand Prairie police arrested 20-year-old Dalia Jimenez and charged her with felony injury to a child.

On Monday, officers responded to a report about her 5-year-old stepdaughter needing medical treatment for facial burns.

Jimenez told the officers the little girl was injured when she got too close to a candle. But, police said there were inconsistence in her story.

Jimenez ultimately confessed that she intentionally poured rubbing alcohol on her stepdaughter’s face and used a lighter to set it on fire. She admitted she was trying to punish her for yelling, police said.

Child Protective Services removed the injured girl and her younger sibling from the home. Both are now safe with other family members.

Police said the children’s father was not home at the time. He is not expected to face any charges.

Jimenez was released from the Grand Prairie jail after paying bond.

 

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82 people arrested after multi-state child pornography sting

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ATLANTA (AP) — Authorities say a roundup operation targeting child pornography suspects resulted in 82 arrests across eight Southeastern states.

The Georgia Bureau of Investigation said in a news release Friday that 31 of the arrests occurred in Georgia. Most of them involved charges of possessing or distributing child pornography. The GBI said some were charged after making plans to have sex with people the suspects met online and believed were minors, but were actually law enforcement officers.

Investigators said a total of 82 people were arrested and 17 children were rescued or identified as a result of the operation.

Officials said the suspects range in age from 20 to 70. Some of their occupations included non-profit employee, small business owner, store clerk, mechanic, daycare administrator, youth group leader, former high school band director, freelance photographer, construction worker and painter.

About 170 agencies also took part in the crackdown that also included in Florida, Alabama, Maryland, North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and West Virginia.

The GBI said Operation Southern Impact III was planned for four months and the arrests came after three days of undercover operations, executing search warrants and other actions.

 

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Florida Man beat 3-year-old girl with brick inside bin, police say

Miami Gardens police charged Tristan Tavares Bernard with attempted second-degree murder and other felonies Friday in connection with the Thursday night attack. (Source: Miami Gardens Police Department)

 

MIAMI GARDENS, Fla. (AP) — Police say an 18-year-old Florida man beat a 3-year-old girl with a brick inside a community recycling bin, leaving her critically injured.

Miami Gardens police charged Tristan Tavares Bernard with attempted second-degree murder and other felonies Friday in connection with the Thursday night attack.

Police say Bernard’s mother was babysitting the girl. Neighbors told reporters they went outside after hearing screams and saw the girl in the bin as Bernard smashed her head with the brick. They said he ran off when they approached. The girl was taken to a Miami hospital for surgery and was in critical condition.

Police say Bernard told detectives he hit the girl because she left the house and wouldn’t listen to him.

Bernard’s family members told reporters he has a history of mental instability.

 

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Man charged with murder for punching newborn son after losing video game

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – A man has been charged with murder after police said he punched his one-month-old son in the head out of frustration over losing a video game.

The baby was initially listed in serious condition but later succumbed to their injuries, according to LMPD.

According to an arrest slip, Anthony Trice was home alone watching the child when he was playing video games. Trice started losing the game and became frustrated, throwing the controller and the punching his son in the head.

After punching the infant, police said Trice picked him up to try to quiet him and while carrying him into the kitchen, dropped the child.

Later, Trice made his son a bottle, set him upright and left him unattended to go to the bathroom. When he came back, he noticed the baby was in distress and called 911.

The boy was taken to Norton Children’s Hospital where he later died.

Trice has been charged with murder.

 

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