That Horrible Missouri Couple Have Equally Horrific Facebook Pages

Jessica Lynn Howell If you guys don’t want to read about one of the worst and most horrific cases I have ever known about then consider this your warning. We have other stories on Mommyish and you can always look at these adorable babies.


Jessica Lynn Howell, a 25-year-old single mother from O’Fallon, Missouri, is being held on a one million dollar cash only bond for allowing and encouraging her 25-year-old boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette Prince, to rape her then 4-month-old daughter Ashlynn in December. From The Huffington Post:

Prosecutors allege that Howell knew her boyfriend, Jordan Lafayette Prince, was a convicted child abuser and allowed him to spend time with her daughter Ashlynn. They say she was in the trailer with him when he allegedly raped and strangled the 4-month-old girl last December, according to the St. Charles County Prosecutor’s complaint.

Details in the murder case against Jessica Lynn Howell were released this week, according to Missouri Fox affiliate KTVI. St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar told the station that text messages between Howell and Prince suggest Howell openly allowed the sexual abuse to occur.

“In those text messages she suggested and encouraged some unspeakable things,” Lohmar said. “It is very, very disturbing.”

Prince, meanwhile, has been indicted on counts of first-degree murder, as well as child abuse and forcible sodomy, according to local station KMOV.

The fact that this mother knew her boyfriend was a registered sex offender and not only let him spend time with her daughter, but according to reports, encouraged him to have sex with her tiny, helpless infant is the sort of the thing that makes me so enraged I can barely think straight. There is no death penalty inhumane enough for these monsters. I can’t even think of a punishment that would be just in this case.

But equally as disturbing as the crime are Jessica Howell and Jordan Prince’s public Facebook pages. From Prince’s:

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And comments :

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In light of what we know now I can’t help but be extremely disturbed and appalled at these messages.

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And there are photos of Prince with Ashlynn that I can’t bear to post here, but they are visible.

It’s alarming when you can see comments from their friends and family members who were unaware what caused Ashlynn’s death at the time, but Prince’s family had to have known what sort of predator he was….right?

(Photo: facebook)

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  • Chantelle

    It’s so unbelievable that there are such sick, depraved monsters in the world (I wouldn’t dare call them people). I hope everyone is prison knows what they are in for when they go in and get what they deserve.

  • Paul White

    Never underestimate people’s ability to blind themselves to the horrors that their loved ones inflict on other people.

  • DMH

    Just 4 months old… I hope they die. Slowly and painfully. Like in Law Abiding Citizen.

  • keelhaulrose

    There is no punishment that is too good for these monsters. That poor baby didn’t have a chance.

  • Emmali Lucia

    Actually give them life without parole in general population. A guy with a record like that will be dead within 5 years.

    • Rachel Sea

      I hope they both live very long lives in general population. Death is too good for them.

  • Blueathena623

    I know this is totally crass, and I apologize, but I never, physically, understood the mechanics behind raping a baby. It doesn’t seem like things would . . . fit. When they say he raped her, do they mean rape as in penis in vagina and/or anus, or is rape covering something else?
    I’m sorry, I’ve been wondering this for years and years, but never had the ovaries to ask. And by wondering I mean its crossed my mind when I read about cases like this, not that I dwell on it or anything.

    • Justme

      Well, from my understanding of police reports similar to cases like this…it doesn’t exactly all fit together and wreaks havoc on all aspects of a baby down there. The best explanation would be to think about the ripping that can happen when a child is born vaginally…except this kind of rape also can do damage to an infant’s organs as well.

    • Blueathena623

      Ok, that makes sense. Thanks.

    • DMH

      Ugh… I want to puke.

    • Paul White

      It doesn’t fit and can be lethal and permanently damaging to the infant.
      I toured a children’s advocacy center for work one time. It was…I mean, I’m glad there are people that can work in one of those, but I had a hard time getting to sleep that night.

    • Emil

      I work with victims of child abuse (when not on mat leave) and I enjoy my work because I feel like I am at least trying to ease the burden in some small way. Reading these articles is far worse for me because I feel completely helpless.

    • Emmali Lucia

      It can be penis in vagina or penis in anus. There was a story not too long ago about a teen babysitter that raped a little baby boy, the baby had to have a colostomy because his lower intestine was literally destroyed. I think a penis in vagina might be less damage to the actual vagina, since their designed to stretch, but it could easily result in a lot of internal damage.

    • Sarah Hollowell

      Thank you for asking this. I always wonder, too, and have never wanted to ask because it’s just horrifying. What kind of monster looks at an infant – or any child, but especially an infant – and think of it sexually? :/

    • Blueathena623

      Yeah, I can’t wrap my mind around it. Monster is the right term. I’ve started to type multiple things, but keep deleting them, so I’ll say again — monster is the right term.

    • CrazyFor Kate

      It’s possible that power is the real driving factor for them, and sexual ways are the best way they can think of to wield it. Certainly that’s true in many cases of adult rape.

    • Stephen

      Well in this case he was charged with forcible sodomy which could mean oral sex too. Rape can also be oral.

    • CrazyFor Kate

      There could also be other acts involved, of course, which would be traumatic but cause less physical damage. If they’re talking about full intercourse, though…well, I don’t even want to imagine.

  • libraryofbird

    Cases like this make me wish that drawing and quartering was still an option for punishment.

  • Sara610

    Well, at least they weren’t gay. Because that would have made them unfit parents.

    • Emmali Lucia

      I think anyone who ever wears clown makeup is an unfit parent

  • Emil

    Is there some way that I haven’t figured out yet to avoid these horrific stories? The blurb on the main page was enough to ensure I won’t sleep tonight. I only clicked on the article to comment (no way could I bear to read it). I love mommyish but seriously this is too much. I’m too busy with a newborn to go back to therapy.

    • DMH

      I know what you mean. I just want to cry for the poor child. I can’t even imagine what she felt in her last moments. Such a poor, innocent soul. All I can do is give my son an extra long hug.

  • Ayomidesmith

    Oh this Page may be Horrible and dangerous .I am so fear after watch it page .

  • DeadSparrow78

    I am purely disgusted and appalled with both the mother who let such a horrific crime take place to my son’s younger sister. I’m glad he was and is in a better place to be raised where they think the world of him. This is one nasty scar that not only will He but the rest of the family has to live with, I pray they don’t suffer too much from media or community. Both adults guilty of this act deserve Life in prison without parole to later face their real Judgement.

  • whiteroses

    I don’t wish death on a lot of people. And I don’t wish death on these two either. What I wish for them is a long, healthy life in the general population of a particularly violent prison, where every single person in that jail has all the details of what they did.

    Death is too good for these scumbags. And the fact that this… woman (because I won’t dignify her with the title of mother) is still breathing is far more than she deserves.

  • Alexa

    This is the most horrid thing I’ve ever seen. How somebody, two people in fact, commit such acts is beyond me. I don’t believe in heaven and hell but I hope the justice system serves both of them whats coming to them. Child molesters are usually abused or killed in prison- and, in some cases, I think its ok.

  • RandalsonMarquette

    Some other article stated that the guy was granted bail and it was set at $150K. Time for some swift justice.

    • natalee

      no his bond was set at 1 million and he obviously didn’t post it.he’s still sitting in st.charles county jail

  • nemochik

    Mutilate them! Daily. So they live but feel excrutiating pain. Bring back the torture methods of old. But don’t do it to kill them. They don’t deserve a quick death but a prolonged one that goes on the rest of their lives

  • GregD474

    Public Crucifixion is the answer. Crucify them, let them hang for days, then burn them. I’m completely serious. I’m so very tired of this pussy coddling “lethal injection” bullshit. Give these scum what they deserve.

  • Rosa Parks

    they both deserve the same fate as “Mr Hands”