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.
THAT WAS MY WARNING.
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:
And comments :
In light of what we know now I can’t help but be extremely disturbed and appalled at these messages.
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?