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Soulscape
01-15-2010, 04:38 PM
Once again we see a special needs child allegedly abducted.

1. Four children ages 4 & under in home under care of stepfather, one of which (Aveion) is a special needs child.

2. Child Protective Services previously called into home to investigate alleged abuse (failure to feed).

3. Caretaker (stepfather) alleges 3 men broke into apt., knocked him out, bound & gagged 4 y.o. girl, left other two children unharmed, abducted Aveion, left behind ransom note (written on back of medical bill in apt.). Expensive electronic equipment (TV) not taken.

Does anyone else see a disturbing pattern, similar perhaps to Daisja Weaver and Hasanni Campbell cases?

Aveion's natal sunrise chart shows potential abuse markers:

1. Possible SUN square MOON
2. Possible MOON sesquiquadrate PLUTO
3. MARS sesquiquadrate SATURN (HUGE abuse marker)
4. VENUS opposite SATURN (could denote lack of valuing, lack of love)


News articles state the incident occurred between 4:40 - 5:00 pm. The 4:40 pm Event Chart does not line up well with Aveion's (sunrise) natal and Secondary Progressed charts, suggesting that whatever happened occurred prior to this time.

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Cancer, the sign of family/mothering/nurturing, rises on the Event Chart, with ruler MOON in Fateful Degree (same degree as the NODES), applying conjunct SUN (malefic NEW MOON), opposite Chart ASCENDANT, Peregrine, in Detriment, Combust.

Event Chart 8th House Cusp = 06 Aquarius, partile conjuncts Aveion's natal SUN, and Arabic Part of FATALITY 26 Pisces conjuncts Event MIDHEAVEN 29 Pisces, which itself is conjunct malefic Fixed Star SCHEAT within 1 minute of Arc.

Event MARS 15 Leo Retrograde squares Aveion's natal (sunrise) MOON 13 Taurus, and Event SUN 24 Capricorn inconjuncts his Secondary Progressed MOON. Aveion's Secondary Progressed SUN at 09 Aquarius is partile conjunct his natal CHIRON (wounding/harm).

It is a JUPITER day, MERCURY hour. MERCURY rules radix 3rd House (the information/statement/facts) and 4th House (parent). MERCURY at 05 Capricorn is Retrograde (secretive) and conjunct PLUTO in the 6th House of Caretaking.

I get the sense there is more to this story. If anyone comes across stepfather's birth information, please supply.

Thanks,
Soulscape

MBLover
01-17-2010, 04:14 PM
Brandon Real Lockett - DOB - 10/8 (from Roanoke City Court Records - no year given). His MS says he's 24 yrs. old

cc81
01-17-2010, 04:25 PM
I am biting my nails, anxiously awaiting step dads chart!

blessings to our FA's, ya'll are wonderful!

Soulscape
01-18-2010, 10:39 AM
Brandon Real Lockett - DOB - 10/8 (from Roanoke City Court Records - no year given). His MS says he's 24 yrs. old

I am biting my nails, anxiously awaiting step dads chart!

blessings to our FA's, ya'll are wonderful!


We are not sure of stepfather's birth date. It has been called to my attention that some sources list his age as 24, others as 25. There is also confusion regarding month/date. Although Oct. 8 has been frequently cited, August 10 has also been observed. I am reluctant to cast charts under these conditions........

I do note, however, stepfather seems to have nothing other than traffic violations on his record, which is somewhat relieving.

On the other hand, the 4:40 pm chart suggests 'more to the story,' possible deceptive reporting by parent. Which leads me to mention, earliest news reports clearly stated the alleged incident took place between 4:40 - 5:00 pm on Thursday, 1/14/2010. Later news articles, however, referenced stepfather's own testimony that the event took place 'shortly before 6:30 pm' ---

News sources had reported (early on) that police responded @ 6:41 pm.


A chart cast for 6:17 pm ('shortly before 6:30 pm', per stepfather) makes sickening connections with little Aveion's natal (sunrise) chart, which as I pointed out in previous post, shows severe abuse markers. However, I still have this nagging feeling something may have occurred well before even 4:40 pm.

If we can verify stepfather's birth information, I will look at his chart. In the meantime, if anyone can find mother's birth information, that would be worth looking at, as well.

Thanks,
Soulscape

cc81
01-18-2010, 10:57 AM
will this work for a last seen time?
http://www.amw.com/missing_children/brief.cfm?id=70757

--Incident Information
Missing Person Circumstance Text : AMBER ALERT - Child was last seen at 2162 King Charles Av SE, Roanoke, Virginia. Suspects were seen hanging around outside the victim's home even after stepfather asked the three males to go away from the back of their residence. Unknown if armed. A note was left requesting money. May be traveling in a 90's Blazer Chevy , White. unknown. ANYONE HAVING INFORMATION SHOULD CONTACT: Roanoke Police Department at 1-540-853-2211 or Virginia State Police at 1-800-822-4453
Missing Person Last Seen Date : 2010-01-14
Missing Person Last Seen Time : 17:00:00

does the 'severe abuse markers' tell us if the abuse is related to Aveions health defect that has resulted in the child being put in foster care previously or like physical abuse (hope you know what I mean.. not enough coffee this morning!)

will keep looking for more info.. thanks so far Soulscape!

Soulscape
01-18-2010, 07:58 PM
The 5:00 pm Last Seen chart is as troubling, if not more so, than the 4:40 pm chart, and we now have BL's DOB verified as 10/8/1985.

Charts indicate that the 'kidnapping' was staged and it is highly doubtful that little Aveion is still with us.

I am preparing charts / commentary & will post before the evening is out.

Thanks to all who supplied information.

Thanks,
Soulscape

MBLover
01-18-2010, 08:55 PM
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Charts indicate that the 'kidnapping' was staged and it is highly doubtful that little Aveion is still with us.

Thanks,
Soulscape

Several of us have come to that conclusion earlier this afternoon... Sad, sad situation. Thank you for all the work you have done and are doing on Aveion.

Soulscape
01-18-2010, 09:44 PM
As mentioned above, Aveion Lewis was born with a planetary pattern that shows potential for abuse. As I noted previously:

1. Possible SUN square MOON
2. Possible MOON sesquiquadrate PLUTO
3. MARS sesquiquadrate SATURN (HUGE abuse marker)
4. VENUS opposite SATURN (could denote lack of valuing, lack of love)

Because we are working with a sunrise chart, the MOON position is likely inexact (sunrise chart gives 13 Taurus) and ASCENDANT, MIDHEAVEN and House cusps are unreliable. That notwithstanding, I read sunrise charts symbolically and often find they give compelling insights.


http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq5/Soulscape12/Case%20Briefings/AveionLewisNatal.gif




Aveion's natal SUN at 06 Aquarius is in detriment and, other than a conjunction to CHIRON, weakly aspected. A natal SUN that receives little to no support can be problematic, at best describing a person who finds it difficult to work in sync with his world/ environment.

SUN conjunct CHIRON often describes wounding (CHIRON) of the Essential Self (SUN). In Aquarius, this might make him 'different' and/or it could even indicate 'rejection' of some sort. We have heard Aveion was previously removed from his home due to alleged failure to feed / failure to provide medical care and/or medication, and we know Aveion is a special needs child which also would be described well astrologically by SUN conjunct CHIRON.

More unpleasant, MARS sesquiquadrate SATURN applies no matter what time of day Aveion was born. This is a brutality aspect (either as perp or victim). Notice Aveion's natal SATURN is retrograde, often found in charts of individuals who have problematic relationships with their father / father-figure. His SATURN is also opposed VENUS which can (but doesn't have to) indicate a serious lack (SATURN Rx) of nurturing/ love/ affection (VENUS), and SATURN opposite MERCURY could denote depression / failure to thrive.

His natal (sunrise) MOON isn't in great shape either, afflicted by MERCURY, JUPITER, NEPTUNE, PLUTO and CHIRON, which could suggest issues with the mother, wounded digestion/absorption of nutrients and the like, but since we can't rely on the sunrise position, I'm not going to dwell on it.

CERES, another significator of mothering/nurturing/nutrition, is perhaps sextile MOON and definitely conjunct URANUS regardless of birth time, possibly further describing potential for erratic mothering/nurturing and/or the problems he has digesting/absorbing/processing nutrients.

Reading the chart symbolically, I note ALGOL 26 Taurus is close conjunct the 4th House End of Life cusp, which, under the circumstances, makes me nervous.

I will continue commentary in a subsequent post.

Thanks,
Soulscape

Soulscape
01-18-2010, 10:49 PM
The 4:40 pm Last Seen chart discussed above showed 16 Cancer Rising with malefic SOUTH NODE in the 1st House, certainly suggestive of something very bad happening in the home.

Lord 1, the MOON, at 20 Capricorn was shown to be in absolutely terrible, perhaps fatal, condition. The 8th House of Death Cusp was partile exact little Aveion's natal SUN 06 Aquarius, and, as I have pointed out twice now, the same sign on Testimony House 3 and Parental House 4 with interception in House 4 caused me to wonder whether the stepfather had been truthful in his description of what happened.

The 5:00 pm Last Seen chart, however, is worse.


http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq5/Soulscape12/Case%20Briefings/AveionLewisLastSeen5pm.gif



20 Cancer rises, now exactly conjunct the malefic SOUTH NODE with Lord 1 the MOON exactly opposed and in Fateful Degree, foretelling catastrophe/tragedy/fatality. As before, MOON is peregrine (helpless), in detriment, applying conjunct SUN (malefic NEW MOON) and combust.

We almost need go no further... something horrifically tragic, perhaps fatal, has occurred.

SATURN, the natural indicator of Death and, in this chart, Lord 8 of Death, is partile conjunct the 4th House of Endings cusp.

Arabic Parts give further clues:

MURDER1 19:37 Libra squares MOON

MURDER2 21:16 Aries squares MOON

ASSAULT1 20:24 Cancer conjuncts ASC and opposes MOON

TERMINATION 18:55 Leo inconjuncts MOON

CATASTROPHE 19:20 Virgo trines MOON

The Point of Death 15:20 Aquarius partile opposes MARS, a vicious malefic, at 15:25 Leo Rx.

Next, I looked at a quad wheel showing Aveion's natal, Tertiary Progressed, his stepfather's natal and the 5:00 pm Last Seen. Because as I write this, the stepfather has still not been declared a POI, I am not including BL's natal chart in the graphic below, although I have indicated relevant placements outside the wheel.




http://i428.photobucket.com/albums/qq5/Soulscape12/Case%20Briefings/Tri-WheelAveionLewisNatal-TertProg-.gif



Natally, Brandon has a MARS-VENUS conjunction 17 - 20 Virgo as focal point of a T-square involving URANUS (14 Sagittarius) opposed CHIRON (14 Gemini) exact --- all in mutable signs (highly unstable). The outlet point would be approx. 14-17 Pisces. Additionally, Brandon has a sorely afflicted MOON (based on sunrise position), further suggesting instability, as well as difficulty in ability to nurture.

On 1/14/2010, transit MARS 15 Leo Rx triggered the entire pattern by trining BL's natal URANUS. Unfortunately, on that date, little Aveion's Tertiary Progressed SUN at 16 Pisces was the outlet.

Part of DEATH in Event Chart 11 Leo squares Aveion's natal (sunrise) MOON 13 Taurus and squares BL's (sunrise) VERTEX 12 Taurus and NODES 10 Taurus/Scorpio.

The last Solar Eclipse prior to the incident at 29 Cancer partile conjuncts BL's natal (sunrise) MOON and parallels Event MARS exact 0:00, with MARS being the trigger discussed two paragraphs above.

Event MIDHEAVEN 04 Aries partile opposes Aveion's Tertiary Progressed VERTEX (a fate indicator) 04 Libra and Event SATURN, which at 04 Libra is partile conjunct the Event 4th House of Endings cusp. SATURN rules the 8th House of Death in this chart, the cusp of which is 11:04 Aquarius, which is partile opposed Event Part of Death 11 Leo.

Mutable grand crosses are highly unstable. This one, triggered into action by transit MARS with Aveion's Tertiary Progressed SUN as outlet point, could have been fatal, with a 'kidnapping' staged as a cover-up.

Thanks,
Soulscape

MBLover
01-18-2010, 11:02 PM
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Arabic Parts give further clues:

MURDER1 19:37 Libra squares MOON

MURDER2 21:16 Aries squares MOON



I'm still really new to this side of astrology...so I hope my question isn't out of line or sounds stupid...

The above Murder1 - and - Murder2

Does this mean that there are 2 people possibly involved in this? Or does this mean that there was a possibility of 2 different events that could have brought harm to this child?

Thank you!

Soulscape
01-18-2010, 11:15 PM
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I'm still really new to this side of astrology...so I hope my question isn't out of line or sounds stupid...

The above Murder1 - and - Murder2

Does this mean that there are 2 people possibly involved in this? Or does this mean that there was a possibility of 2 different events that could have brought harm to this child?

Thank you!


Part of MURDER1 is typically used in day charts (from sunrise to sunset) and MURDER2 in night charts (from sunset to sunrise). I always look at both. I have found no correlation with two perps / two events.

Thanks,
Soulscape

MBLover
01-19-2010, 05:39 PM
Aveion's step-father is now in custody but has yet to be charged with anything. LE does not believe his story from all of the inconsistencies. LE believes the child was deceased before the 911 call was made.

http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/roanoke_police_to_update_search_for_aveion_lewis_a t_515_p.m/75768/

ETA: Soulscape...can you have at him now?

MBLover
01-20-2010, 12:48 PM
The step-father has been charged!

http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/697824.html

Angel Who Cares
01-20-2010, 08:28 PM
Family of Aveion Lewis reacts to his death and faked abduction
Published: January 19, 2010
Updated: January 20, 2010
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“All indications are Aveion was deceased prior to the 911 call made on the 14th,“ says Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins.

Aveion’s body still hasn’t been found. Tuesday night the Lockett home was an active crime scene and Chris Ward, Aveion’s Uncle, was still in shock even though he didn’t believe Lockett’s story from the beginning. “We had already put this together when it hit, but I’m not prepared for it.“

Police are calling this a death investigation at this time, not a murder. Lockett is being questioned but has not been officially charged. For some family members, there still isn’t a sense of closure. “They still haven’t found his body,“ said Ward.

Video: Family of Aveion Lewis reacts to his death and faked abduction 2:15
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/f9dbaa6e-572d-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/76042/

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/the_family_of_aveion_lewis_reacts_to_his_death_and _faked_abduction/75839/
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Charges filed in Aveion Lewis case
Published: January 19, 2010
Updated: January 20, 2010
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Wed. 1:28 p.m. Roanoke City Police have filed charges against Brandon Lockett. According to a press release, he has been charged with felony child neglect, improper disposal of a human body, and obstruction of justice. Police continue to search for the body of 2-yr old Aveion Malik Lewis.

5:50 p.m.

News release update from Roanoke City Police Dept.
On January 14, 2010, the Roanoke Police Department received a report of the abduction of Aveion Malik Lewis from the 2100 block of King Charles Avenue.

Since then, the department has investigated the reported abduction and received varying degrees of cooperation from key persons in the investigation; which lead police to question the validity of information received from some individuals.

As a result, investigators began to focus on the possibility that Brandon Lockett, Aveion’ step-father was not providing accurate details. Based on conflicting statements given, and significant developments within the last 24 hours, police determined that it was necessary to expand the previous and ongoing ground search.

As the search progressed, Police were advised that the reported abduction did not occur.

It is with great regret and sadness that the Roanoke Police Department announces that our investigation has moved from an abduction to an investigation into the death of Aveion Malik Lewis.

All indications are that Aveion was deceased prior to the 911 call made on January 14. This information has been provided by Brandon Lockett. Unfortunately, police do not yet have a known location of Aveion’s body. The expanded ground search, which began this morning will continue in an effort locate Aveion.

Investigators are working to obtain more information surrounding the circumstances of Aveion’s death, and those details cannot be released at this time.

During this investigation we have received overwhelming support and cooperation from the public, and the Roanoke Police Department thanks everyone for their cooperation. The department asks for the public’s continued support, assistance, and cooperation.

This investigation is ongoing, and anyone with additional information regarding this investigation should call the Roanoke Police Department.

The department thanks the Federal Bureau of Investigation, the Virginia State Police, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, and numerous public safety agencies and search teams from across the state and outside Virginia.

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/roanoke_police_to_update_search_for_aveion_lewis_a t_515_p.m/75768/
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Aveion Lewis update: Stepfather charged, search for body continues
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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Roanoke police have charged the stepfather of Aveion Malik Lewis with child neglect, improper disposal of a human body and obstruction of justice, police said in a news release this afternoon.

Brandon Lockett had told police that on Thursday three men knocked him out and abducted his 2-year-old stepson. On Tuesday, he told police that the child was dead even before he was reported missing.

Police are continuing to search for the toddler's body and have not released information on how Aveion might have died.

Video Included In Article-Press conference: Police believe 2-year-old Aveion Lewis is dead

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/233654
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Missing 2-year-old Aveion Lewis is dead, police told
Wednesday, January 20, 2010
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The search for Aveion Lewis took an abrupt turn Tuesday when the 2-year-old boy's stepfather told investigators that the toddler is dead, Roanoke Police Chief Joe Gaskins said at a news conference.

The stepfather, Brandon Lockett, was being held Tuesday for questioning, Gaskins said. The boy's mother, Morgan Lockett, also has been questioned.

Wednesday, Roanoke police charged Brandon Lockett with child neglect, improper disposal of a human body and obstruction of justice. Police did not release information on how Aveion might have died.

During the investigation, police received varying degrees of cooperation from people they interviewed, Gaskins said. That led them to question the validity of the information they were receiving, especially from Brandon Lockett, Gaskins said.

On Tuesday, Lockett told police that Aveion was dead even before the family reported the abduction, according to Roanoke police spokeswoman Aisha Johnson.

Police on Tuesday expanded the search for the toddler's body, and they will continue searching today.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/233584
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Roanoke Police charge Aveion Lewis’ step-father
Published: January 20, 2010
Updated: January 20, 2010
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Dogs and recovery crews searched the ground and the banks of the Roanoke River Wednesday, focusing on a two mile area surrounding Lockett’s home. Captain Curtis Davis with the Roanoke Police Department, says more than one hundred people at any given time are out searching. “There is a dedicated team constantly on this trying to find the body.“

“We use grid maps to determine certain lengths to search and then we look at terrain. All of this to find where a person could go in there.“

As of Wednesday afternoon, recovery crews have come up empty handed and Captain Davis says Brandon Lockett isn’t helping much on that end.

“I’m very frustrated. We’re not getting much information and I’m frustrated with some of the information we are getting then were not successful when we get it.“

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/brandon_lockett_is_charged_with_neglect_improper_d isposal_of_a_body_and_obs/76169/
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7oVDiHTnBOw

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bf13TFBF89I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wH7NISRW4Tk

:angel:

Cubby
01-20-2010, 10:59 PM
Soulscape, I am anxiously awaiting any info charts you can share on dad. Since he is apparently not cooperating with LE on sharing the location of Aveions remains, I am wondering if you are able to get any idea's on where those remains might be located. Not sure if that is something you can see in the charts.

My heart is breaking for this little guy. He never had a chance with his bio mom and step dad.

Soulscape
01-20-2010, 11:18 PM
Soulscape, I am anxiously awaiting any info charts you can share on dad. Since he is apparently not cooperating with LE on sharing the location of Aveions remains, I am wondering if you are able to get any idea's on where those remains might be located. Not sure if that is something you can see in the charts.

My heart is breaking for this little guy. He never had a chance with his bio mom and step dad.


Stepfather's chart will not tell us where he put Aveion. Last Seen positions of MOON (Aveion's significator) and SUN (dispositor of Part of Death and Part of Find) suggest due WEST (or conversely, EAST), within approx. 4 miles of home. Possibly near a playground or recreational area, entertainment center, restaurant district & the like (both Part of Death and Part of Find in the sign Leo, associated with such things). Very possibly buried/ at earth level/ shallow grave (SUN & MOON in Capricorn, an Earth sign). Chart does not suggest water....

Thanks,
Soulscape

passionflower
01-20-2010, 11:24 PM
IIRC, men bury children and woman put them in containers and head for water.........
read that in a book.........

MBLover
01-20-2010, 11:54 PM
According to the google map -

East would take one directly into the woods behind Jamestown Place

West would take one back into the City - passing an industrial area - neighborhoods - before dumping one out on Franklin Road where there aren't too many restaurants - just a few fast food places, there is a stripper bar....

I'm really at a loss...but am betting that child is in the woods and it's also possible he could have gotten to Mill Mountain - at least some part of it - which has a park and zoo.

Angel Who Cares
01-21-2010, 11:49 PM
Missing Roanoke toddler’s stepfather charged with neglect
Published: January 21, 2010
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The stepfather of a missing Roanoke toddler has been charged with felony child neglect.

Roanoke police said 24-year-old Brandon Lockett also was charged yesterday with improper disposal of a human body and obstruction of justice.

Police continued to search wooded areas and the banks of the Roanoke River for the body of 2-year-old Aveion Malik Lewis.

Article:
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/state_regional/article/AMBR21_20100120-214802/319027/
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Former Macon man charged with several crimes in Va.
Thursday, Jan. 21, 2010
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Tuesday, Lockett told police the toddler was dead before he was reported missing. That same day, police said that they questioned Lockett’s story, according to a news release.

Lockett is being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

Other charges may be presented before a grand jury in February, Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Don Caldwell told the Roanoke newspaper.

Although searches continued Wednesday, Aveion’s body hasn’t been found.

Virginia court records show that Lockett married the boy’s mother in April 2008.

Before the marriage, Georgia court records describe several run-ins that Lockett had with the law in Bibb County.

Bibb County State Court records show Lockett pleaded guilty to family violence-related simple battery and criminal trespass in 2006 and 2007. The victim was described in court records as the mother of Lockett’s infant child, a different woman than Aveion. He was sentenced to probation.

Lockett also was charged with obstructing a law enforcement officer Aug. 21, 2006, for running away from police. He pleaded guilty and was sentenced to 10 days in jail, according to court records.

On March 13, 2007, his probation was revoked because he failed to report for probation. Lockett was ordered to serve 60 days in jail and then return to probation, according to the records.

Lockett was indicted in Bibb County Superior Court on June 13, 2007, on charges that he possessed marijuana and cocaine with intent to distribute the cocaine, according to court records.

He pleaded guilty to simple possession of cocaine July 10, 2007, and was sentenced to three years on probation, according to court records.

Article:
http://www.macon.com/local/story/993149.html
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Stepfather charged in Aveion Lewis case; 2-year-old missing boy's body still sought
Brandon Lockett, who has a history of violence, has been charged in the child's disappearance.
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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UPDATED JAN. 21: Roanoke police have temporarily postponed the search for Aveion Lewis due to the winter weather. If you have any information about the case, call 853-2212.

As the search for Aveion Lewis' body continued Wednesday, Roanoke police charged his stepfather in the toddler's disappearance.

Brandon Lockett, 24, is charged with felony child neglect, improper disposal of a human body and obstruction of justice.

Other charges may be considered by the grand jury in February, Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell said.

Lockett's criminal record tracks back to Georgia, where court records show that, among other convictions, he was found guilty in 2006 of striking the mother of his child with a candleholder.

Police have not released any information on how the boy may have died, and his body had not been found as of Wednesday night.

Neither Caldwell nor Roanoke police Capt. Curtis Davis would explain why Lockett has been charged with child neglect, or whether that led to the toddler's death, because of the ongoing investigation.

"The charges are appropriate for what we have developed at this time," Davis said.

Lockett has been cooperating in some aspects of the investigation but not others, Davis said.

Lockett has a criminal record in Georgia, where he is still on probation for possession of cocaine, according to court documents.

He also has a history of violence.

Lockett is being held at the Roanoke City Jail without bond.

Freezing rain is expected today, which could hamper search efforts.

Davis said police would continue following up on leads even in inclement weather.

"Until we find him, we're going to continue working this case as much as we possibly can," Davis said.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/233714
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Warrant: Aveion Lewis case investigated as homicide; toddler had been in foster care
Thursday, January 21, 2010
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Police are investigating the death of Roanoke toddler Aveion Lewis as a homicide, and he was living in an unstable home life that at one time prompted authorities to put the child in foster care, according to details in a search warrant unsealed today.

On Wednesday, police charged Lockett with felony child neglect, improper disposal of a human body, and obstruction of justice. Aveion's mother, Morgan Lockett, has been interviewed by police but has not been charged.

The search warrant, filed Wednesday in Roanoke City Circuit Court, says that Aveion was born with a medical problem that required surgery to remove part of his intestines. As a result, he had a strict feeding schedule and needed medication.

When he was 14 months old, he weighed less than nine pounds, and authorities found that his parents were not following the medical instructions for his care, the search warrant says.

Aveion was removed from his home for 16 months, in which time he doubled his weight, according to the document.

He returned to his parent's home on King Charles Avenue in Southeast Roanoke in September, according the search warrant.

At that time, the Locketts were having financial problems and they were taking care of three other children, according to the document.

The police's investigation has indicated that Aveion recently suffered burns on both legs from a home heater, the search warrant says. The toddler did not receive medical treatment because of his prior history with the Department of Social Services. The search warrant says Aveion was described as having a "high threshold for pain."

Police searched the Lockett's home and took a number of items including cell phones, a handwritten letter, children's clothing, a pillow, a mattress, a green leafy substance, baby bottles, and prescription medicine.

The FBI is helping the police investigate Aveion's death, and it provided statistics about cases of false allegations to cover up the death of a child. Those statistics, which were included in the search warrant, are as follows:

-- In 44 percent of the cases, there is a history of previous physical abuse or maltreatment
-- In 53 percent of the cases, there was a prolonged period of separation from the parents
-- In 41 percent of the cases the victim had been described by the offender as being "difficult" or "different"
-- In 92 percent of the cases, the families have other domestic problems including financial, drug related, multiple toddlers and family violence issues

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/233798
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CHIP devastated by Aveion Lewis scenario
Published: January 21, 2010
Updated: January 21, 2010
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“We did find him to be considerably underweight,“ said Robin Haldiman, CEO of Child Health Investment Partnership.

CHIP enrolled Aveion and case managed him while he was in foster care. “When he was placed in foster care he grew and thrived and became developmentally on target.“ Several months ago, Aveion was sent back to live with his biological mother and stepfather, Brandon Lockett. Lockett is now charged with neglect, improper disposal of a body and obstruction of justice.

“We are all so devastated that this happened and that he ended up back in the home.“

Haldiman says the situation Aveion found himself in isn’t that rare. “The staff deals with these awful situations more than we would like to.“

“We have to advocate for tougher laws against child abuse and tougher laws to terminate parental rights.“

Video: CHIP devastated by Aveion Lewis scenario 2:11
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/62c613b6-5846-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/76438/

Video: Roanoke Police charge Aveion Lewis' step-father
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/afe3ff9a-5784-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/76197/

Video: Family of Aveion Lewis reacts to his death and faked abduction
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/f9dbaa6e-572d-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/76042/

Video: #2Family of Aveion Lewis reacts to his death and faked abduction
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/41842dd2-56cf-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/75888/

Video: After 150+ tips, still no sign of missing Roanoke toddler Aveion Lewis...
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/17044386-55e3-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/75454/

Video: Search continues for local toddler
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/b5dd5656-546b-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/75177/

Video: Headlines from Roanoke
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/e90e6ec6-53ac-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/75092/

Video: Family of Aveion Lewis speaks out
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/2bf08d0e-5390-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/75074/

Video: AMBER ALERT issued for missing child
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/c1e49d6a-533a-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/74906/

Video: BREAKING NEWS: Roanoke Police searching for missing child
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/d2907ae8-52e1-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/74833/

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/chip_devastated_by_aveion_lewis_scenario/76378/
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Warrants Reveal Toddler Had Troubling Home Life
01/21/10 6:02 pm
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Roanoke police have suspended their search for the body of little Aveion Lewis, because of the weather. They'll pick up the search again when things clear.

Meanwhile, there is new information about Aveion's disappearance and his stepfather. Brandon Lockett is now in jail, charged in connection with the boy's death. One of the more startling accusations is that Brandon Lockett may have been setting his alibi in motion at least a day before Avieon was reported missing.

Lockett's neighbor, James Tyree claims Lockett was already setting the stage for Avieon's abduction a full day before the boy went missing.

"He tried to say he had an anonymous call. He showed me his phone. Yes it had an anonymous call... but I thought that was suspicious," Tyree said.

Suspicious because, as Tyree describes it, Lockett claimed the call came from the would-be kidnapper.

"I think he was trying to set the whole situation up himself."

According to courts documents, police searched the Lockett's home looking for several items including guns, bullets, tools used to dismember or maim, as well as books or other media related to child kidnappings.

Video: Warrants Reveal Toddler Had Troubling Home Life
Roanoke police have suspended their search for the body of little Aveion Lewis, because of the weather. They'll pick up the search again when things clear.
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/698414_video.html?ref=newsstory

Article:
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/698414.html
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Stepfather Charged in Toddler’s Death
posted 01/20/10 7:04 pm
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There are new developments in the case of a missing Roanoke toddler who police now say is dead.

Roanoke Police charged Avieon Lewis' stepfather with child abuse, neglect, illegal transport of a dead body, and obstruction of justice.

Video: Stepfather Charged in Toddler’s Death
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/697824_video.html

Article:
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/697824.html
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Search For 2-year-old Expands
posted 01/19/10 12:57 pm
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Around noon Tuesday, crews and volunteers started searching areas around Roanoke beyond the vacinity where Aveion Malik Lewis disappeared from Thursday.

Crews are searching using boats on the Roanoke River to search the banks and the water for any signs of the toddler. Search dogs are also scouring the area.

Morgan and Brandon Lockett plead for their son's return.
http://www.acc-tv.com/images/wset/news/missing_2yrold_parents.jpg

Video: Parents Give Details of 2-Year-Old’s Disappearance
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/696558_video.html

Video: FBI Joins Search for 2-Year-Old
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/696229_video.html

Article:
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0110/697456.html

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Angel Who Cares
01-22-2010, 09:16 PM
Search Resumes For Body Of Roanoke Toddler
Jan 22, 2010 9:44 am US/Eastern
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Investigators have resumed their search for the body of a missing Roanoke toddler.

Police said Friday that teams are searching an area around the home, including the Roanoke River, for the boy's remains.

Article:
http://wjz.com/wireapnewsva/Search.resumes.for.2.1442389.html
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Police: 2-year-old Aveion Lewis' death a homicide
Aveion Lewis had been returned to his home in September after spending 16 months in foster care, according to a search warrant.
Friday, January 22, 2010
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UPDATED JAN. 22: Investigators have resumed their search for Aveion Lewis. Police said Friday that teams are searching an area around the home, including the Roanoke River, for the boy's remains.

A search warrant unsealed Thursday in the case of Aveion Lewis describes his death as a homicide and his short life as one of neglect.

The 2-year-old had recently suffered blistering burns on both legs from a heater, and did not receive medical care for those injuries, the search warrant says.

Before that, he'd been placed in foster care for 16 months, the document said.

Aveion, who would have turned 3 later this month, was removed from his home for 16 months, in which time he doubled his weight, according to the document.

He returned to his parents' home on King Charles Avenue in Southeast Roanoke in September, according to the search warrant.

*2-Videos Included In Article!

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/233846
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Roanoke's social services releases more details about Aveion Lewis case
Friday, January 22, 2010
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Roanoke's Social Services Department released the following statement this afternoon regarding the case of Roanoke toddler Aveion Lewis:

Roanoke, VA - Information regarding Child Protective Services (CPS) reports and investigations is protected from disclosure by the Code of Virginia. The Department of Social Services is precluded from releasing this information except in cases of child fatality or near fatality. At this time the Roanoke Police Department has modified their investigation of Aveion Lewis from abduction to a fatality.

For this reason, the Department of Social Services is permitted to release limited information.

The following is an overview of the activities of the Department with respect to the toddler and his family.

Aveion's case first came to the Department's attention on May 2, 2008, when a report was received by the Child Protective Services unit. The report stated that Aveion was being neglected by his mother, Morgan Lockett, and that he was severely underweight. Social workers from Roanoke's Department of Social Services responded immediately to the report. The child was taken into protective custody in order to obtain needed medical treatment.

On May 5, 2008, CPS workers, as required by law, sought an emergency removal order from the City of Roanoke's Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court so that the child could remain in foster care.

Aveion remained in a foster home placement until March 31, 2009.

During this time, the Department coordinated services in a plan approved, and periodically reviewed, by the court. These services included obtaining information to assist in an assessment of the family's needs, which led to the provision of an 18-week domestic violence alternatives program for Mr. Lockett, which he completed, and a parenting education class for both parents, also completed.

Aveion received various medical and rehabilitative services during his time in foster care. He had supervised visitation with Mr. and Mrs. Lockett.

As a result of the Locketts' compliance with the service plan, extended visitation in their home was initiated with a clinical in-home therapist in December 2008. The therapist was in the home for 20 to 30 hours per month observing the Locketts' parenting, reinforcing and teaching good parenting practices, as well as observing Aveion's adjustment.

On March 31, 2009, Aveion was returned to Mr. and Mrs. Lockett's full-time care while the Department retained legal custody. The in-home therapy continued throughout this trial placement.

Additionally, Aveion's foster care social worker continued to make regular visits to the home, both announced and unannounced, to observe how the child was adjusting, and to ascertain that Aveion continued to be healthy and have his medical and nutritional needs met. This trial return home placement was continued for six months, and on Sept. 19, 2009, upon recommendation by the Department, the court returned legal custody of Aveion to Mrs. Lockett.

On Jan. 14, 2010, the Department learned of Aveion's reported abduction. A new child protective services investigation was initiated related to the purported abduction and subsequent death investigation. Since that time, the Department is, and has been, cooperating with the Roanoke Police in their criminal investigation.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/233984
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Dept. Of Social Services releases information on Aveion Lewis
Published: January 22, 2010
Updated: January 22, 2010
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Back in 2008, Aveion was taken from the home of his stepfather, Brandon Lockett and his biological mother Morgan Lockett for “failure to thrive”. He was then put into foster care. At 14 months old he weighed only nine pounds.

Friday, the Department of Social Services tells Ten On Your Side while Aveion was in foster care, Brandon Lockett was ordered to take domestic violence alternative classes and Morgan Lockett a parenting education class, all while having supervised visitation.

Because they complied, Social Services says in December 2008, the Lockett’s were granted extended visitation rights. In March 2009, full care with department legal custody and visits by a social worker. Then on September 19th, Social Services recommended legal custody of Aveion to his mother.

Social Services says a new child protective services investigation is underway and they are cooperating with police.

Social Services for the full version of the release
http://static.mgnetwork.com/sls/extras/ALewis1-22-10.pdf

Video: Dept. Of Social Services releases information on Aveion Lewis 2:07
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/387cb3d4-5905-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/76648/

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/dept._of_social_services_releases_information_on_a veion_lewis/76625/

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Cubby
01-23-2010, 10:10 PM
Still curious what does appear on step dads charts, when you have time Soulscape.
TIA!

Angel Who Cares
01-27-2010, 04:49 PM
Body of small child found at Smith Gap landfill in Roanoke County
January 27, 2010
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UPDATED: Wednesday @ 5 p.m.
Police found the body of a small child at the Smith Gap landfill in Roanoke County around 12:30 p.m. Wednesday.

The body was found in the landfill among trash from Aveion Lewis' neighborhood. The body was sent to the medical examiner for a positive ID.

Here is the full news release:
Roanoke Police Department Continues Investigation into the Death of Aveion Malik Lewis

Roanoke, VA- Since the initial report of the disappearance of Aveion Malik Lewis, the Roanoke Police Department has been committed to locating him. The initial investigation was treated as an abduction.

However, due to conflicting information during the initial investigation, investigators identified and located trash collected from the immediate area of the 2100 block of King Charles Avenue. The trash was secured at the Smith Gap Landfill operated by the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority.

Searches of the trash were conducted as the weather permitted. On January 27, search teams made a discovery while searching the trash collected from the immediate area of the 2100 block of King Charles Avenue. The Medical Examiner's Office was contacted, and personnel from that office responded and confirmed the discovery is that of the body of a small child. The child's body has been transported to the Medical Examiner's Office to determine identity and cause of death.

The Roanoke Police Department thanks the community for its overwhelming support during this investigation. Numerous citizens have called providing tips in this investigation and offering to assist in the search for Aveion's body. The Department also thanks the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Roanoke Fire/EMS, the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children, the Virginia Department of Emergency Management, and numerous local and state public safety agencies for their assistance. The Roanoke Police Department continues to call on citizens to help in this investigation. Anyone with information should call the Department at (540) 853-2212.
Stay with News7 and WDBJ7.com for the latest.

Video: Body of small child found at Smith Gap landfill in Roanoke County (01/27) - 2:09
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4494101&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Video: Search for Aveion Lewis continues at Roanoke County landfill (01/26) - 1:54
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4490672&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Video: Social services explains Aveion Lewis' return to parents (01/22) - 2:30
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4482872&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Video: News7 speaks with Aveion Lewis' Uncle (1/23) - 1:39
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4483700&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Video: Memorial set for Aveion Lewis (01/25) - 0:38
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4488318&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11889797
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Roanoke Police: Child’s body found in trash
Published: January 27, 2010
Updated: January 27, 2010
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5:05 p.m.
At a news conference about the Aveion Lewis case, Roanoke Police said a small child’s body found by searchers in trash, but it has not been officially ruled as Aveion Lewis.

Investigators tell us the body was found around 12:30 p.m. today at the Smith Gap Landfill in Roanoke County. The body was found in trash collected near and around the Jamestown Apartments, where Aveion’s family lives.

The child’s body has been taken to the Roanoke Medical Examiner’s office to be positively identified.
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4:48 p.m.
Court records show Brandon Lockett, the step-father of Aveion Lewis, has been charged with murder.

The charge’s filing date is listed at January 25th (Monday), and the offense date is listed as January 14, 2010.
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3:41 p.m.
Roanoke City Police have called a news conference for 5 p.m. to discuss the Aveion Lewis case.

The police department is not allowing reporters to show the news conference live. WSLS will have a crew inside to bring you what is said.

Officers have been searching Smith Gap Landfill again today, following Tuesday’s restart of the search in Roanoke County. The landfill had identified trash brought in from Roanoke when Aveion Lewis disappeared, and had set it aside for investigators to search.

Video: Aveion Lewis search heads to Landfill 1/26/10 2:10
25 people went through four train car loads of trash
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/be65e960-5c35-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/77237/

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/roanoke_police_to_discuss_aveion_lewis_case_at_5_p .m/77382/
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Roanoke toddler Aveion Lewis' dad speaks about losing his son
James Lewis says things changed after the boy's mother met Brandon Lockett.
Saturday, January 23, 2010
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James Lewis took his son, Aveion, and daughter, Gabrielle, to family cookouts, and spent time with them at home. But that changed, Lewis said, when the children's mother began dating Brandon Lockett.

"It just seemed like she was shutting me out of my kids' lives," Lewis said Friday, the first time he's spoken publicly since Aveion's death.
Lewis, 23, also talked about his custody battles with Morgan Lockett and the Department of Social Services.

While in foster care, Aveion doubled in weight, according to the search warrant. During that time, Lewis said he visited his son and tried to get custody of him.
"I was always worried about him," Lewis said.

In December 2008, Social Services allowed the Locketts to have extended visitations with Aveion at their home.

Jane Conlin, director of Social Services in Roanoke, said Friday that the responsibility for what happened to Aveion does not rest with her department.
"The person who is responsible for this is not the social worker," she said. "I think we need to keep in mind that social workers aren't mind readers. We work with the best knowledge and information we have and within the law. Nobody can, with 100 percent accuracy, predict the behavior of another person."

Lewis, however, said he never trusted Brandon Lockett.
"The way Brandon was, it just seemed like he wanted to get to me," Lewis said.
The two would have confrontations during court hearings, and Lewis said that his children's mother's attitude toward him changed after she began dating Lockett.

That's when Lewis said he lost contact with his children.
He recalled several times that he tried to see them, such as on Aveion's first birthday, when he said Morgan Lockett wouldn't answer the door.

Lewis' mother, Briggitte Mason, also said she had to go to court to get visitation rights and, even then, found herself knocking on a door that wouldn't open.
"How many times can you get your heart broke?" Mason said.

Now Lewis, who works at Walmart and at the Roanoke Civic Center, wants custody of his daughter, who is about to turn 4.
She is currently staying with Morgan Lockett's mother, who is also looking after Brandon Lockett's two children, said Cara Ward, Morgan Lockett's sister.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/234025
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Police search Roanoke Co. landfill for missing toddler Aveion Lewis
Tuesday, January 26, 2010
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On what would have been Aveion Lewis' third birthday, more than 20 people spent the day raking through trash at the Smith Gap landfill in an effort to find the infant's body.Roanoke Police Captain G.W. Staples said workers were about halfway through the pile that came to the regional landfill from Roanoke city. He said workers found scraps of trash with addresses indicating that portions of it came from streets around Jamestown Place in Southeast Roanoke, from which Aveion was first reported missing.

On what would have been Aveion Lewis' third birthday, searchers comb through trash at the Smith Gap landfill in Roanoke County for his body
http://www.roanoke.com/news/images/0126_lewissearch.jpg

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/234361
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Video: Aveion Lewis' Family Asks For Justice 2:49
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4495091&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Video: Searchers Find Child's Body At Landfill
http://www.clickorlando.com/video/22366065/index.html
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"Rest In Peace Aveion!"

http://media.newsadvance.com/newsadvance/img-story/images/uploads/Lewis-Aveion.jpg

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butterfly1978
01-27-2010, 07:30 PM
This is so sad, so many are being found, maybe Haleigh and Gabreil can be found during this time.

PMLsmom
01-27-2010, 08:02 PM
So sorry Aveion.

Angel Who Cares
01-30-2010, 06:42 AM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PZoPGQ8j8_I
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Warrant says child's body wrapped, taped
Police seized duct tape and other items Friday from the home of Aveion Lewis' stepfather
Saturday, January 30, 2010
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When the body thought to be that of 2-year-old Aveion Lewis was found in a regional landfill, he was wrapped in packaging and tape, a search warrant filed in Roanoke Circuit Court on Friday said.

Reported missing from his Roanoke home on Jan. 14. Remains that are believed to be Aveion's were found Wednesday in the Smith Gap Regional Landfill in Roanoke County. Authorities had begun searching there after determining that garbage containers from around Aveion's home in the 2100 block of King Charles Avenue Southeast were emptied Jan. 14 and their contents taken to the city's trash transfer station, then moved by rail to Smith Gap.

In a search warrant filed Friday, police said searchers found a child's body "inside of packaging that was bound with an adhesive binding." :cry:

The warrant said police planned to search the home Aveion shared with Lockett and Aveion's mother, Morgan Lockett. Morgan Lockett has not been charged in the case.

Specifically, police were seeking "all packaging items. All identification items, receipts, bar codes, and applications for membership. Any adhesive tape. All documents pertaining to Aveion Lewis."

The search warrant return, filed later Friday afternoon, said police collected 17 pieces of duct tape, plastic grocery store shopping bags and a mop. Officers took swabs from a training toilet, toddler bed and stains under the toddler bed and on a bedroom closet door. And officers seized a variety of paperwork, including immunization records on Aveion's siblings, and a prescription bottle for Aveion's medication that had been filled in 2008.

Though identification of the body found at the landfill has not been confirmed, Aveion's relatives scheduled a memorial service for Sunday at St. Matthew Word of Life Fellowship Church in Northwest Roanoke. The service is planned for 5 p.m. at 1422 Abbott St. N.W.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/234833
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Body found at Roanoke Co. landfill
Medical examiners will try to determine whether the body is that of Aveion Lewis, who disappeared two weeks ago.
Thursday, January 28, 2010
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Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell said Wednesday evening that he had previously planned to present a murder charge against the child's stepfather, Brandon Lockett, to the grand jury on Monday. Now that police have discovered a child's body, that may change, Caldwell said.

"If it appears there is additional evidence that can be gathered, we may withhold placing additional charges" until the grand jury meets again in March, he said.

"It's nothing short of a miracle that they actually found that child's body," Caldwell said.

Police asked the Roanoke Valley Resource Authority early on in the investigation to identify and separate trash that may have come from near Jamestown Place, Gaskins said. They began sorting through the compacted garbage at Smith Gap Regional Landfill on Saturday, but stopped for two days because of heavy rain. The body was found Wednesday about 12:30 p.m., Gaskins said.

Aveion's aunt, Cara Ward, also expressed her gratitude for the police department's dedication in finding Aveion's body.

She said that the discovery brings some relief. "I'm really glad that they found the body," she said. "But I know that Aveion's spiritual body is at home with the Lord."

She is appalled that someone apparently put the child's body in the trash. "I can't believe someone would do something so horrific, to put him in the trash," she said. "Who in their right mind would put that sweet, cute, beautiful child in the trash?"

Aveion would have turned 3 on Tuesday.

Ward said what she will remember most about Aveion, who was born prematurely, is how hard he fought to live. "He was a fighter. He fought for his life to even come into this world, and I'm sure he died fighting," she said.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/234569
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Murder charges against Lockett could be filed in March
Published: January 28, 2010
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“I would anticipate we will proceed to the March Grand Jury,“ says Roanoke Commonwealth’s Attorney Don Caldwell. He had originally planned to present murder charges against Brandon Lockett to the grand jury on Monday, even without Aveion’s body. “We quite honestly, in conjunction with the police, felt like it was a long shot that it would be found.“

However, on Wednesday police confirmed they found a body of a little boy in the Smith Gap landfill. With that, Caldwell took the charges off the table. “Given the fact a body has been recovered and it appears to be that of the child, now we are going to wait for the results to be completed by the Medical Examiner.“

Caldwell says a body means more evidence and the more evidence, the more specific you can be in placing a charge. He says there are several murder charges that might be pursued in this particular situation. “We were going to proceed under one theory but now we’re waiting to see if the evidence might support another theory.“

Caldwell says the absence of a body would not have made the case against Lockett impossible to prove, but does leave room for reasonable doubt. “If there is no body to prove in fact a death has occurred, people can always interject that as a defense that they don’t know this baby wasn’t abducted. They could say this person could have been irrational in giving their statements.“

Video: Murder charges against Lockett could be filed in March 2:17
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/c1fea98c-5dbf-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/77674/

Video: Roanoke Police: Child's body found in trash 02:27
Roanoke Police say it has not been officially ruled as Aveion Lewis
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/7dc95d2c-5d18-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/77500/

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/murder_charges_against_lockett_could_be_filed_in_m arch/77629/
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Family schedules Sunday memorial for toddler Aveion Lewis
Police are awaiting positive identification of a child's body found Wednesday.
Friday, January 29, 2010
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Even though they don't have his body, the family of toddler Aveion Lewis has scheduled a vigil in his honor for Sunday at St. Matthew Word of Life Fellowship Church in Northwest Roanoke.

"His spiritual body is in heaven, but we'd like to have closure to be sure of the facts of what happened to his physical body," said his aunt, Cara Ward.

The memorial service is scheduled for 5 p.m. at the church, which is at 1422 Abbott St. N.W., Roanoke.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/234731
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Court records reveal new information about Aveion Lewis case
January 29, 2010
<snipped>
There's still no confirmation that the child's body found in the landfill Wednesday was Aveion Lewis.

Roanoke Police have searched the child's home again, looking for packing materials and tape in an attempt to match items in the house with remains found at the landfill.

Among the things seized from the home on King Charles Avenue, police took 17 pieces of duct tape and plastic bags.

They also found items that may help establish the child's identity, including hand and foot prints, medical records and samples of stains found in the bedroom.

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11903955

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Salem
01-30-2010, 01:04 PM
Any way to tell if and when the mother will be charged here? It appears, from the garbage pickup schedule that little Avieon was deceased as early as Tuesday, January 12th, even though he was not reported missing until Jan. 14th. Depending on what time the trash pickup comes, Avieon could have been deceased on Jan. 11, and put in the trash anytime before pickup on Jan. 12. On Jan. 13th, a neighbor reported that BL was showing him a "strange" phone call on BL's cell phone. The neighbor believes that BL was beginning to concoct his "abduction" theory at that time.

There is a memorial service scheduled for Avieon tomorrow and I am going to be livid if Avieon's mom gets to attend. She doesn't deserve to be there. It is very reminiscent of little Robert Manwells' mom - just gross in my opinion.

Salem

Cubby
01-30-2010, 01:06 PM
Still curious what does appear on step dads charts, when you have time Soulscape.
TIA!


bumping even though now Aveions remains have been found. I am still interested in your input on Dads chart Soulscape! Thank you!

Angel Who Cares
02-03-2010, 09:53 AM
Memorial Service for Aveion Lewis Postponed
02/01/10 9:38 pm
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A memorial service for 2-year old Aveion Lewis has been rescheduled for Saturday.

Aveion's memorial service is scheduled for 1:00 p.m. at St. Matthew’s Church on Patton Avenue in Roanoke.

Article:
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0210/701907.html
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Warrant Describes Second Suspect in Toddler's Death
02/02/10 7:44 pm
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There are new developments in the Aveion Lewis murder investigation. A new search warrant describes a second suspect in the toddler's death. The search warrant authorizes investigators to look at a specific email address that has come up at various times throughout the investigation.

The affidavit goes on to say that authorities have learned Brandon Lockett made statements referring to an unknown person and phone number as "receiving Aveion Lewis' body from Brandon Lockett for disposal".

The warrant also claims investigators have tied this email to a MySpace user who also has Brandon Lockett listed as a friend.

A neighbor of Lockett's claims Lockett actually showed him a phone number, listed on his cell phone, the day before Aveion disappeared.

Video: Warrant Describes Second Suspect in Toddler's Death 1:00
There are new developments in the Aveion Lewis murder investigation.
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0210/702188_video.html

Article:
http://www.wset.com/news/stories/0210/702188.html
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Police investigate possibility of another suspect in Lewis death
February 2, 2010
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Police are looking at a possible second suspect in the toddler's death. That's according to a search warrant filed in circuit court. Investigators want to get into Brandon Lockett's e-mail account.

In this search warrant, police say Lockett used his computer and email account before, on and after January 14th when the two-year-old was reported missing. Investigators want access to his YAHOO account because Lockett refers to this mystery person and cell phone number getting Aveion's dead body for disposal.

The child's body still has not been officially identified. While police aren't identifying the baby at this point, according to the search warrant the body found was that of an African-American baby.

Video: Police investigate possibility of another suspect in Lewis death 2/2/10 1:27
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4509742&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

PDF: Search warrants in Aveion Lewis Case
http://ftpcontent.worldnow.com/wdbj/news/aveionlewis.pdf

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11921614
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Police searching e-mail account linked to Aveion Lewis' stepfather
Tuesday, February 02, 2010
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The toddler’s stepfather, Brandon Lockett, has made statements about an “unknown” person who received Aveion’s body for disposal, according to a search warrant filed today in Roanoke City Circuit Court. Lockett also provided a cell phone number, the document said.

Account information from the cell phone shows that the user’s e-mail address is the same address police discovered on a computer seized from Lockett’s home, the search warrant says.

That e-mail address is linked to Myspace and Facebook profiles that appear to belong to Lockett.

Police are searching the e-mail account and hope that what they might find will either “confirm or dispel” Lockett’s statements and identify anyone else involved, according to the document.

Police have said that Lockett has been uncooperative, telling police many different stories about what happened to Aveion.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/235144
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Police poring through e-mail in toddler case
Police hope the e-mail account will either "confirm or dispel" the stepfather's statements.
Wednesday, February 03, 2010
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Police hope the e-mail account and other evidence it could provide will either "confirm or dispel" the statements of the stepfather, Brandon Lockett, and identify anyone else involved, according to a search warrant filed Tuesday in Roanoke Circuit Court.

Lockett has made statements about an "unknown" person who received Aveion's body for disposal, according to the search warrant. Lockett also provided a cellphone number, according to the document.

Police have matched an e-mail address found on that cellphone number's account information and one found on a computer seized from Lockett's home.

That e-mail address is registered with MySpace and Facebook profiles. When accessed Tuesday, the MySpace profile shows Lockett's photo and the Facebook profile shows his name.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/235201

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FifthEssence
02-05-2010, 09:21 AM
bumping even though now Aveions remains have been found. I am still interested in your input on Dads chart Soulscape! Thank you!

Have a look under the 2nd chart shown in Post #9, there you will find some comments directly related to the emotionally unpredictable nature of this step-father.

I would like to point out, ALL charts implied previous abuse and neglect toward Little Aveion and that the FATAL actions took place well before any reports were made to LE. In addition, 3 different charts repeatedly confirmed problems in the home H4, deception in reporting (Mercury) located in the plagued H6 of care-taking conjunct Pluto (specifically 5pm Last Seen chart).

As for the baby's Momma, I think we all agree, she needs to be held accountable as well.


Rest in Peace ♥♥♥Little Aveion♥♥♥, you are sheltered in the comforting company of God's loving Angels.

Cubby
02-05-2010, 10:54 AM
Thank you Fifth! I'm sending the biggest bow to you and a hug and a giant thank you. I can't go a day without getting teary for little Aveion. This little boy deserved so much more. Not only did he have a family who wanted to adopt him, I think if that had not been the case, I know a few of us here would have done anything for him.

Cubby
02-05-2010, 10:59 AM
I still am curious about dads chart..... though I don't know how this would work as we know it is likely Aveion was dead before the 14th. We know he was found in the trash isolated on the weekend of January 16th. The trash was picked up on Wednesday the 13th, thus Aveion had to have been placed with the trash that was picked up on the 13th.

I don't know how we would arrive at a time, since BL wasn't honest about when this child died. We do know based on the trash found and the date that trash was picked up from Jamestown Aveion was not alive on the 14th. Just how much earlier than the 14th Aveion was still alive is unknown. He could have been killed anytime between the trash pick up on the 7th which was the last time the trash was picked up in Jamestown prior to the trash Aveion was tossed with on the 13th.

That POS BL! :furious:

FifthEssence
02-05-2010, 12:42 PM
Thank you Fifth! I'm sending the biggest bow to you and a hug and a giant thank you. I can't go a day without getting teary for little Aveion. This little boy deserved so much more. Not only did he have a family who wanted to adopt him, I think if that had not been the case, I know a few of us here would have done anything for him.


Oh my goodness, it is our SOULSCAPE who deserves the kuddos. I simply gathered a few notes from her detailed analysis.
I'm a student assistant to our Core Astrologers here. I'd like to have 1/1000th of the skills and knowledge they possess.:bow:

The charts show CATASTROPHE well before the time of them reporting him missing. As you'll recall, Soulscape said the 4:40pm Event Chart didn't line up with Aveion's (sunrise) natal and Secondary Progressed charts, therefore it's implied his demise occurred at an earlier time then what was reported. In order to try to nail down what day and/or hour Avion possibly passed, it would require quite a few charts and a good amount of time we just don't have. I trust you understand.
Thankfully, Little Aveion was located.
Today's new releases indicate LE is on top of this questionable time.

Cubby
02-05-2010, 12:49 PM
Oh, I send you both giant hugs, a bow, and a huge thank you!

I agree, and it would be way too much time to do so many charts to possibly nail down a time this happened.

I understand. I am just greatfull for the time and info you all are able to share here.

Angel Who Cares
02-06-2010, 02:08 PM
Toddler body found in landfill is Aveion Lewis
February 3, 2010
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HERE'S THE PRESS RELEASE SENT TO NEWS 7 BY ROANOKE CITY POLICE

The medical examiner has confirmed that the body found on Jan 27 at Smith Gap Landfill is the body of Aveion Malik Lewis. A media page has also been sent. The Roanoke Police Department has not obtained additional charges in this investigation at this time.

Video: Police identify body found in landfill (02/03) 0:33
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4514459&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=11929275
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Child's body identified as Aveion Lewis
Thursday, February 04, 2010
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The news officially ends the uncertainty that began Jan. 17 when Aveion was reported missing from his family's duplex in Southeast Roanoke.

Police have said that Lockett has given them varying accounts of what happened the night Aveion was reported missing. This week, they announced that they were investigating an e-mail account linked to Lockett to confirm who may have been involved in the toddler's death.

Aveion's family has scheduled a memorial service for 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Matthew Word of Life Fellowship Church at 1422 Abbott St. N.W. in Roanoke.

A funeral has not been scheduled pending the medical examiner's office release of Aveion's body, said Wendy Bishop of Valley Funeral Home and Cremation Services, which is handling arrangements.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/235394
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xlutGjZp0wc

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Angel Who Cares
02-08-2010, 11:20 PM
Service cancelled for Aveion Lewis, toddler found in landfill
Sunday, February 07, 2010
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A memorial service for Aveion Malik Lewis was cancelled Saturday and was not immediately rescheduled because the medical examiner's office has not released the boy's body, his father said.

"We're trying to make sure that we give him a respectful and proper burial," said Aveion's father, James Lewis. "We want to make sure that everyone from both families can come."

Lewis said he did not know when Aveion's body would be released. He said Saturday's memorial service was cancelled because of inclement weather and that he would later announce a new date.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/235768

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Angel Who Cares
02-25-2010, 09:37 PM
Aveion Lewis' family prepares to say goodbye to the Roanoke toddler
February 25, 2010
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A memorial service for a Roanoke toddler has been rescheduled.

The family of Aveion Lewis says the service to celebrate the toddler's life will be held on Saturday, March 13 at the St. Matthew Word of Life church.

Bad weather forced them to cancel multiple other weekends.

Aveion's aunt tells News7, the medical examiner turned the body over to the family more than a week ago and they will bury him in a private service.

The two-year-old was reported missing in mid-January, days later his step-father, Brandon Lockett, admitted he had a hand in the child's death. Lockett could face more charges when the Roanoke Grand Jury meets on Monday.

A memorial service for a Roanoke toddler has been rescheduled.
http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/12046022_BG1.jpg

The family of Aveion Lewis says the service to celebrate the toddler's life will be held on Saturday, March 13 at the St. Matthew Word of Life church.
http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/12046022_BG2.jpg

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12046022


"Rest In Peace Aveion!"

:rose: :prayer: http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/12046022_BG1.jpg :prayer: :rose:

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Salem
02-25-2010, 10:20 PM
First article since 2/7/2010 and no mention why the mother is not in jail? WTH????

Salem

Angel Who Cares
02-27-2010, 10:22 AM
Slain tot Aveion Lewis memorial service rescheduled for March 13
Friday, February 26, 2010
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The service, open to the public, will be an upbeat celebration of the 2-year-old’s life, with dancing and poetry reading, said Cara Ward, the toddler’s aunt.

The service begins at 2 p.m. at St. Matthew Word of Life Fellowship Church at 1422 Abbott St. N.W. in Roanoke. The memorial has been postponed several times because of winter storms. A private burial will be next week, Ward said.

Aveion’s body was found in a Roanoke County landfill about two weeks after his mother and stepfather, Morgan and Brandon Lockett, reported to police that he’d been abducted. Police have since said that the abduction was a lie, and charged Brandon Lockett with felony child neglect, improper disposal of a body and obstruction of justice. The investigation into the child’s death is still underway.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/237998

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Salem
03-01-2010, 01:39 AM
~Respectfully snipped and unbolded~Slain tot Aveion Lewis memorial service rescheduled for March 13
Friday, February 26, 2010
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Aveion’s body was found in a Roanoke County landfill about two weeks after his mother and stepfather, Morgan and Brandon Lockett, reported to police that he’d been abducted.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/237998

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Well at least they are saying "mother and stepfather" now. Before it seemed they only talked about the stepfather.

She needs to be in jail!

Salem

Salem
03-01-2010, 07:10 PM
Mom and stepdad have both been indicted by a Grand Jury. :woohoo:

I am so glad this momster will not be able to attend services for sweet Aveion. She will be in JAIL!

Salem

PS - I forgot the link. I'll go get it.

ETA: http://www.wdbj7.com/global/story.asp?s=12064508

Angel Who Cares
03-01-2010, 08:01 PM
Aveion Lewis' mom, stepfather indicted on murder charges
Slain tot's mother surrenders to police
Monday, March 01, 2010
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Brandon Lockett, 24, and Morgan Lockett, 23, also were charged in the grand jury's indictment with child neglect and cruelty in the death of Aveion, 2. The child's bound body was found wrapped in a bag in Smith Gap Landfill in western Roanoke County nearly two weeks after the couple reported the boy missing on Jan. 14.

The indictment is the first public charge that Morgan Lockett, Aveion's mother, was involved in the child's death. She surrendered to Roanoke police this afternoon, after the grand jury handed up the indictment.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/238331
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Grand jury indicts mother, stepfather in death of 2-year-old Aveion Lewis
Published: March 1, 2010
<snipped>
Aveion's mother, Morgan Lockett, and stepfather, Brandon Lockett, were indicted on murder charges yesterday afternoon.

Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Don Caldwell said both mother and stepfather face charges of :

--2nd degree murder, which carries a maximum punishment of up to 40 years in prison;

--Class 4 felony child neglect, which carries a maximum of 2-10 years; and

--Class 6 felony child neglect, which carries a maximum of 1-5 years.

Caldwell said investigators have the toddler's autopsy results from the Medical Examiner's office, but he declined to talk about the evidence in the case.

Caldwell described the case as "complicated" and said that the discovery of Aveion's body provided "a lot of evidence."

Article:
http://www2.timesdispatch.com/rtd/news/local/article/TOTT02GAT_20100301-183802/327622/
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UPDATED: Mother and stepfather of Aveion Lewis charged with murder
March 1, 2010
<snipped>
The mother and stepfather of a two-year-old Roanoke boy have now been charged with his murder. Morgan and Brandon Lockett were indicted Monday by a grand jury.

Aveion's mother, Morgan turned herself in at the Roanoke Police Department Monday and was taken to the Roanoke City Jail. They both face murder, child neglect and cruelty charges.

We'll have more on tonight on News-7 at Six.

Morgan Lockett
http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/12064508_BG2.JPG

Brandon Lockett
http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/12064508_BG3.JPG

PDF: Aveion Lewis' Mother and Stepfather Indictment Pgs 1-6
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/link.asp?L=431585

Video: Mother and stepfather of Aveion Lewis charged with murder (03/01) 1:54
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4584724&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12064508
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Stepdad, mom face charges of murder in Aveion Lewis case
Aveion Lewis was neglected and abused since the day after he was born, according to grand jury indictments.
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
<snipped>
Monday's indictments are the first time Morgan Lockett has been publicly charged in Aveion's death. She caused or allowed Aveion "to be tortured, tormented, mutilated, beaten or cruelly treated" and failed to provide "necessary care for the child's health" since Jan. 27, 2007 -- the day after the child was born, the indictments said. Brandon Lockett is charged with the same offenses beginning June 1, 2007. "Evidence will show both parents knew" about Aveion's mistreatment, Roanoke Commonwealth's Attorney Donald Caldwell said. The indictments don't say the cause of Aveion's death, and Caldwell wouldn't elaborate.

Morgan Lockett's family defended her on Monday and blamed Brandon Lockett. "My sister's only crime is marrying a deadbeat," said Morgan Lockett's sister, Cara Ward. She said the Locketts' three other children are happy and healthy. If there was any abuse, she said, Morgan Lockett didn't know about it. "It's hard for a stepdad to come into your life and love your kids like they are his own," Ward said. :furious:

The Locketts could face up to 55 years in prison if they are convicted on the murder, abuse and neglect charges. Morgan Lockett is pregnant with her third child, her sister said in January.:shakehead:

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/roanoke/wb/238371
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Aveion Lewis' mother, stepfather arraigned on murder charges
Lawyer appointed for Brandon Lockett; Morgan Lockett seeks private attorney
Tuesday, March 02, 2010
<snipped>
The mother and stepfather of slain toddler Aveion Lewis were arraigned on murder, child neglect and cruelty charges today in Roanoke Circuit Court. Today's court appearance was the first for Morgan Lockett since she surrendered Monday. Brandon Lockett has been jailed since January on charges of improperly disposing of a body, child neglect and obstructing justice. Those charges were dropped earlier today and replaced by Monday's indictment. Authorities haven't disclosed the cause of Aveion's death.

During today's court session, Roanoke Circuit Court Judge Clifford Weckstein appointed lawyer Tom Blaylock to defend Brandon Lockett. Morgan Lockett declined to have an attorney appointed, saying her family was trying to raise money to hire lawyer Richard Lawrence. Before Morgan Lockett was brought into the courtroom, Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Sandra Workman told the judge her office had heard from Lawrence, who said he'd represented Lockett on another matter, but wasn't representing her on the new charges at this time.

The mother and stepfather of slain toddler Aveion Lewis were arraigned on murder, child neglect and cruelty charges today in Roanoke Circuit Court.
http://www.roanoke.com/news/images/0302_blockett.jpg
http://www.roanoke.com/news/images/0302_mlockett.jpg

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/238410

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FifthEssence
03-01-2010, 08:29 PM
GOOD!!!!! It's about time they charged the mother.

Poor little fella.Tears fall for Aveion. I can't even let myself think any further about what this innocent little tot went through in his short life.

Angel Who Cares
03-03-2010, 11:13 AM
Aveion Lewis’ parents in court to get lawyers
Published: March 2, 2010
Updated: March 2, 2010
<snipped>
Both the mother and step-father charged with the murder of Aveion Lewis were in court Tuesday. As we reported on Monday, a Roanoke City grand jury handed up indictments in the Aveion Lewis case, charging both Brandon and Morgan Lockett with second degree murder, and two felony counts of child neglect.

On Tuesday, Brandon Lockett, who’s been behind bars since January in connection with the case, was appointed an attorney. He’ll be represented by Thomas Blaylock.

Lockett’s wife and Aveion’s mother, Morgan, asked the court for more time to see if her family can afford an attorney for her. She could be back in court as early as Friday.

No arraignment date has been set.

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/aveion_lewis_parents_head_to_court_tuesday/84651/

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Angel Who Cares
03-10-2010, 11:46 PM
Aveion's mom gets lawyers, bond hearing
Wednesday, March 10, 2010
<snipped>
Morgan Elizabeth Ward Lockett will have three attorneys to defend her against charges she murdered her 2-year-old son, Aveion Lewis, Roanoke Circuit Court Judge Clifford Weckstein said today.

In a hearing that lasted only minutes, Weckstein appointed Roanoke lawyer Art Strickland and two members of his firm, Tommy Strelka and Correy Diviney, to represent Lockett. A bond hearing to determine if the 23-year-old Roanoke woman will remain in jail until her trial was scheduled for 10 a.m. Thursday.

Lockett and her husband, Brandon R’eal Lockett, each are charged with second-degree murder, cruelty and child neglect in the death of Aveion, who they reported missing Jan. 14. The boy's body was discovered in a Roanoke County landfill on Jan. 27.

A trial date for the Locketts has not been set.

Article:
http://www.roanoke.com/news/breaking/wb/239421
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Judge appoints Aveion Lewis’ mother three attorneys
Published: March 10, 2010
Updated: March 10, 2010
<snipped>
A Roanoke city circuit court judge appointed three attorneys to represent Aveion Lewis’s mother, Morgan Lockett. Earlier this month, a Roanoke grand jury formally indicted Lockett, and her husband Brandon Lockett, for felony murder in the death of the three-year-old boy.

The law firm of Stickland, Diviney, & Strelka will be the court-appointed representation for Morgan Lockett. Two members of the firm met with Lockett after a short hearing Wednesday in Roanoke Circuit Court.

The attorneys will ask a judge to set a bond for Lockett at a hearing at 10 a.m. Thursday.

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/judge_appoints_aveion_lewis_mother_three_attorneys/86543/

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Angel Who Cares
03-12-2010, 01:10 PM
Prosecutors: Aveion Lewis had untreated broken arm, severe burns, severe starvation
Published: March 11, 2010
Updated: March 11, 2010
<snipped>
4:12 p.m.
10 On Your Side’s Meagan Farley has learned the former foster parents of Aveion Lewis have filed the necessary paperwork to ask a judge to adopt Morgan Lockett’s three children. This will have to worked out in the courts too.

Lockett’s attorneys said they’ll likely ask a judge to release her on bond before her baby is due on May 26th. Lockett told the judge she intends to deliver by cesarian section.

In what some legal observers term an unusual move, Roanoke City circuit court judge Clifford Weckstein agreed to appoint Lockett an entire legal firm to represent her, the Roanoke firm of Strickland, Diviney, & Strelka. Weckstein did not give an explanation as to his decision.

Aveion’s step father, Brandon Lockett, was appointed one attorney. Correy Diviney represented Lockett when a judge at the juvenile-domestic relations level agreed to move Aveion from foster parents back into the Lockett home.

11:10 a.m.
Before his death in January, 3-year-old Aveion Lewis had a broken arm, severe burns, and was showing signs of severe starvation, according to new information just released from prosecutors in the case.

The new information came out during Morgan Lockett’s bond hearing this morning in Roanoke City circuit court. Lockett told the judge she was pregnant, with the baby due on May 26th.

The judge denied Lockett’s request for bond, primarily because she requested to live with her mother, whom has custody of her three remaining children, ages 4, 2, and the youngest celebrating a first birthday tomorrow.

Video: Prosecutors: Aveion Lewis had untreated broken arm, severe burns, severe starvation 1:40
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/video/detail/857baf3c-7ec1-102d-a6fd-001ec92a4a0d/86845/

Article:
http://www2.wsls.com/sls/news/local/article/prosecutors_aveion_lewis_had_untreated_broken_arm_ severe_burns_severe_starv/86693/
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UPDATED: Aveion Lewis' mother to remain in jail
March 11, 2010
UPDATED: 2:35 p.m., Thursday
<snipped>
Morgan Lockett's attorney argued the young mother wasn't a flight risk and deserved an affordable bond. A family friend testified until Aveion disappeared in January, Lockett had been employed for three-years at Hurt Park elementary.

The defense argued the young mother has never harmed her other three-children. Those children are staying with Morgan's mother. It was also revealed Morgan Lockett is pregnant and due to have a C-section at the end of May. But, the Commonwealth argued that Lockett was a danger to her other children - stating little Aveion received multiple injuries in her care that went untreated - including starvation, burns and a broken arm four to six weeks before his death.

Morgan and Brandon Lockett will receive their next court dates in April.

The mother of Aveion Lewis will stay in jail until her murder trial. A Roanoke judge Thursday morning refused to allow Morgan Lockett to be released on bond. Lockett, along with her husband, Brandon, faces several charges for the death of her son, two-year-old Aveion Lewis. Brandon Lockett is also in jail pending trial.

Video: Bail denied for mother of Aveion Lewis (03/11) 1:30
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4614493&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12119031

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danisisa
03-12-2010, 01:14 PM
People completely failed this child including the system. It makes me sick how cruel people can be. To hear a child cry in pain breaks my heart. I feel people who know about something going on and do not report it need to be responsible too. You cannot tell me the rest of the family did not know. Disgusting!!

FifthEssence
03-12-2010, 04:32 PM
Mother MORGAN ELIZABETH WARD LOCKETT

DOB: 11/2/xxxx ( court records unfortunatley have yr of birth X'd out )

Articles list her as 23 yr old, so year of birth would be 1986



more bad news !
ETA: extract from story above:
Lockett told the judge she was pregnant, with the baby due on May 26th.

Angel Who Cares
03-14-2010, 05:38 AM
Family members come together to remember Aveion Lewis
March 13, 2010
<snipped>
Family members are celebrating the life of a Roanoke toddler whose death made headlines across the country. Saturday's memorial for Aveion Lewis was a tribute to his short time on earth. It was also a chance for Aveion's family to heal.

In a service filled with songs, stepping and praise, family and friends shared emotion and sorrow for Aveion Lewis.

Lewis died six weeks ago in what's still an open murder investigation. His stepfather, Brandon Lockett, and mother, Morgan Lockett, are charged in his death. "This was no one's fault, except one person's actions," says Aveion's uncle Joshua Ward.

This service was a chance for Aveion's family to get past the crime and come together. "Lets just love one another. Don't hold any grudges. Don't hold anything against one another," says Ward.

Relatives shared hugs and flowers. Members of Aveion's mother's family reached out to his father's family. "We extend an olive branch, and I personally want to just thank you for your support and your patience," said uncle Chris Ward.

A photo of Aveion with his mother was posted in front of the church. :shakehead:

Family members had hoped to have her there for the service, but a judge has decided to keep her in jail until her next court date in April. :shakehead:

Saturday's memorial for Aveion Lewis was a tribute to his short time on earth
http://wdbj.images.worldnow.com/images/12136245_BG1.jpg

It was a service filled with songs, stepping and praise, family and friends shared emotion and sorrow for Aveion Lewis
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Video: Family members celebrate the life of Roanoke toddler Aveion Lewis (03/13)
1:47
http://www.wdbj7.com/global/Category.asp?c=168438&autoStart=true&topVideoCatNo=default&clipId=4620193&flvUri=&partnerclipid=

Article:
http://www.wdbj7.com/Global/story.asp?S=12136245

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Angel Who Cares
03-17-2010, 10:46 PM
Aveion Lewis lost weight in care of parents, says prosecutor
Aveion Lewis' weight tripled during a stay in foster care. But he died thin and emaciated, with untreated injuries.
Wednesday, March 17, 2010
<snipped>
There was a time in Aveion Lewis' short life when he was a healthy, normal-sized boy.

That was when he was 26 months old. He'd been taken from his mother and stepfather and gained more than 20 pounds in the 11 months he lived with a foster family. "He was returned a happy, pudgy little boy," Roanoke Assistant Commonwealth's Attorney Sandra Workman said in an interview.

Aveion's pudgy period didn't last. In the four months between when Aveion's mom and stepdad regained custody and when the toddler's body was found in a Roanoke County landfill in January, he shed weight dramatically, said Workman, who will prosecute the parents on charges of second-degree murder, neglect and cruelty. Aveion was emaciated, she said, weighing far less than the 30 pounds to 40 pounds he weighed upon leaving foster care on March 31, 2009.

Authorities haven't said what killed Aveion. During a court hearing last week in which a judge ordered Morgan Lockett to remain jailed pending trial, Workman said the toddler was gaunt and suffered a broken arm that went untreated in his final four to six weeks.

Workman added details in an interview Friday. Aveion, who was born prematurely, weighed 9 pounds at the age of 14 months, when he was put into foster care. His weight doubled during his first six weeks with a foster family, according to a search warrant filed in January. He plumped up to a normal weight of more than 30 pounds during the 11 months he spent away from his mother and stepfather, Workman said.

More than a dozen posts on a Web site memorial set up by his foster parents echo Goff's comments. Many remarked about Aveion's laugh and smile. One recalled his lip-smacking love for raisins. One noted his weight gain and said "he was so easy to love."

By March 2009, when Aveion came back to live with the Locketts under social worker supervision, the boy weighed between 30 and 40 pounds, normal for his age, Workman said. He lost a little of that weight before September 2009, but not enough to alarm social workers, Workman said. On Sept. 19, a judge accepted social services' recommendation to fully restore custody of Aveion to the Locketts.

Exactly how much weight Aveion lost in his last months of life hasn't been made public. In addition to the broken arm, Aveion had been burned on the legs by a heater sometime during his final weeks, according to a search warrant filed earlier in the case. He wasn't treated for the burns.

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03-29-2010, 02:05 PM
Roanoke Police department to be honored after search for Aveion Lewis
Published: March 29, 2010
Updated: March 29, 2010
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It’s an image police and an entire community won’t forget. “If Aveion was brought to landfill we will find it,“ said Roanoke Police Captain Greg Staples. Four train car loads of trash, 25 people going through it with garden rakes looking for the body of a little boy on the day he would have turned three. “It’s very emotional to think today of all days Aveion would have turned three that we are searching a landfill for someone who should be enjoying birthday cake with their friends,“ Staples said.

Roanoke detectives Holly Willoughby and April McCadden had a feeling something wasn’t right when they answered the call Aveion Lewis was abducted. “I had a feeling it was going to be something that needed additional manpower,“ Willoughby remembered.

Willoughby agreed. “That was very difficult. As a mother you can’t imagine how somebody could think so little of a child as to throw it in the garbage,“ she said. The image is far from complete. Investigators now have to follow the two people charged in Aveion’s case head to court.

The Roanoke Police Department will be honored at our Celebration of Heroes breakfast March 31st.

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