08-30-2014, 04:49 PM #1
FL - Myla Presley, 21 mos, beaten to death, mom's BF charged, 7 May 2014
Tampa police and U.S. Marshals have arrested a man for killing his girlfriend’s toddler by striking her upper body multiple times, according to detectives.
According to police, 31-year-old Deandre Gilmore was babysitting his girlfriend's 1-and-a-half-year-old daughter, Myla Presley, on May 7 when he called 911, saying the child was unconscious...
The toddler was transported to St. Joseph's Hospital where she later died. The medical examiner determined that she died from blunt force trauma.
When Williams arrived home, Tampa police took her to their headquarters and told her what had happened. She went to St. Joseph’s Hospital to see her daughter, who had no sign of brain activity, Williams said. “I could look at her and tell there was nothing accidental about her condition,” Williams said. “It looked as if a monster attacked my daughter.”
Williams had worked an 11 a.m. to 8 p.m. shift that day. Normally, a babysitter would take care of Myla, but plans shifted throughout the week and the babysitter wasn’t available. She turned to Gilmore, whom she had lived with Gilmore since January; he is not the father of any of her children.
She said she has trouble shaking the guilt for bringing him into her life and her family’s lives. “I never saw any signs of abuse or any signs of neglect on his part even with his own kids,” Williams said. “I never saw anything. As a mother, it’s your job to protect your children and to see these things coming. And I didn’t see it. It makes you wonder and it makes you question your judgment as a mom.”
08-30-2014, 05:05 PM #2
What a beautiful little doll! I hope that monster never sees the light of day again.
12-28-2015, 06:35 PM #3
Still no trial date in sight.
Case number 14-CF-006700-A
Deandre Marquis Gilmore is still in jail, charged with 1St Degree murder and aggravated child abuse.
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