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    Nov 2012

    PA - Ranasia Knight, 2, beaten to death, Lancaster, 11 Jan 2013

    Not sure if this is the right forum but the 2yo in question was beaten to death by the ex-boyfriend of the mother.

    The body of Ranasia Knight was just one of four found badly decomposed at the Gundel Funeral Home in Lancaster, Pennsylvania after the funeral director had promised to cremate their bodies.

    The young girl died in an emergency room on January 12 and at first her heart-broken mother, Jessica Bachman, thought the girl had fallen down some stairs.

    But two days later, Bachman's former boyfriend, Lester Johnson, admitted to punching and kicking the young girl, leaving her blind in one eye and fatally injured. He was arrested.

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    OMG, the poor baby to be abused in life and death! I hope the BF rots in jail and the funeral home loses its license...

    RIP little Ranasia...

    "The further we (as the human race) grow away from the natural world, the quieter the natural world becomes and the more pathological we become as a culture."........Bernie Krause

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    That is horrible

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    This is one of the most upsetting things I have ever read here.

    FWIW it is good to know that you are permitted to go with your deceased loved one when they get cremated.

    Meanwile this uncaring POS is including in this article about services for pets.


    They already took the website down for the Funeral Parlor.

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    I do not understand why the mother has not been charged yet!
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    Quote Originally Posted by mikeysmommom View Post
    I do not understand why the mother has not been charged yet!
    Did I miss something? What would the mother be charged with?

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    Apr 2013

    A 2-year-old Lancaster girl sustained at least seven separate blows — to the head and stomach — in a fatal 2013 beating, according to trial testimony.

    Prosecutors allege Lester Johnson beat Ranasia Knight on Jan. 11, 2013, and didn’t summon help until the next morning. Johnson, boyfriend of Knight’s mother, is on trial this week in Lancaster County Court, charged with homicide and related counts.

    President Judge Dennis Reinaker will decide the case. Johnson, 32, opted for a nonjury trial. In exchange, prosecutors agreed to cease pursuit of the death penalty.

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    Jun 2010
    Courtroom erupts when man is convicted of 3rd-degree murder in child's death

    A Lancaster man was convicted Thursday afternoon of third-degree murder regarding the 2013 death of 2-year-old Ranasia Knight.

    The courtroom erupted as Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker announced that Lester Johnson was not guilty of first-degree murder, but guilty of third-degree murder: a killing done with malice, but without premeditation.

    Spectators in the gallery verbally sparred - including exchanges of threats - and Johnson wrestled out of his seat, prompting five sheriff deputies to escort him out of the room.

    About a dozen other deputies broke up altercations in the gallery and escorted about 20 individuals outside.


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    Apr 2013

    Lester Johnson, 33, didn’t apologize or provide any explanation for the punching and kicking that caused Ranasia Knight’s death...

    Johnson bowed his head and wiped his eyes in silence when Lancaster County President Judge Dennis Reinaker ordered a 22-to-44-year prison term.

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