Family members charged in beating of pregnant teen

I read about this travesty in Dallas yesterday and it made me sick. I had to get up and go for a walk after reading this.  If you haven’t heard, 5 people have been arrested in the beating of a then 14 year old pregnant girl. She’s now 16.


They beat her in order to abort her unborn child. The young lady was sexually assaulted by an older relative in 2012. The beating/assault/murder took place in 2013. The victim stayed quiet about the incident until another woman who witnessed the assault took her to the police station last month.

A 14-year-old girl who was impregnated by a relative was beaten by four other family members to induce an abortion, Dallas police say.

After the eight-month pregnant girl delivered, the family tried to cover up the crime by burning the stillborn baby on a charcoal grill at a Pleasant Grove home, police say.

Cedric Jones, 27; Sharon Jones, 45; Cecila McDonald, 25; and Lonnell McDonald, 27, were arrested Tuesday on charges of engaging in organized criminal activity. They were being held in the Dallas County jail, with bail set at $150,000 each.

The relationships among the suspects and the victim were not clear late Tuesday.

The hours-long attack allegedly occurred in 2013, but the girl stayed quiet until another woman, who said she witnessed part of the assault, took her to a police station May 22.

Apparently the 4 people who beat the victim were her cousins.  When they found out she was pregnant they feared that CPS would remove their own children from the home. One of the assailants had four children and the other children were the siblings of the victim.

One of the cousins gave the victim birth control pills, Plan B pills and cinnamon tablets to induce an abortion. When that didn’t work another cousin would sit on the victim and bounce up and down on her abdomen. He also kicked her. I can’t help but shake my damn head after I read this. What the hell were they thinking?  It’s like “to hell with what their young pregnant cousin was going through” with this beating. All they thought about was “what happens if Child Protective Services takes their children away?”

Two hours after the beating the baby was stillborn. And it doesn’t end there. In order to cover up this murder the victim’s cousins tried to burn the baby’s body in a charcoal grill. They eventually disposed of the stillborn burnt child in an unknown location.

You know I have been blogging since 2006 (took a break for a couple of years). I have blogged about some crazy ass crimes in all these years. And yes I have used the phrase thugs to describe some of these criminals. What else to you call them? But these folks in Dallas are beyond words to me. Do you call them thugs or animals or what?  I guess you can call them vicious monsters. What they did to this young lady was downright evil. And to add insult to all of this bail has been set at a paltry $150,000 for each asshole who participated in this assault/murder. This is too damn low. In my eyes bail should be at least $1,000,000 for each one.

I hope justice is served to Cedric Jones, Sharon Jones, Cecila McDonald, Lonnell McDonald and Robert Cayald. Life in prison without parole would be the perfect sentence for each one of them.

I’m hoping the young victim is getting some type of help or counseling. What she went through is horrifying.

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