Thursday, May 05, 2005

precious doe identified

KANSAS CITY, Mo. (May 5) - Four years after a little girl's headless body was found, police identified an Oklahoma woman as her mother and charged her Thursday with murdering the child who became known as Precious Doe.Police said it was the girl's stepfather who actually killed her with a kick to the head and then used hedge clippers to sever her head. He was being questioned in Muskogee, Okla.
His wife, Michelle Johnson, was charged with second-degree felony murder and endangerment of a child's welfare. Prosecutor Mike Sanders said more charges were ''very likely in this case, very soon.''
Police said it was a tip that let them identify Erica Michelle Maria Green, who was almost 4.
''The little girl that we've known for four years as Precious Doe finally has a name,'' Police Chief James Corwin said...................................i am from kansas city. i was living there when this child's body (and head) was found. what i said from the outset was this little girl was murdered by her own mother, or parents. otherwise, someone would report her as missing. she has to have a mother, father, brothers and sisters, uncles, aunts, grandparents can a child go missing without any relatives asking questions about why they no longer see her around? i am glad to see this finally has a resolution in sight. but i don't understand something. maybe someone can explain it to me. if erica was killed by her stepfather, why is there no mention of his arrest? why has her mother been arrested for murder and not him? well, i suppose it' s too early to say with any certainty that he won't be arrested but i find it strange that he has been identified as the one that actually committed the act but the mother was arrested. makes me sit up and say, "what the......?"

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