28-year-old Lakeesha Brown of Kansas City, Missouri is accused of killing her 7-year-old son Esmond Ross. Brown told police that she put her legs across his head but would not give a reason why.
Police say that this isn’t the first encounter they had with Brown as they say in 2003 she was stopped for walking dangerously close to traffic with a child in tow. They say she appeared to be on drugs at the time.
Esmond Ross’ father says that he was trying to get custody of his son but couldn’t afford a lawyer. That makes me wonder if this was one of those cases where the court automatically sides with the mother.
Thanks to LadyJade for the tip.