The bathtub. The stairs. The glass coffee table. The hardwood floor. We’ve heard them all, huh? Excuses that baby killers/abusers use when trying to explain themselves out of why a child in their care died of BFT or other serious injuries. Staging a hit-and-run is a new one though. But we all know too well that cops and investigators always figure that shit out. This is why I’ve never robbed a bank – they’d totally catch my ass.
Back to 3-year old Blake Litton of Missouri. He was the 3rd born child to Jamie Litton, 25. Her 1st 2 daughters (from a previous marriage) were removed from her care by the bio-dad because he suspected abuse and was able to prove it. Good for you, Dad! Jamie had 2 more kiddies, Blake and his younger sister.
Little Blake died at the hands of his mother’s boyfriend; Thomas Presley, 21. Like so many other stories here on BB.net, she was at work when it happened. His little sister was able to tell authorities what really happened. The little sister said she saw Thomas punch Blake in the mouth because he “pooped. She said that after he punched him, she saw Thomas put Blake in the bathtub and “hit him with the bathtub a lot,” and Blake “kept pooping more’”.
She also had injuries. Bruises covered her little body. She had suffered previous head and liver injuries and had a broken left wrist. Luckily, she survived Thomas’s attack. My heart breaks that she had to witness her big brother being murdered. Blake died after his liver was lacerated and a blood vessel in his brain burst, according to the court documents. Bruises and lacerations were visible on his head, neck, torso, buttocks, legs and arms. Poor little guy.
So Thomas panicked, of course. He contacted Jamie at work to tell her that little Blake was in bad shape, that he thought he was paralyzed. So he rushed him to the ER right away to see if he could be saved, right? Nope, that is not what happened. Jamie asked her supervisor if she could leave because of an issue with her son, and her boss said no. So she stayed put. Thomas then texted her that he was going to stage a hit and run accident to explain the injuries, so that he wouldn’t go to prison for the rest of his life. Genius plan!
At 5:12am, Thomas called 911 and told them that the boy had being peeing on the side of the road while they were on the way to his brother’s house when an out of control car hit him after he’d wandered into the road and then the car took off. Police actually initially believed this bullshit and let Thomas and Jamie leave the scene of the “accident”. But once doctors determined that Blake’s injuries were from a beating and not a car accident, the little sister was taken to a hospital for her initial examination and questioning.
She has since been placed with Jamie’s parents.
Thomas and Jamie were both charged with second-degree murder, Jamie also faces two counts of first-degree child endangerment. They’re both being held on $100k bond.
Little Blake, RIP sweet boy. I’m sorry your mom didn’t care enough about you to protect you the way mom’s should.