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Zinah Jennings convicted

Zinah Jennings

Zinah Jennings, South Carolina mother, found guilty of unlawful conduct in missing toddler case:

23-year-old Zinah Jennings was found guilty of unlawful conduct in the disappearance of her son Amir Jennings. Amir has been missing since November of last year and Zinah Jennings has not divulged where he is.

“Prove to me your child is alive,” police Sgt. Arthur Thomas says.

“I can’t,” Jennings replied.

Jennings was sentenced to the maximum of 10 years.

Jennings gave birth to a daughter during her trial.

She’s received 9 months time served.

So far the only sign of Amir that has been found was some bloodstains on his blanket that was found in Jennings’ car.

Amir Jennings

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC

Zinah Jennings gives birth during trial

Zinah Jennings

Trial delayed after Jennings gives birth:

Last week the trial of Zinah Jennings started in South Carolina. The 23-year-old Jennings is on trial for charges of unlawful conduct toward a child. Her son, Amir Jennings has been missing since Thanksgiving of 2011 and has yet to be found. Jennings herself has given conflicting stories on what she did with her son although Amir’s blood has been identified in Jennings car.

Just as the prosecution was set to deliver its closing argument last week Jennings went into labor with her second child delaying the trial until at least tomorrow. Jennings’ lawyer, the ever hilariously named Hemphill Pride II, says that he will argue for a mistrial because of the birth. Whatever.

No word yet on the condition of the newborn or who will take custody of the child. Jennings’ mother says that she is willing to care for the child while other reports states the child may become a ward of the state.

Jennings is only looking at 10 years in prison.

Amir Jennings

We can only hope and pray that Amir is found safely but unfortunately I don’t think that will happen. I can imagine a scenario where Jennings is convicted and then confesses to where he is in order to try to get a reduced sentence.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC

Blood on blankets belonged to Amir Jennings

Zinah Jennings

Blood on blanket matched missing child’s, police say:

The disappearance of Amir Jennings is just one of the stories I follow that resemble a certain story out of Florida about the one who shall not be named, and no it’s not Voldemort.

Unlike the story we dare not speak the disappearance of Amir Jennings really hasn’t broken through the national media in my opinion because Amir is black. He’s been missing since he was 18-months-old when his mother, Zinah Jennings, was picked up in Columbia South Carolina after crashing her car late last year. She has been less than cooperative with police in divulging the whereabouts of her son.

Back in January of this year I posted about how bloody clothes and blankets were found by police in Zinah Jennings’ car. This past Monday in court police said that the blood matched that of Amir Jennings.

Of course her defense attorney is trying to get that evidence suppressed as being prejudicial but come on. If it turns out that she did kill Amir or at least had a hand in it that would be crucial evidence as it places her somewhere near the crime scene.

More importantly this doesn’t look like we’re going to have a happy ending in this story. Ever since Elizabeth Smart was miraculously found alive I never say never in missing child cases but realistically this doesn’t look good that AMir may be alive. I’ll be hoping against hope that he is but I won’t be surprised if he isn’t.

And if you want to get your mad let’s not forget that this (insert your favorite insult here) is pregnant with another child and set to deliver in September. Hopefully she’ll still be in jail then so they can take the child away from her and give it a fighting chance.

Zinah Jennings may walk out of jail tomorrow

Zinah Jennings

Missing SC Boy’s Mom Wants Case Nixed:

In my last post about Zinah Jennings I mentioned how she might just out-crazy Casey Anthony. Now she may outdo her entirely as she may spend even less time than Casey Anthony in jail.

First a little background information if you’re new.

22-year-old Zinah Jennings and her 18-month-old son Amir went missing around Thanksgiving of 2011. Amir’s grandmother filed a missing persons report in early December. Zina Jennings has turned up but there is no sign of her son and she’s not talking.

In her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina Jennings was involved in a one person car crash on Christmas Eve. Amir was not with her. When questioned by police Jennings allegedly gave them several false stories about Amir being anywhere from Raleigh to Atlanta and just about everywhere in between. All leads that she has given them have not turned up anything.

After nothing turned up Jennings was arrested on December 29th and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and held on $150K bond.

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Now Jennings’ lawyer, Hemphill Pride, is trying to get his client released from jail and a judge may be granting that request tomorrow. Mr. Pride alleges that the prosecution does not have enough evidence to charge her with unlawful conduct toward a child and a judge gave prosecutors until tomorrow to make their case or see her go free for now.

Amir Jennings

Unfortunately for Amir Jennings no one has anyone they can go to in order to appeal his disappearance.

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC

Zinah Jennings: Similarities and shocking news

Zinah Jennings (Ok, maybe you should start calling me Casey)

No sign of missing toddler after vanishing 60 days ago:

Again, with the disappearance of Amir Jennings tell me if this doesn’t sound familiar.

According to police Zinah Jennings is said to have taken them to an apartment complex where she claimed she dropped off her 18-month-old son. However, once they got there she couldn’t tell them which apartment it was or the apartment number. She also told police that she dropped Amir off with a man named Ernest Robinson. Turns out Mr. Robinson doesn’t even exist.

Again does this sound remotely familiar to anyone?

But hold on to your trusses folks because this story has taken a wild turn.

It seems that a high-profile attorney from Columbia, SC, who probably wants to make a bigger name for himself, is now representing Jennings. That part is not off-script so to speak. The part that is off-script is her attorney, Hemphill Pride (no, really), has filed motions that she be released from jail because she’s mentally ill and…wait for it….pregnant.

That’s right ladies and gentlemen. The woman who at best couldn’t keep track of her first child and at worst had a hand in his disappearance is carrying another child that she can neglect. I think she just out-crazied Casey Anthony.

As far as letting her out of jail I say sure. As soon as she can deliver Amir to police and he’s relatively unharmed, otherwise she gets to stay where she is.

Amir Jennings

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC

Updates on disappearance of Amir Jennings

Zinah 'Don't call me Casey' Jennings

My apologies for lack of timely updates so let’s make up for lost time.

Warrants: Bloody clothes, blankets found in Zinah Jennings’ car:

As I’m sure most of you heard by now according to search warrants investigators found what has been called bloody blankets and clothes inside Zinah Jennings’ car. What they haven’t mentioned is that it’s not 100% sure that the clothes were in fact stained with blood. However another thing that the warrants said is that Jennings’ stepfather told police that he saw Jennings’ using a shovel in her backyard. The shovel has been obtained by investigators.

Damn this all sounds just a little familiar.

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Police offer $10K reward for missing toddler:

This one is pretty self-explanatory. The $10K reward is being offered by police in Columbia, South Carolina for information regarding the whereabouts of 18-month-old Amir Jennings.

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Friend says missing toddler’s mom made child scream:

According to a witness Zinah Jennings once squeezed Amir’s hand so hard it made him cry just because he wouldn’t say ‘mama’. She also allegedly threw a 2-year-old relative to the ground because he was ‘bothering’ her.

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Report: Zinah Jennings, Mom of Amir Jennings, Arrested for Prostitution in November:

A few weeks prior to Amir being reported missing Zinah Jennings was arrested for prostitution in Georgia when she allegedly propositioned an undercover officer for $40. Police say she was also smoking a blunt at the time of her arrest.

Amir Jennings

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC

Stop me if you heard this one: Baby missing, mom not talking

Zinah Jennings

SC police: Mother won’t tell them where son is:

Police search from Charlotte to Atlanta for missing SC boy:

Agencies from Georgia, South Carolina search for missing child:

22-year-old Zinah Jennings and her 18-month-old son Amir went missing around Thanksgiving of 2011. Amir’s grandmother filed a missing persons report in early December. Zina Jennings has turned up but there is no sign of her son and she’s not talking.

In her hometown of Columbia, South Carolina Jennings was involved in a one person car crash on Christmas Eve. Amir was not with her. When questioned by police Jennings allegedly gave them several false stories about Amir being anywhere from Raleigh to Atlanta and just about everywhere in between. All leads that she has given them have not turned up anything.

After nothing turned up Jennings was arrested on December 29th and charged with unlawful conduct toward a child and held on $150K bond.

Amir Jennings

Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 888-CRIME-SC

Any of this sound even remotely familiar to anyone?

I don’t have cable anymore so I don’t know what kind of TV coverage this is getting so I went to the major news websites. CNN.com had a brief mention as did FoxNews.com and I couldn’t even find it on the front page of MSNBC. Of course I saw nothing mention on the *spit* Nancy Grace section of CNN.

I could be wrong. This could end up getting major national media attention. More than likely though it will just be another minority child ignored by the national media much like Giovanni Gonzalez.

That’s not to say the disappearance of Amir Jennings will be ignored here. I will be posting any and all updates as they become available and as my schedule allows.

I pray to God that he is found alive and safe.

Thanks to Haydee for the tip.