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Jonathan Foster made a deadly birthday wish


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That sweet face you see there is 12-year-old Jonathan Foster.  In his short time on Earth, Jonathan was shuffled from home to home until he ended up with his Uncle, Glenn Scrimsher, living on a farm in Missouri when he was 6.  Scrimsher, who has 5 children of his own, was, perhaps, the best thing this boy had in his life.  Stability.  Love.  Guidance.  All the things needed to make a little boy into a great man. At age 11, Jonathan left the safety of his Uncle’s home and went to live with his Grandmother, Mary Gifford, at her request.  He stayed with Gifford until November.  That’s when Jonathan made his birthday wish…. A wish that would prove to be deadly… to go live with his biological mother, Angela Davis.  

Mona Nelson

Christmas Eve, while Davis was at work, she received and alarming phone call from a “gruff sounding” woman making threats against Jonathan.  Davis rushed home after receiving the call to check on her boy…Jonathan was no where in sight. His badly burned remains were discovered in a ditch four days later.

Authorities believe that the phone call to Angela Davis was made from inside the home by 44-year-old Mona Yvette Nelson.  Nelson, a grandmother of five, is an acquaintance of Davis and her husband, David.  Witnesses claim they saw a “woman”, matching that beastly troll’s description, pull up to the apartment complex in a pick-up truck which matched the details of the one driven by Nelson.  At approximately 6:30 pm on Christmas Eve, surveillance cameras near where the body was discovered showed what appeared to be Nelson discarding the boy on the side of the road like garbage. 

Nelson claims that she did not murder little Jonathan, but she has admitted to disposing of the body.  She told police that a family member paid her $20 to dispose of a plastic container and, drunk on vodka, she did as she was hired to do and never thought twice to look in the bin.  

Investigators have found an overwhelming amount of evidence linking her to the murder.  Inside her home they found burned carpet and twine which matched the materials that bound Jonathan’s hands together.  They also found welding equipment and torches believed to have been used to burn Jonathan’s remains and other physical evidence in a garbage can. 

Why?  Why would this monster take that precious little boy from his home and a family who loved him just to murder him?  Well, she has alluded to it being over a drug debt.  Meaning that you can put a price on a life…  Then again, she has implicated others in the murder, yet there is no evidence linking anyone else to the crime.  Liar, liar.  Could it be that Nelson is just a monster and Jonathan was sweet and trusting enough to be an easy target?  Detectives who interviewed Nelson describe her as a “cold-blooded predator” and a “soulless murderer who showed an absolute lack of remorse in taking the life of Jonathan Foster”.  I’m thinking that she is just plain evil. 

Nelson is being charged with capital murder and is being held without bond.  Detectives are also looking at her as a possible suspect in similar cases. 

Enough focus on that monster.  I want you all to know about the love Glenn Scrimsher and Mary Gifford felt for that little boy.  While my heart aches for the family who lost such a precious soul in such a violent way, I am somehow comforted knowing that this child knew love – unlike many of the children we read about here.  

Here are words from a letter Scrimsher wrote to his nephew, which he read at Jonathan’s funeral with tears rolling down his cheeks: 

“Dear Jonathan, I want to start out by saying how much I love you, and to thank you for being here for me when I need you.  You made myself and my life better in ways I didn’t realize you would. “ 

Glenn, I doubt you will read this – but if you do, you MUST know that you made Jonathan’s life better, too.  I wish that there were more men in this world like you; men who would so willingly and lovingly take in a child and give them a chance at life.  Jonathan was a lucky boy to have known such love. 

I also want to add that I am not judging Angela Davis for giving Jonathan to family members.  It sounds to me like she did what she thought was best.  She couldn’t handle the burden of being a mother so she gave her son to someone who could.  If more women acted so responsibly, we may not read about so many dead babies here. 

Thanks go to Anna for this tip.  Now I’m off to remove the mascara that has been running down my face for the past hour.

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  1. I’m crying like a baby right now….

    1. That makes two of us.  My tears are sadness to Jonathan and love for his uncle.  Glenn is perfect in my eyes.  I perfect father, man an human.

  2. I pray that all of Jonathan’s family finds peace.

  3. Just when I was cleaning my face from the story I just posted… How sad.
    My thoughts and prayers are with Jonathan’s Uncle and Family too.

  4. I realize it was probably noble of Angela to let someone else raise Jonathan. I just wish she would have let him be. So many of these mothers do not realize the unconditional love that their children have for them. It’s selfish of them to string them along. All that poor boy wanted was his momma. After all those years away from her, he still wanted her. That’s a love no man or woman could ever give. I just get frustrated with careless mothers.

    1. I agree, but it looksl ike she cared about him and was trying.  The pictures of her at the funeral kill me.  The guilt she must feel…. I am the first to blame a worthless mother, but I think Angela will be blaming herself enough with out us adding to it.

      1. I dont know. My sis is one such mother. Her son is 13 and bounced bw my parents and his dad. His dad now has that son and 2 other children of hers that arent his. She is just concerned with her. And men. I dont know, but I think if something happened to one of her children it would turn into an event about her. idk. I hope it all works out for the mother. I do.

        1. I hope that’s not the case.  It’s a shame he wasn’t just left with Glenn.

  5. 😥 That poor little boy… his poor family. I can’t even begin to imagine the pain his mother is feeling. Or his uncle or grandmother, for that matter.. but, as a mother, this just tears my heart out.

    That fucking bitch “Mona” looks like a man.

    1. I feel for all of them, but Uncle Glenn the most.  I think he loved that boy more than anyone in the world.  He talked of how he was there when Jonathan caught his first fish and when he learned how to swim.  He’s proof that shooting sperm does NOT make you a father.  The love in his heart made him Jonathan’s father… and a great one.

  6. That ‘smiling’ picture of him makes me so sad! Look at all the baggage and the problems this kid already must have had! He needed a fucking break, not the be murdered! *rage*

  7. I think this one disturbed me the most because this poor child was murdered, not by a parent, not by a deadbeat boyfriend or evil girlfriend, not for crying, not for hiding food or any of the bullshit reasons we hear from this scum, but for apparently no reason other than the fact that this c*** just wanted to steal a beautiful child and burn him. Thats a whole level of evil I dont even want to understand. My heart breaks for everyone in this story.

    1. I love this comment.  Thank you.  I suppose that’s the same reason I was in tears over it.  Any time a child dies it’s tragic – but the nature of this one only intensifies the tragedy.  He was obviously a sweet and good boy that was loved.  That tw*t wasn’t worthy of stealing his life from him – he was too precious for her to even share oxygen with. 
      Here I go… Crying all over again.

  8. Of all stories I have ever read, this one makes me angry with God. If ever there was a time to save a child, this was it. To allow a boy who’s only wish was to be with his mother on Christmas to be taken out so cruelly on that very day is impossible to comprehend. Dear sweet boy I love you so much. How I wish I could have known you and made you feel loved.

    1. So God is responsible for letting this happen, but NOT allowed to dictate YOUR actions?? What if YOU were the next person to kill a little boy or girl? What did you expect God to do, send a lightening bolt from heaven to strike this evil witch? I wish He had, but then maybe he’d stop you from taking your next drink, tape your mouth when you go to yell at your child… Where does it end?

  9. Keep Honkin I'm Reloading

    If only his name had been Treyvon… his story would be well known.

    1. I agree and this hate crime of black on white was so much WORSE and so much more VIOLENT and HORRIFIC than the TM thing.

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