When I originally posted about the death of Addison Lanham I said I won’t post her ‘mother’s’ name until she is charged with something. Well, since my last post she has been charged.
To recap Shanna Lanham is accused of leaving her 2-year-old daughter with her registered sex offender boyfriend, Jason Michael Wells. While Wells was sitting Addison she died. Some witnesses say that Addison was covered with bruises and her eyes were swollen shut when paramedics arrived. Now, even more disturbing details have emerged.
Police in Gaston County, North Carolina are now investigating if Addison had been sexually assaulted. According to the Charlotte Observer Shanna Lanham made the 911 call when Addison was unresponsive and she told the 911 operator that Addison had cut her vagina while ‘playing in the tub’. How coincidental considering that Shanna Lanham’s vag filler was a registered kiddy toucher.
The coroner’s office has said that Addison died from a blood infection and had a broken leg that had not been treated. So she didn’t die from a beating which to me sounds like she was abused long before she died.
Police say that Lanham didn’t seek treatment for the broken leg because she was afraid she may lose her daughter. I guess she had no problem with losing her daughter to death instead.
Family members are said to have called DSS several times trying to get Addison removed from the home because of drugs and the sex offender.
Both the birth organism and the pedophile have been charged with involuntary manslaughter, felony child abuse and contributing to the delinquency of a minor and both are being held on $1M bail each.
Just a thought here, if you don’t want to have your child taken away how about not shacking up with a pedophile, not doing drugs and above all do not fucking beat your kids so bad that they die of sepsis because of their injuries. It’s not that fucking hard.
First let me say that I am not posting the mother’s name because as of right now the only thing she’s guilty of is making horribly bad choices.
Anyway having said that it’s time to put on your sleuth caps everyone. So far no murder charges have been filed however a woman left her 2-year-old daughter with her sex offender boyfriend and the child died and a witness says that the girl was covered in bruises and both eyes were swollen shut so you do the math.
The 32-year-old woman left her 2-year-old daughter, Addison Grace Lanham, with her registered sex offender boyfriend, 33-year-old Jason Michael Wells of Bessemer City, North Carolina. Wells was arrested in January of 2010 for taking indecent liberties with a child and was convicted of sexual battery in December of 2010. Normally this is where I would complain that he shouldn’t even have been on the streets since he’s a lowlife sex offender but I digress.
Wells was babysitting Addison at their motel room. The next thing we know is that a call was made to 911 and a witness says that when Addison was removed from the hotel room she was bruised and her eyes were swollen shut. As of the most recent news Wells has not been charged with Addison’s murder yet pending an autopsy however he has been charged with failing to register as a sex offender and a sex offender babysitting a child and he’s being held on $750K bond.
What really gets me is that Addison’s mother is still sticking by him so to speak. Not only did she know that Wells is a registered sex offender but thought that Wells has changed his ways. Let me tell you something. I’ve been writing about crime for 11 years. Sex offenders do not change their ways especially with ones that have preyed upon children. To make matters worse Addison’s mother says that she forgives him even ‘if’ Wells killed her daughter. Whiskey Tango Foxtrot? Are you for real? Why in the hell would anyone not only date a child toucher, leave their kid with them, then forgive them when they may have killed your daughter?
There’s no hope for children when their supposed parents are more concerned with having an insignificant other.
Thanks to my lovely and talented wife Jade for the tip.