WARRANTS newly revealed show the details of a mother accused of abusing her 4-year-old daughter before killing her.
Majelic Young died last year at age 4, but police did not find her remains until May 2021. Now, it appears she was abused before her death.
Majelic Young, called ‘Jelly’, was only four years old when she died[/caption]
Majelic was ‘tortured’ before her death[/caption]
A social worker called police to Young’s home on Braden Drive in Charlotte, North Carolina, where they found the child’s remains buried in the back yard, according to WSOC-TV.
In the warrant, Majelic’s 13-year-old sister alleges that their mother, Malikah Bennett, forced Majelic to stand in the laundry room for three days straight in August 2020.
The child was not allowed to sit down or leave, and over time, her breathing became labored, Majelic’s sister said.
The 13-year-old told police that Majelic had a bowel movement in her pants and eventually fell from exhaustion, hitting her head on the ground.
That was the day Majelic died, her sister said.
Majelic’s mother, Malikah Bennett, has been arrested for first-degree murder and child abuse[/caption]
According to the warrant, Majelic’s mother then washed her body, placed it in two plastic bags, and left it in her SUV for about five days.
Bennett then dug a hole in the back yard and forced the 13-year-old to help bury her little sister, covering her body with dirt.
Nine months later, when police searched the yard on May 21, 2021, they found the remains along with a shovel.
Lucille Puckett, a family friend, described the Majelic’s abuse and death as “torture.”
A vigil was held for Majelic last month[/caption]
Majelic’s family and neighbors lit candles in her memory[/caption]
“And to actually see the search warrant, it hurt me,” said Puckett, who called the slain child “Jelly”.
“I don’t just see this only happening to Jelly,” she went on. “We don’t know how many children are lost in the system or could’ve been facing the same situation.”
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A vigil was held for Majelic last month. Dozens of people attended with candles, flowers, and purple balloons. Majelic’s father and grandmother lit candles for her.
Bennet, 31, was charged with first-degree murder, felony child abuse, inflicting physical injury and felony concealing a death, according to WSOC-TV.
Bennett’s mother, Tammy Taylor Moffett, was also charged with concealing a death and accessory after the fact of murder.