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    Kejuan Mason (3) beaten to death for eating cupcake

    http://www.ajc.com/news/crime--law/b...K8qWzkU7jlAxK/

    (Jan. 30, 2018) Two sisters accused of beating a 3-year-old child to death have been indicted on felony murder charges, the Fulton County District Attorney?s Office said in a statement Tuesday evening.

    Lashirley and Glenndria Morris remain in the Fulton County jail months after Kejuan Mason was found beaten to death Oct. 21 inside a southwest Atlanta home.

    The indictment alleges Lashirley Morris used a bat to beat Kejuan repeatedly in the head, stomach, legs and arms, while legal guardian Glenndria Morris spanked him after he sneaked and ate a cupcake, Fulton district attorney spokesman Dexter Bond said.

    The sisters were granted bond in the case Monday after the Fulton DA failed to indict the women within 90 days. By law, Georgia courts must grant bond if the suspect hasn?t been indicted within 90 days of an arrest.

    Officials have not said if bond was revoked following the indictment.

    The sisters face life in prison without the possibility of parole if convicted.






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    I will out think the fucking pants off of you and you would thank me for helping you out of them.

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    http://www.myajc.com/news/crime--law...iV5ZuLZTHETZM/

    Beaten for eating a cupcake -- Could boy's death have been prevented?

    (Jan. 26, 2018) The bruises and scratches tipped off Geraldine Mason that something was wrong with her son Kejuan.

    But the little boy's legal guardian and godmother, Glenndria Morris, shrugged it off as horseplay between Kejuan and the other children living in her southwest Atlanta home.

    Mason, following a mom's intuition, didn't believe it. She asked that her 3-year-old son be removed from Morris' guardianship. On Oct. 18, a judge denied the request, records show.

    Three days later Kejuan was dead.

    As punishment for eating a cupcake, the toddler was allegedly beaten with a baseball bat on the head, stomach, back, arms and legs, according to a report from the Division of Family and Children Services. The report quoted an unnamed child inside the home and identified Lashirley Morris -- the sister of Kejuan's caretaker -- as the one who wielded the bat. The Fulton County Medical Examiner?' Office determined Kejuan died of blunt force trauma to the head and torso.

    Glenndria and Lashirley Morris were arrested on murder charges the following week.

    A 'roach-infested' apartment

    Child welfare records show Kejuan had a rocky home life even before he and his twin brother ended up in Glenndria Morris' cramped two-bedroom apartment.

    The toddler and three of his siblings entered DFCS care after their mother was arrested on a reckless conduct charge last March. Mason would allegedly leave her children home alone, had anger issues and abused the children, according to DFCS documents obtained by The Atlanta Journal-Constitution through an open records request.

    Once released from jail in April, Mason was reunited with one of her children, but requested temporary guardianship for Kejuan and his brother, according to DFCS? records.

    Mason suggested Morris as fictive kin, or someone who has close ties to the family, but not directly related to them.

    But when Mason attempted to visit her children, Morris denied her access. She gave various excuses, including saying the children needed to "learn some manners and get some home training."

    Detectives investigating the home the day of Kejuan?' death described the home as "roach-infested" with at least seven people living in the two-bedroom space. A neighbor told DFCS the children were often left unattended and knocked on her door begging for food.

    The apartment's landlord said Morris, who was behind on rent, usually kept a "nasty" apartment. The kitchen was littered with dirty dishes and flies covered an empty pink cupcake container when a DFCS case manager inspected the home the day Kejuan died. Bags of clothes filled the back patio and mold, spider webs, roaches and flies were found throughout the home.

    Placed over DFCS objections

    Redacted child welfare records show the department objected to Glenndria Morris being named Kejuan's guardian because she didn't have an approved home evaluation, which the department requires.

    DFCS chief operating officer Ashley Fielding Cooper told The AJC the agency prioritizes placement of children with relatives or fictive kin, but only after they and their homes have been vetted.

    That didn't happen in the case of Glenndria Morris because the court stepped in.

    Guardianship papers indicate Fulton County Juvenile Court Judge Bradley Boyd and a visiting judge, referred to in DFCS documents only as "Judge Smith," signed a June 15 petition approving the temporary order, despite DFCS' objections.

    It wasn't clear why Mason's request to remove Kejuan from Morris' care was denied in October. A new hearing had been scheduled for November.

    Boyd said he couldn't comment on the specifics of the case. Coy Johnson, director of the Fulton County child attorney?s office, said: "We are unable to comment due to pending litigation in juvenile court regarding Keujan's siblings."

    Once guardianship was granted, Cooper said DFCS was no longer involved.

    "There was nothing in place to make sure checks were in place because the case (on our end) was closed," she said. "When we received the report of a child death, we were back involved."

    'We tried to take care of him the best we could'

    Police say Glenndria Morris' account of what happened shifted and that she and her sister refused to cooperate with the investigation.

    She first said she gave Kejuan -- and four other children inside the home -- cupcakes and that he began choking on his, according to a police report. Morris said she and and a man at the home gave the boy CPR but first responders took too long to arrive.

    Then Glenndria Morris said Kejuan was choking on the cupcake, but that he was "fine breathing and talking later," according to the report. Morris said Kejuan went to sleep, but was unresponsive when they checked on him, later according to the report. When he didn?t wake up, they called 911.

    At a court hearing on Friday, H.D. Morris, father of the two sisters, sat awaiting their fate. He described Kejuan as a grandson to him.

    "We tried to take care of him the best we could," he said, choking back tears. "We're holding on," he said. "It hurts bad, but we're holding on. We hate that it happened."

    Efforts to reach Mason's attorney were unsuccessful.
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    I will out think the fucking pants off of you and you would thank me for helping you out of them.

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    Holy shit people are evil.

    Wait till Kevan sees this one.


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    He left an apology note? Ok he's crazy.
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    that's what makes him crazy? I thought it was the chips.

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    What an adorable little boy

    I wish I could kill these 2. Then bring them back to life so I can kill them again.


    Quote Originally Posted by marakisses View Post
    yes i said i will leave it under you storage he said cuddle with me i said shut up it over??? what am i doing wrong??

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    I can't for the life of me understand why a judge approved this guardianship without letting DFCS go through the proper protocol.

    DFCS had a lot a problems for a long time, including some high-profile fuck-ups. (Like this case:
    http://mydeathspace.com/vb/showthrea...-Emani-Moss-10 ... Still waiting for the stepmom's trial, hopefully sometime this century!) But they seem to be doing better, and there's little doubt they would've said HELL NO to this arrangement. Wtf.
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    I will out think the fucking pants off of you and you would thank me for helping you out of them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TupeloHoney View Post
    I can't for the life of me understand why a judge approved this guardianship without letting DFCS go through the proper protocol.

    DFCS had a lot a problems for a long time, including some high-profile fuck-ups. (Like this case:
    http://mydeathspace.com/vb/showthrea...-Emani-Moss-10 ... Still waiting for the stepmom's trial, hopefully sometime this century!) But they seem to be doing better, and there's little doubt they would've said HELL NO to this arrangement. Wtf.
    Mmm, idk why did they redact the Judges name? DCFS has lied so much then hide behind the confidentiality clause, its hard to believe them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by terps1990 View Post
    Mmm, idk why did they redact the Judges name? DCFS has lied so much then hide behind the confidentiality clause, its hard to believe them.
    Never mind he was visiting judge. My bad.

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