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A Houston judge set bond at $1 million for Derion Vence, the "stepfather" of 4-year-old Maleah Davis who has been missing for more than a week.

Vence, 26, told police he was carjacked by three Hispanic males who knocked him unconscious and took Maleah.

Vence was arrested on Saturday at his brother's home in Sugar Land, TX, about 22 miles southwest of Houston.

Vence made his first court appearance at a bond hearing late Saturday. He showed no reaction when an assistant district attorney read the charges to him via CCTV.

A public defender asked Judge Courtney St. Julian to set Vence's bond at $5,000. The public defender claimed Vence was gainfully employed and a longtime resident of Houston who did not pose a flight risk.

The DA disagreed, saying Vence was linked to the death of a child and he showed deception in interviews with law enforcement. The state asked the judge to set a $500,000 bond.

Judge St. Julian noted that the case received global media attention and notoriety, partially because  Maleah was "an adorable little girl who captured the hearts and attention of just about everyone in the world."

The judge cited Vence's deception and the fact that police were unable to locate him in the days leading up to his arrest. His bond was set at $1 million for tampering with a corpse, a 2nd-degree felony.

Vence reportedly told Sugar Land police they would not find any blood in the apartment he shared with Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens. He also said no one bled in the apartment recently.

A team from the Houston PD forensics dept. sprayed a chemical reagent inside the apartment that revealed the presence of blood not visible to the naked eye. Blood was found on various surfaces in the bathroom and kitchen, according to Houston community activist Quanell X. The blood was linked to a sample of Maleah's DNA taken from her toothbrush.

Traces of blood and human flesh were also found in the drain traps and plumbing in the kitchen and bathroom. Human tissue was collected from the garbage disposal in the kitchen sink.

Quanell said evidence collected inside the apartment reveals Vence dismembered the girl's body before disposing of her remains in an unknown location. Officers observed blood droplets in a hallway leading to the bathroom and "blood on various surfaces in the bathroom."

Community members gathered to honor the missing child on Sunday. Dozens of supporters spent Mother's Day at a gas station across the street from the apartment complex.

The Parents Against Predators helped organize a balloon release. A pastor said a prayer for Maleah, and several mothers took turns expressing their grief and concern for the girl. Then the crowd walked across the street and went to the door of the apartment where Maleah once lived.

They placed stuffed bears and balloons at the door of the apartment that is sealed off as a crime scene after police executed a search warrant last week.

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Video captured on a neighbor's security camera on May 3 showed Vence leaving the apartment with a large blue laundry basket and a black trash bag. Later, the camera captures him emerging from the apartment with his 2-year-old son and carrying what appears to be cleaning supplies, including a large bottle of Clorox bleach.

New surveillance photos from the neighbor's security camera show Maleah running behind Vence into the apartment in the days before she was reported missing.

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The images show Maleah trailing behind Vence as he enters the apartment. Maleah is never seen alive on camera again.

The footage was captured on April 30, the same day Bowens left town to attend her father's funeral in Massachusetts.

In text messages allegedly sent to a friend after Maleah was reported missing, a person identified as Bowens appears to panic after learning of the existence of the security footage. She'd previously told police that Vence dropped her three children off at daycare on April 30, and that she never saw Maleah again.

But the security footage shows Maleah returning to the family's apartment with Vence while Bowens was at home on the morning of April 30.

In the texts, Bowens allegedly claimed she had no idea her daughter was inside the apartment while she was there.

"He must have snuck her in," Bowens allegedly texted the friend, adding that she was on the back porch smoking a cigarette when Maleah come back in. She said Maleah didn’t say anything.

On Thursday, May 9, police located the silver Nissan Altima that Vence claimed was stolen by the carjackers. The car, which was registered to Bowens, was found abandoned with the doors unlocked in a shopping center parking lot in Missouri City, Texas.

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Surveillance video at the hospital shows Vence was dropped off outside the hospital by someone driving the same Nissan Altima on May 4. Vence is seen carrying his son into the hospital at 11:30 p.m. It is there that he first reports Maleah missing.

Quanell X confirmed the driver who dropped Vence off at the hospital is a "family member."

On Friday, May 10, the car was processed for evidence. Police recovered a large blue laundry basket from the trunk, along with a can of gasoline. The laundry basket was similar to the one Vence was seen carrying from the apartment.

Two K-9 cadaver dogs walked around the vehicle and other cars in the parking lot. Both canine officers detected the scent of human decomposition in the Nissan's trunk.

At that point an arrest warrant was obtained for tampering with a corpse.

Vence is due back in court on Monday, May 13. The case is assigned to Judge DaSean Jones, 180th District Court. Vence faces first-degree murder and other felony charges that make him eligible for the death penalty.

He is being held at the Harris County Jail. The jail's website lists Vence's bond at $999,999.
 

 

  • Alextra Ballard

    Laaawd this description on skin and flesh being foundT is gruesome

  • Vegas1989

    WOW....I wasn't ready to read all that. He chopped and flushed this baby girl down the sink and toilet. If he didn't want to keep her he should have took her to her real daddy. Ladies, TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS. IF YOU HAVE KIDS UNDER THE AGE OF 15 YOU CAN'T AND SHOULDN'T DATE NO JOKER!!!...TAKE CARE OF YOUR KIDS....IT'S NOT ABOUT YOU NO DAM MORE.....YOU LAID DOWN AND OPENED YOUR LEGS WIDE OPEN AND BACK DOOR AND WHATEVER ELSE...I'M PISSED THAT THIS CHILD IS DEAD. THE MOMMA AND THIS LOSER NEED THEY @$$ BEAT....AND I'M AT THE PLATE.....SMH.,....DIDN'T WANT TO START THE MORNING LIKE THIS...

  • tintin

    OMG. he chopped her up!!

    I'm sick right now

  • DeepThinker

    Even a teenager is vulnerable to a predator especially if one parent is not active in their life.

  • Coffee1st

    The mom thought the bf dropped her off at daycare but she was actually home... and at that time she was killed.... and the momma was there..... but claim she never saw her daughter... right??
    If so, why has she not been arrested?
    I'll never ever understand how ppl could hurt a child.

  • DeepThinker

    Rest In Peace sweet baby.?

  • Blaque Mahogany

    So the bytch was in the house when she was murdered? She helped cover it up? Helped dismember her own daughter? The she hopped on a plane like ain't shyt happen. Because that's what I got from this.

    Whew chile... I need another post.

  • T865!

    Arrest the Mammie next??

  • Vegas1989

    I gotcha but at least a teenage can speak up than a 4 year old child.....You can't shut up a teenager sometime...My father didn't date no one when our mom left until I was of age. Read my comment in the last post on Mother's Day

  • prissa0

    OMG!! This demon monster put that poor baby through absolute hell. It's so chilling to see her running behind that fucker - knowing that she's running to her death.

    That mother was definitely involved. They both just need to CONFESS. This is absolutely horrible.

  • Appplesauce

    He needs to rot in hell for what he did to that child. Just pure evil. I hope they give him life. Death row is too good for this fool. He needs to be dealt with by the general population prisoners. As for the trifling mammy they need to neuter her a$$. If she walks you can best believe that wide back trash will be pregnant again.

  • Tinytoon

    This is Texas, they about to send him to Huntsville to the chair. He's getting the death penalty.

  • Kim’s Original Face

    The mother needs to be arrested next!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    Some days I don't believe in the death penalty, and some days I do. This is definitely a case where the death penalty would be warranted.

  • CardiB’sAbs

    This is sickening. In Texas, I wonder how much more evidence is needed for a homicide charge? Is this not enough circumstantial evidence? Does there need to be a body? A confession or witness would be nice but idk if they’ll ever get it.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Now...when are they going to arrest the mother...because that child was dead before she left. Why would you take a trip out of town and leave a very sick child at home with a suspected pedophile. They both need the death penalty. The system failed this baby in every way possible...they had a chance to save her from this crazy shyt. Everyone who knew about this child life should be held accountable.

  • KcoolMuziq

    The mother went through the same abuse.So she obviously stood there and watched her daughter go through the same thing and didn't EVEN CARE! Even after finding out he was cheating on her.
    This world has some sick people in it and the children have to suffer and die because of it.

  • ShadesofEMPRESS

    RIP to this beautiful baby. Her parents are sick monsters.

  • Topic Influencer

    I knew this sorry bitch was part of it from jump. So you knew this whole time what went down. I knew it. I KNEW IT. Mutt ass whore DIE. https://media0.giphy.com/media/yz6A4igMWaPwA/giphy.gif

  • Shamwow

    True but I was a teenager and after my father died my mother was on a pursuit to replace him. She dated a shyt head another shyt head and then a predator followed by other shyt heads, and when he tried. I attempted to speak up, she chose him I was a liar. I hated her for years and is still somewhat dealing with our relationship. But she only believed me after his relatives, who she desperately wanted to be friends with to get to him told her that he tried all of them. By then I was an adult and never had an interest in fully accepting her because she believed them before me. So fvck my mother and fvck Maleah’s bitch mother bitch grandmother and any other bitch Mother’s who choose dick and fake love over your innocent children who did not ask to be here. Innocent children who is your only chance to redeem yourself in this world. Filthy Bitches.

  • Kimocha

    That lil girl was so BEAUTIFUL and didn't deserve any of this!... This really pisses me off how the mother neglected that child like that and she needs to be held accountable for that baby's death too... If they don't charge her with nothing else, the LEAST they can do is charge her ass with child neglect cuz she was VERY neglectful... And she needs her ass whupped too dumb b@tch!... This sh@t got me sooo heated right now!... SMDH!!!

  • Phillybruh

    Life in solitary with pictures of this little girls face wallpapered around it for the rest of his life. So the mother was home the day she was allegedly killed, no wonder she out here trying to get in front of something.

  • Tlowe89

    I agree. I think the was dead before she left, because when he didn’t show up to the airport she didn’t call the police until the next day. Who does that????? Especially if you have an sick/severely injured child????

  • LeeSeeCee

    This just makes me sick to my stomach. This poor baby. Just heartbroken.

  • Tlowe89

    Yeah that’s why she didn’t panic when he didn’t show up to the airport. She knew he was still trying to figure “sh!t” out

  • Coy little wink

    Smh

  • Tlowe89

    Yeah... like how long was that cigarette break, and im sure she heard her darn child screaming, that’s probably where he got all them scratches, from the child

  • Shamwow

    I don’t club or hang in the streets like my sibling and cousins. I sacrificed a lot for my boys. I moved away far from my family. Leaving me out of a sitter due to lack of support. But my kids have their innocence. They still believe in Santa, and are still children. Still have the light in theirs eyes because I rather be alone then in a crowd full of envious and fake people. I’ve been blessed with my husband but if he died tonight I will raise my boys alone! Even if a family member begged to help.

  • tia

    Especially in Houston, we are really grieving this baby--Hell, everywhere.
    I know one thing, I don't wanna see any Gofund accounts set up for that mama of hers. I saw one the other day for 1500 for relief efforts. I know that was bogus. At this point I hope they recover her. If they do, I'm certain an individual(s) will put this baby away in a beautiful service. But mama or any other family members don't need to profit off of Maleah's demise. Screw them...

  • Yoni7

    DIIIIIIEEEEE, MUTTT!!!!!!!!! DIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Tlowe89

    He probably tried to get rid of the parts of her that would show I.D... such as finger prints, and dental.... super disgusting.

  • Karen Brady

    Sorry but I have to disagree with you on this one. Pictures of her body parts.

  • MsSapphire9800

    I am going to hug... kiss and tell my children I love them when they get home today...I fussed them the hell out yesterday for messing up a dozen of eggs...4 boxes of cake mix...flour...frosting and left it for me to clean....the whole kitchen was looking like Little Ceaser while making pizza dough.

  • Vegas1989

    I understand how you feel. I'm so sorry that your mom chose dick over you. In the other post I talked how my mom left us..for a singing career and dick as well.....Believe me...If it wasn't for our father teaching us how to deal with our mother I think she would be ALL ALONE...No kids and no grandkids interaction....It was God that got us all through. But I can say this my brothers never got over it....they married controlling women like my mom and I can't stand my sister n laws.....My oldest brother experience life lesson twice. Mom left and his wife left him....SMH...But we are good though

  • Yoni7

    He has a co-conspirator (along with the mammy). Whoever dropped him off at the hospital in his own car, got rid of the baby's body before abandoning that car.

    How do you leave your child with someone for DAYS......and not check on them SEVERAL times a day. FaceTime? Duo? FB Messenger? You didn't even want to hear your baby's voice? LIKE WTF!!???!!!

  • Karen Brady

    One Christmas night I was slicing turkey to put away in the fridge and sliced the top of my hand (enough to require a few stitches) and I carried ON!!! Gagging, hyperventilating, couldn't look at my hand. DRAMATIC! It wasn't even that big a cut ya'll. I can never ever fathom how these people cut up/saw/chop people up!!!!! And they do it on the regular. Ya'll see the stories!.

  • Vegas1989

    I would like to go to Texas and would pay peeps airfare to go with me because something has to be done about this....There is a legal way which is long and dragged out and there is a short way to handle this...Black Ops....

  • Renee26

    Disgusting!! The family member who dropped him off needs to face jail time too... Fuccck them all?

  • DeepThinker

    Sounds again like mom is trying to cover herself. He was not hiding her when he was bringing her back home.

  • Karen Brady

    called themselves treating you on Mother's Day huh? While tearing the place up! :-)

  • Renee26

    Nah... He'd be in there pleasuring himself to her images... He's a sick mf... He cut her up!

  • Kanyade

    These doggone devils will get their just do. All of 'em. ALL OF THEM.

    https://media3.giphy.com/media/3ohhwtftK2lWSFvwUo/giphy.gif

  • hi-liter

    I just don’t have shit else to add to this story, I’m so damn disgusted.

    OAN: The bond hearing judge looks kinda young.

  • Renee26

    Expeditiously

  • Kanyade

    Saw on the news this morning the search party of people in the community looking for Maleah, on foot, on horses. God bless 'em.

  • Karen Brady

    This. Pictures of her face won't make him feel a damn thing,.

  • Kanyade

    Amen. No more pain or suffering for this angel. Now may the demons that took her innocence die of gonorrhea and rot in Hell.

  • NewNew

    Human tissue in the garbage disposal? Evil isn't a strong enough word for this behavior. And the mother was still trying to protect him with her lies. She's complicit whether she participated in the actual murder or not. This breaks my heart but we all called this from the start.

  • GAPeach

    When are they going to charge the mother? Her hands are looking dirty as hell here.

  • I Run New York

    Everyone failed this little girl. CPS put her back in that house after she had to have a multiple brain surgeries from a "fall". Smh

  • Love Luv

    This is why I have to stay repenting and praying because I know I would be capable of killing someone who would do this to an innocent child.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Chiiile I am sew out dunT. This fool said he was knocked out and his car was stolen and when he finally came tew Maleah was no where tew be foundT....yet the car that was stolen was also the car that dropped him off at the hospital. Who dropped this fool off

  • DeepThinker

    I’m starting to believe this couple physically fought before she left which may explain his injuries. He assaulted the baby more than likely in mothers presence and she left so that she could have an alibi. The child probably died a few days later. This is so messed up! May they both burn in hell!
    I am wondering where the five year old boy was during this weekend? Was he with the grandparents?

  • Pebbles

    I like to thank the neighbor who had a working camera ? pointed in the right direction. Otherwise it’s a possibility he would’ve got away with it.

    Good job! Neighbor ??

  • Alextra Ballard

    What an horrific and gruesome crime. This is beyond sickening. This was so preventable. Maleah’s mom was the enabler,she made all this possible by staying with a man she knows may have been abusing her little girl. She left this baby behind when she went out of town. Maleah never stood a chance. The bidch needs to be held accountable. Where is this baby remains

  • Renee26

    A knowing accomplice that's who... I'm pissed the momma is still out on the streets.

  • Alextra Ballard

    Yesssss

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    When will Maleah's mom be charged? For anything having to do with this case? - What's Quanell X's duties/purpose?

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    That would make sense. I thought it was strange that when she got back the child was missing and the boyfriend was "cleaning up the apartment"... and even went out to get more bleach. And she still didn't call the cops then. I couldn't understand why... but if she was in on it, I guess her actions kind of make more sense now.

  • Banka

    This story makes me sick to my stomach,,, This demon killed and dismembered that baby.... I am really at a loss for words !!

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    I don't see what Quanell is accomplishing. He's not an attorney... he's just some guy telling her side of the story to the media, basically like a publicist or spokesperson. But he's not helping her case at all. The more he tells us, the guiltier she looks.

  • Banka

    Jail time is too good for these mofos...

  • Pamela

    He cleaned up the apartment while she was still in Boston. When she got home he wasn't there with the kids.

  • R in NYC

    Texas has the death penalty. Fry his azz!

  • Banka

    "He was hurt, he was angry, he was upset." was the words out of this beach mouth..... but she still left her baby girl with him.... I JUST DONT GET IT..

  • currvalicious

    Wow! The mother will be arrested in a matter of time. As I read the article, seems as if she could've been inside the apt at the time of Maleah's murder. Toddlers make noise, lots of it. You mean to tell me, she didn't interact w/her child before leaving town?? Bowens is full of shit. Law enforcement is going to begin playing one against the other to get some answers. What I can't get out of my mind is the horrific way in which this child died. Blood, human tissue, dismemberment?? What happened? Why did he do that to this baby? Why the anger & hostility towards her? I'm done. I want them both dead.

  • Mr.LeBrickJames

    ok. gotcha.

  • Parent

    This story is getting more and more disturbing... All I can say is, God please allow this baby to rest now.

  • Karen Brady

    Now how in the HELL does one SNEAK a 3 year old anywhere???? And into your own home? Why would a child have to be 'snuck' back into their own home? These are two bumbling IDIOTS and she'll turn state's witness and won't serve a day. But her baby got LIFE.

  • Yoni7

    He shaded her so much in his FB statement. Then sounded like he was doing it for clout as well.

  • currvalicious

    Yes, why wasn't he holding her hand? I believe he knew he was going to hurt that baby. She had no idea what was about to happen. It's beyond comprehension for me at this point.

  • Lady_Elle

    The mother should be charged!

  • Shawty

    Both of them are sad sacks of shit!!!

  • Lady_Elle

    Why was the child not dropped off at daycare?

    The child was brought back to the house...
    her mother was at the house...
    this sounds like a PLAN to harm this child...

  • Shawty

    Maybe covering up abuse that was done to her.

  • Robert lee Bennett OG

    So you think the mom had something to do with it?

  • Elevated Soul

    I knew Maleah's sweet little spirit spirit was in another realm.

    Baby girl is now at peace. She was a light in this world....Have a peaceful journey angel...

  • the guest

    WHERE IS A PETITION I CAN SIGN to get the mother arrested and charged!

    Thank God for Mr. Quanell X getting the truth!

  • Elevated Soul

    Let me tell you something...That bish knew Maleah was dead before she left on that supposed trip. Her father died April 11,and they supposedly buried the man 19 days later,nah.

    The so called mother need those handcuffs too because she allowed that animal access to her daughter. He molested Maleah and I believe both beat her so bad that she had to get half of her skull removed.She let that animal abuse her own daughter on so many levels and she did too.

    I'm so glad that the upstairs neighbor had that camera.

  • jwoo250

    I'm always telling people about demons and how they walk among us. Look at the video below of this man. You can tell from his posture and the way he's walking. That he was out of control and getting ready to do something sinister. Look how far behind she was I swear. This is why I keep my eyes all the way open around children. the first sign of abuse I'm calling and turning whoever in immediately.

  • the guest

    WITH the mother's help! There are no words! Arrest the mother too!

  • jwoo250

    Exactly. Don't make any since at all. Her father passed April 11th?? See it don't add up she flew out and they made up that story together. The branch will snap soon and all the leaves will fall. Watch they are on to her.

    These are hardcore investigators. Trust me what were thinking they already know and more. This whole case has been bothering me.

  • MsSapphire9800

    Hell the mother might be the person who killed her and he is covering up for her...this case is just to unbelievable.

  • jwoo250

    He's a demon that's what they do. I'm tired of this sacrificial type of killing, kids dying at the hands of their own parents makes my stomach turn.

  • Lady_Elle

    I am the parent that will call or FaceTime when my children were with their father.

    I call it a check-in.

    Their father can check-in anytime he wants!

    Just Hey how's it going? I could care less about a kid pouting because they didn't get their way!

  • Lady_Elle

    True!

  • jwoo250

    That's what I be thinking how. That's not even something a human mind can comprehend. That's why he got sick at work and had to be sent home. So gross makes me want to vomit.

  • Elevated Soul

    Exactly....The police know the psychology of any given crime as well as the criminal. They watch for every reaction.I bet they already checked the airport situation too.

    CPS should have never allowed a child who was so obviously abused back in that same home. This dude seem to only abuse Maleah and the mother allowed it. It was said by the so called mother that the animal would say he dropped off Maleah at childcare,only to later learn, he took baby girl home and there is no telling what he did to Maleah.

  • jwoo250

    Exactly. The investigators are already on her trial. They purposely don't lock them up right away they like them to believe they won the battle before they strike. They giving her enough rope to hang herself.

  • Yup, I said it

    They gonna have to burn that whole complex down with sage to cleanse it.

  • jwoo250

    Yes those are definitely child scratch marks. Mine scratch each other all the time.

  • jwoo250

    I'd move

  • Yoni7

    So on APRIL 30th......the mother was STILL HOME that morning? That was the last day they seen her alive. Then WHO took her to the airport after that? WHEN did she go to the airport? WHERE has the oldest son been during all of this? If HE was dropped off at daycare, where is HE at?

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    As soon as possible. I couldn't sleep knowing something so evil happened so close to me.

    That baby girl was too good for this world. She was abused all of her short life and NO ONE GAVE A FCVK ABOUT HER.

    Her biological mother, father, stepfather, grandparents, aunts, uncles, older cousins, the judge and the CPS system ALL FAILED THIS BABY. This has brought me to tears. She was abused in every way imaginable and everyone either turned a blind eye to it or just covered it up. Smh.

  • Renee26

    Agreed

  • currvalicious

    I've said it before, & I'll say it again, thank goodness for Quanell X keeping the public informed. Also, extracting pertinent information pertaining to Maleah's circumstances from her lying, deceitful mother. B/c police seems as though they were at a stalemate. Or at least it's what they wanted us to believe. Maybe to protect the integrity of the case. I wasn't prepared for particular details, but I'm glad it's all coming out. There isn't a body, as I believe what wasn't flushed or drained was burned. They found a gas can in the trunk, along w/the laundry basket. This most certainly a death penalty case, & hopefully by the grace & mercy of our Lord and Savior, Brittany Bowens will never see the light of day.

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    Yoni the more I read into this story, the more I want to monkey stomp that bytch! She knew what happened to this baby from day one.

  • MJF

    Heartbreaking story.

  • Yoni7

    I still haven't seen the video where everyone's saying she was crying and whatnot. I still have yet to see her face.

  • Yoni7

    THIS! My daughter and I do it with my Grand-Sun all the time. We're facetiming. FB messaging when there is a "bad connection". Getting videos. ALL OF THAT! How hadn't you seen or heard from your "BRAIN INJURED" child since April 30th?

  • Sassie

    DEATH PENALTY TO THEM BOTH! They were BOTH in on it. Both of them. I am pissed. IF the bitch didn't want kids somebody ELSE would have loved that child FOR her. RIP babygirl.

  • ?? Kari ?????????

    Just sad!! Now he needs to tell where he dumped and burned her.

  • Raquel

    Give me a sawed off and him in a room.....the mammy can watch and after him, she's next.

  • Sassie

    Yep. The trifling bitch knew. I wonder what the damn motive was.

  • DeepThinker

    I’m sorry you experienced that. I had similar experience. The bf May inappropriate remarks about me and mom got mad at me and tried to put me out the house at 17. Many years later and I still resent her.

  • CookieMobster

    This is some sick, vile and evil mess right here. I am sick at my stomach thinking about it. Step dad will be turning on "mom" in 5,4,3,2.....

  • Yoni7

    ......and still left town???? DIE, MUTT!

  • Karen Brady

    Pronto!!!!

  • Karen Brady

    Exactly... I know the words inhumane and monster are thrown around all the time but to be able to do that is beyond...……...Yes that's exactly why he got sick!!!

  • Raquel

    Right. He ain't going down by himself. Probably why she got her sob story out there now so when it does happen she would already have the sympathy.

  • currvalicious

    Yes. He only targeted Maleah. There was also a 5 yr old brother & his 1 yr old son. The mother didn't seem to have control over her own daughter against that cave demon. I believe he kept her out of school to molest her. Why send the other 2 & keep her out?

  • Brown & Proud

    Omg wtf this ish has me in tears he straight tortured and dismembered that innocent precious girl. There is nothing that could be done to that monster as sufficient payback. The death penalty is too nice thats a quick easy death. He needs to be tortured everyday from sun up to sun down until he dies, the bitch ass mother too! These are straight demons in the flesh. That poor baby girl ugh!! ???

  • Brown & Proud

    Thats too quick and easy he deserves a very slow painful death. Let wild boars maul him then right before they kill him stop them and pour bleach all over him. Then repeat for weeks till he dies

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    It doesn't even matter at this point, I want her head chile!!!!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I believe she played a role in killing her daughter, I really do. How in the world did she not know her daughter was in the apartment when he came back? I think that's a flat out lie too. I'm so glad they found out that he did that to her and he's now being held because of that. I think she needs to be held accountable too.

  • Brown & Proud

    Right? Those other kids may be witnesses to the murder which is a horrific thought!

  • Brown & Proud

    Maybe she never left.. She probably either witnessed the murder or helped. They are both evil to the core and shes just as guilty as him. I'm straight disgusted, angry, and so effing sad all at once.

  • TheWildChild

    That's the same vibe I'm getting from this too ?. Does the video show her leaving for the airport? That 4-street-corner-square head Quanell X will rep anybody dropping him coins? he's not down for the cause. He's an Al Sharpton of the South.

  • Brown & Proud

    They were forced tears, it took her a long time to squeeze the measly couple tears out. I wanted to smack fire out her ass cause it was obviously so fake. As soon as I seen that ish I knew she was guilty right along with him.

  • Yup, I said it

    And split her open like a pig and let maggots and rats eat away her uterus while still alive she will die once the infection sets in. That's some midevil Game of Thrones type ish.

  • Brown & Proud

    Yes a slow painful death. Maggots are so gross they both deserve death by maggots and rotting infectious flesh!!! Dirty rotten evil muh fckas

  • Blaque Mahogany

    Is he (Quanell) representing her? I'm confused because it seems like all the damaging evidence is being release by him. But, I'm not really paying him any attention-- haven't listened to any of his interviews. So I could be wrong.

  • Soon2BWife

    I sware I want to bash his dumb face everytime I scroll past that mug shot!!!

  • Yoni7

    But they said her father passed, I wonder if that's true and if she even attended the funeral.

  • T Willis

    Do we know how or why (or if) he tortured Maleah? Wtf is wrong with people?! Smdh

  • Yoni7

    But that 5-year old can talk. There has been NO mention of him/his whereabouts when all of this was going on. He wasn't with the demon when he was "kidnapped". I read one story that the 1 year old was the only one dropped off at the daycare. Somebody told the biological father that he needed to get his son from them. So where is the 5-year old at?

  • TheWildChild

    I don't even think he's an attorney ? some kinda community activist who makes money from publicity.

  • Elecktra

    Yes, everyone failed her starting with her own family...where are the grandmothers, aunties, uncles, etc. who knew bad things were happening to this little girl? The ole saying “it takes a village” rings so true...and what about father? Once the sorry mother demonstrated that she could not be trusted to ensure the safety of their child, he should have stepped in to remove his daughter from that environment. Makes you wonder how active he was in her life to begin with. These so called “fathers” are more concerned with their own freedoms and alleviating the burden off of themselves over taking on any real responsibility for their kids.

  • GinJen

    I want to know if there is an open child abuse/neglect case that would cause these demons to want to get rid of Maleah (the evidence)? Were they afraid that she would remember what happened the day she received the head injury? Were they afraid of going to prison for beating the child nearly to death so they got rid of her? I need answers!!

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    I believe the mother knew he was sexually abusing her and chose to cover it up.

  • T Willis

    I’ve honestly fought the urge to read or comment on this story until *all* the facts have been confirmed. SR has posted about this story at least 3x and it seems we’re no closer to finding out a motive, how Maleah was k*lled, or her corpse. I just do not feel like being emotionally manipulated right now.

    Prayers to the little girls family smdh

  • Prettybootnikki

    I just read on my neighborhood blog that they found her body behind the high school in my neighborhood.
    I also saw on channel 13 news that the mother was in court today and the protesters where pretty much saying to her that she failed her daughter and asking where was the little girl!!
    This is just so sad. I haven’t seen any other updated news to confirm that they found this little girls body. But that’s what’s going around on the blog from my neighborhood.

  • Applebootay

    The mother and step dad = death by firing squad. The Attorney = disbarred...forgive me I'm angry, hurt and confused as to why its so much evil in this world.

  • Applebootay

    She does not deserve private legal defense........he should recuse himself and..let the state have her....

  • Shaylove1975

    How can the mother say if the little girl was there when she was home she didn't say anything? How can you not know that your child is not in the same house with you? How can you not know where your children are? Was she involved in the murder of her child? She knew he was molesting her child and did nothing. Maybe she was jealous of her daughter. Something isn't right with the mother.

  • Applebootay

    I believe the other children had to see something....they should interview them too

  • GinJen

    Yup, chose to cover it up by plotting, torturing, murdering, and dismembering her! if they thought the child abuse and sex abuse charges were bad..they have NO idea how bad shit is going to get for them now!!!

  • EarListen

    I wonder why her biological dad didn't take her instead of allowing her to go to foster care. That was a clear sign Mom was not up to caring for this wonderful child. I do hope the surviving children will get the counseling and attention they need to move forward and thrive.Once CYS sent her back it was over so I hope they do better job with placement of other children.

  • Yoni7

    I'm sure they won't get too much out of the 1/2 (conflicting ages) year old. But that 5 (6) year old might have some info.........but I haven't heard too much on his whereabouts.

  • imright

    ??? im glad they finally found her so she can be laid to rest. momma & step daddy need the death penalty EXPEDITIOUSLY

  • Shaylove1975

    You're right they do walk among us. I have come in contact with plenty. The group for predators is gathering so you know that they know he is a predator. The mother was saying how he was talking to men before she went out of town and she was going to leave him and he was mad. He could have dropped the little girl off too but he didn't. He knew just what he was doing. He had been molesting her the mother allowed it and he was taking it to another level with her. I know how they operate. My sister was the same age when that happened to her only she didn't die she lived to tell it.

  • SpillyNillie

    The mama need her azz B E A T. PERIOD! I'm so furious...I just can't!!

  • Brown & Proud

    Seriously!! They have left him out of it all since day 1.. Doesnt make any sense.. We need answers!!

  • Brown & Proud

    He dismembered her body and put pieces down the grabage disposal, and you think for a second that it ran thru his crazy mind to grace her with a painless death? Wtf is wrong with you?? ?? He obviously tortured her and has been this whole time hes been in her life. SMdh. . ?

  • Applebum

    These murderers are so dumb. Technology is advanced more than ever and they think they can get away with killing people. I’m trying to wrap my mind around why would the mother be in on it? If he was molesting the daughter, did the mother blamed the child? From what I’ve heard, there are mothers who blame the kid in situations where the mothers boyfriend is molesting their child. I wonder if that’s the case here. That’d be beyond messed up to blame the little girl because he’s a sicko.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    And they deserve ALL OF IT!! That poor baby couldn't find a drop of peace here on earth no where and with no one.

  • T Willis

    ????? No, I see that he dismembered her - I thought that was in reference to her corpse. I meant, did they have evidence that he tortured her prior to this incident. I know they mentioned a fall and injury to her brain smdh but I didn’t know if we had concrete details yet -

  • GinJen

    Not just a house, but a tiny ass apartment!! you would have to intentionally ignore a person ..with eyes closed shut..to not see them in a lil ass apartment...the bitch is lying!!!

  • GinJen

    Saddest part of it all is that children are very forgiving..I'm sure she still loved the both of them and tried to get them to love her back. She probably did things to get attention in an attempt to gain love and attention from them..but they took it as her being bad and punished her instead of love her...SAD

  • currvalicious

    Quanell X isn't a lawyer. He's a community activist.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    This is the truth!!! Like you said, they probably told her how bad she was, so she would think she deserved the abuse. I just cannot with those two demons. The same abuse they bestowed upon that poor baby, should happen to them. She didnt have a fighting chance in a household like that.

  • Applebootay

    All the more reason for him to fade to the background....

  • GinJen

    -Technology is advanced more than ever and they think they can get away with killing people-

    Right!! and a child at that... how did they not know that people would tear the streets up and pull out all the stops looking for this child..and demanding justice..how got damn stupid can you be??

  • NSYDEOUT

    I just don't know what to say. Here, in Georgia, they are slowly taking away women's rights. The state wants so much say over if and at what point a woman should give birth to her child. They care so much until said child has been birthed. After that, the family is own their. Some of these mothers that decide to do this, KNOW that they ain't even worth the womb God gave them so.....they never bring the child into this life. I seriously feel, that in cases like this, The Judge, CPS, The Parents, Prosecutors, etc., whomever let these children go BACK INTO THE HANDS OF THE ABUSERS, must be held accountable and face PRISON TIME! That'll teach them to really take these cases seriously. Hell, I had to get my son in line my son at an office and they came in there looking like I was trying to kill my son or something, GTFOH with the hypocritical BS. I cannot stomach this story any further. I mean, call me mother hen. I would take all the children just to keep from hearing another child being taken away.The system failed this child.

  • currvalicious

    Well thank God for that. B/c he's definitely thrown her ass way under the bus, under the guise of being her spokesman. That just goes to show how dumb Bowens really is. I believe Quanell like all if us want truth, clarity, & justice. And fortunately, he's been able to extract pertinent details from her & people within their sick circle.

  • GinJen

    ??????
    Also..he is no medical professional..he couldn't determine if she was actually dead prior to the dismemberment..he didn't have a vital signs monitor or stethoscope to determine if and when her heart stopped prior to dismembering her. So it is very plausible that he tortured her.

  • currvalicious

    Give it up for the neighbors!!

  • xxxgracious

    I live in ga and I'm upset about the new law. Charlemagne the God made the governor donkey of the day. Who is he to take away women's rights? And he has daughters...

  • HoneyHitchcock

    Is there anything that this man didn’t do to harm this child? He beat her, raped her, killed her, dismembered her. This angel lived a real life horror story. Even in the grainy video, I can see the fear on her face as she runs behind him. Give him a quick death.

  • Coffee1st

    both

  • NSYDEOUT

    He deserves donkey of the year! To even hear that fcuk face talk, I feel like a tree and a noose is right beside him (old south talking voice). Georgia is getting ready to pay a hefty price for this here shyt. Georgia, if u stay outside of the Atlanta limits.......is not as progressive but.......many parts of the nation are like this, too.

  • Shamwow

    I hope his attention seeking azz stop talking to the media. So this doo doo dick sucker don’t use the lets choose another venue plea.

  • Shamwow

    I agree all them weak bitches are probably busy sponsoring DLow predators. It run in the family. These hoes are too busy saving poo diving predators.

  • xxxgracious

    Well ladies you have til January to opt if you want to get an abortion. I'm fairly religious and couldnt fathom getting an abortion but I dont judge anyone who makes that decision. My bestfriend got a girl pregnant senior year. He had a full scholarship to college. He dropped her ass off at the clinic and never looked back. 9 years later he has a six figure job, no kids, and living his best life.

  • Allergic2dumbstuff

    Thanks for explaining the deal with this Quanell fella! I thought I was missing something. It seems like he just jumped out there talking before hearing the facts. I wonder if he's going to step away now knowing the mother's story is not adding up?

  • parisjok

    they were not married. he was just a lousy, skum boyfriend.

  • itsjismemelly

    this makes my stomach hurt, her mother should be locked up too

  • Tbone

    Some so called women that need a man so bad will resort to the scaraficing of their sons and daughters to have a man, especially women her shape and size ( not kicking her back in),but when one feels the need to be loved one will do anything. Why would you leave your child with any man including her father,uncle,son. She endangered her own child . I going to put money on this ,he has probably threatened the mother that he would do something like this ( I hope I'm wrong)her tears were "why did I do it tears" once a man who can molest a child once ,will keep doing it . This is the sickest reality I've ever heard of. I was raised never let ya daughters sit on men's lap no fckn matter who they are ,I hv 2 grown daughters and they could not sit on their father's lap. As for this demented fool ,thank God they hv the death penalty in Texas, never believed in the death penalty, but this sht is worthy. And the mother should be charged with child abandonment
    She knew this scenario would come to pass .

  • Tbone

    Word !

  • Tbone

    That is just what I said "death by firing squad"

  • Tbone

    I cried like a baby ,this hit so hard . Poor Angel ???

  • Tbone

    I think so ,because ya az is going out of town for the worse reason in the world . Could this hv been a set up ? Has anyone proved she went to see her dying dad? Because if someone in the fam is sick or dying you taking the whole family. ? . The entire time the mom said she was" terrified for her daughter " Bish what you terrified for ,right ?she and authorities knew at that point she knew . To what extent idk

  • Tbone

    Yes..

  • Tbone

    I can't even allow my mind to go there . How ,why , were they on drugs ? How can one do this ? This has got to be the worst in my life and time .

  • PJ JOHNSON

    THE MOTHER SHOULD GO TO JAIL.

  • African Banker

    Mother was definitely involved . I believe the little girl was dead even before she left for her "trip". The mother was apparently still inside at the time the "stepdad" is caught on camera going inside the apartment with Maleah. I believe they both killed her, or he did with her present - possibly accidentally while physically abusing her. They colluded and concocted the abduction story. She was the person in the Altima who dropped him and their son of at he hospital. When the abduction story fell apart she turned on him to cover up her role. The whole " fight " and " break up " story is lame. Why would you leave your kid with a man you just dumped acrimoniously? And why would he even agree to it ? Then call to give you updates AND pick you up from the airport?? Ridiculous and implausible.

  • African Banker

    Biological dad clearly has his own issues. Too distraught to attend a hearing about his daughter my a***. Such a great dad, his daughter was left with a scummy 26 year old allegedly recently dumped "fiance" who had abused her in the past and not with him. All round parenting and adulting failure.

  • African Banker

    I believe mom and "stepdad" accidentally killed Maleah while physically assaulting her. They planned the cover up together. I believe she was the person who dropped him of at the hospital in their Altima. When the cover story started to fall apart she turned on him.

  • ambrosia ausman

    What you said here sounds to me like the most logical situation in this case. Makes so much more sense then anything I've heard yet. It's so very sad and frightening to imagine that any mother in their right mind would so easily leave their little girl with a man that knowingly abused their child, especially when the mother could have very easily took her children with her or left them with their grandmother. That mother was definitely involved with the death of her precious little girl. Breaks my heart ?