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The suspect in the death of 4-year-old Texas girl Maleah Davis faces new charges in the case. Vence, who was indicted by a grand jury last month, faces a child/serious bodily injury charge. He has not been charged with murder despite the overwhelming evidence against him.

After a review of all of the evidence, including the autopsy results, prosecutors charged Vence with intentionally and knowingly causing seriously bodily injury to a child younger than 15 years of age, ABC 13 reports.

The Harris County District Attorney's Office filed the new charges on Monday. Vence was originally charged with tampering with a corpse after evidence was found in the apartment he once shared with Maleah's family.

Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens, said the new charge was not enough.

"It's not fair to Maleah. At this point I want to know what happened to my daughter," she said on Monday. "The fact that he went through a great extent to cover himself is unbelievable. It's not enough. These charges aren't enough. But I have faith justice will prevail. Maleah we love you forever."

Maleah's remains were found discarded in a ditch along a highway in Arkansas on May 31. A medical examiner ruled her death was the result of "homicidal violence", but no one has been charged with her murder.

The Arkansas State Highway Commission voted to rename a bridge near where Maleah's remains were found in honor of the little girl.

According to ABC 13, the Red Lake Road overpass on I-30 will be renamed the 'Maleah Davis Memorial Bridge.'

  • Ghetto Real Name

    At this point I want to know what happened to my daughter
    You fukkin whore. YOUR ass happened to Maleah. You helped

  • datjerk

    I felt this comment in my soul

  • sunni_daze

    She knows exactly what happened to her daughter.

  • Renee26

    BB is full of ish... Charge her too. That's justice

  • Renee26

    Ok!! She's removing herself from the situation even though she was in the apt at the time that baby was murdered. ?

  • SugarFoot a.k.a Ty

    "It's not fair to Maleah. At this point I want to know what happened to my daughter,"
    I'm trying to stay positive today! Let me get outta here

  • KarmaBackAround

    Brittany is a loser ass wench who will in fact Catch these hands if i were to ever see her! I cant for the life of me understand why hes not charged with murder UNLESS they tryin to charge her ass to! This baby is always on my mind i hope she gets justice!

  • KarmaBackAround

    Yes cause i cant stand this wench n her manipulation

  • currvalicious

    Finally, I've been waiting to hear something about this case. There's a long way to go. Someone has to be charged. I believe they're getting there. They just want to make sure when the murder indictment is handed down, it will stick. Justice for Maleah.

  • Guest

    Got nothing for this today. Too much. Justice for Maleah.

  • Bree

    I don't know what to think anymore in this situation. Because I'm Maleah and I know what torment is like. God will have the final say in all of this! I love Maleah as if she were my own daughter. Although God has not blessed me to be a mother yet. I would not choose a man over my kid.

    I honestly can care less what happens to Brittany Bowens or Vence. Vengeance is God's

  • Marlika

    Why are they dragging their feet with this case? And was is her c*nt mother still talking and not locked up???

  • xxxgracious

    Why is Brittany dingy ass still free? STFU

  • Blak

    What would b fair to Maleah is if her co murderer, who is her mother, is charged and buried under a jail toilet

  • Tinytoon

    No other comment is needed until she can answer that question.

  • Bushbabe

    The death penalty has been brought back and this is a case when it should be used.

  • pynkrose407

    Brittany should be charged as well and to the fullest

  • CardiB’sAbs

    There is enough blame to go around for the abuse and death if this child-from that beluga whale built breeding whore, pathetic loser boyfriend, incompetent judge, deadbeat biological father...le sigh

  • SpiceGirl

    That poor baby. Continue to rest in peace. Also------>"The Arkansas State Highway Commission voted to rename a bridge near where Maleah's remains were found in honor of the little girl." <-----That's what's up!!

  • Lady_Elle

    In total agreement with your comment!

  • Kimocha

    I am sooo pissed that they STILL haven't charged Brittany's ass with anything!... Like WTF?!?!

  • Kimberly King

    Props to Arkansas for honoring this beautiful angel.

    As far as her dog ass mammy, bitch you know what happened to her. Primarily because you were in on it ! Y'all murdered this baby! I want them dead.

  • CookieMobster

    Her no count punk b!tch mother should not ever be allowed to even speak her name. What a POS.
    Her - "only God can judge me"
    God - "You are going to HELL" ?

  • teather

    DAMN IT!! Every time I read about this story and see her beautiful eyes, my heart breaks all over again. Thank God she is now safe with God. Remember most ppl cannot touch the majority of your "spirit" although they may harm your body. Most, 99% of you is untouchable. This guy will rot and his future is unsure. I'll leave it there.

  • WutizstillHERE!

    They are waiting on dude to finally say that the mother was involved...because she was...

  • Banka

    Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens, said the new charge was not enough.......... UH since when did she become innocent enuff to point the finger .??

  • Banka

    Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens, said the new charge was not enough.......... UH since when did she become innocent enuff to point the finger .??

  • Chocolate

    I was so upset over this, I have no emotions nor tears left.
    But I’m no longer certain the mom knew, bc Im realizing in general, there are a lot of mentally retarded people out here that we try to judge their reactions and responses based off normal intelligence that they don’t possess.
    On a lighter, simpler note- I hired a guy that I just knew was lying and kept telling on himself. But after investigating, he wasn’t lying- his dumb ass just doesn’t know his past, present and future tenses ?????

  • Raquel

    Damn. All these senseless murders of innocent people and here we have someone who really deserves to die, yet he's still alive and breathing.

    And yes, I said he deserves to die. No debate about it.

  • Justamom

    The better question is why yo azz ain’t in jail? It may take years but your azz will be arrested & convicted too.

  • Li-Wright

    These men are getting super smart about discarding bodies. There was a young Chinese student in Illinois who was killed by a man. The killer admitted that he buried the body in a landfill....this is a year ago. How are they supposed to find her body or evidence of death? This man was slick with Maleah. He put the body somewhere that no one will find.

  • Trace da Ace

    I canna on this....pass

  • Abigail Thornton

    He is in jail. He was not able to make his bail.

  • Logan Roberts

    May Maleah's mammy & him burn in hell.

  • Y’all Jealous Cuz I’m Prudy

    This just drains me emotionally everytime. Smh.

  • GrapeCrush

    Why is this b**** talking?? She’s not innocent! Her azz will pay!


    “Maleah's mother, Brittany Bowens, said the new charge was not enough.”
    Yeah you’re right about that h0 because there should be a plethora of charges against >>>>YOU<<<<

  • free

    he dumped her on the side of the road in another state, it's just that nobody cared to open the black garbage bag. it was pure luck on his part.

  • Li-Wright

    Yep, but the PD can't put HIM at the highway spot, they can't get his fingerprints off the garbage bag....they can't put him AT THE SPOT AT THE TIME. That's why I said the killers are getting smarter. If you don't have cameras or eyewitnesses, these men at putting bodies in landfills (chop chop), in garbage bags (chop chop), burning bodies. It's gruesome. WHERE DO THEY GET THE IDEAS?

  • Li-Wright

    They can't directly charge him with her murder, that's the problem. They need cameras or witnesses that put him at the highway and the garbage bag with her body. They will try to keep him in jail as long as they can or until he confesses. Maybe his conscious will catchup.

  • free

    that's true. they have all kinds of documentaries and knowledge out there on TV and the net. i was watching a documentary about how faulty DNA, blood spatter, and video evidence is. like, literally, what you THINK you see on video may not be what you saw.

  • Justamom

    I was talking about the Mammy.

  • Justamom

    I just want to see them spend the rest of their lives in jail. He doesn’t have a conscience I know thugs (got some in my family) that wouldn’t kill a little girl. They gone get that conviction it might take a long time. Lock everybody up aunties, grannies, cousins, girlfriends, whoever turned a blind eye.

  • Rita Lucious

    The lying ass sleaze of a mother needs to be charged with murder too Maleah's ENTIRE family failed her, nobody protected that Beautiful little girl, her body may be gone but her Beautiful spirit lives on and is now happy, and that whole family will be dealt with!

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