Tyrone N. Butts
Mother charged with killing her 5 year old son
(Jackson County, MS) March 2 - A Gulf Coast mother is charged with capital murder for allegedly killing her 5-year old boy. Police spent hours searching Tuesday near the boy's home in Escatawpa off Highway 613.
The body of Kenderick Broadhead was recovered Tuesday night in a rural area of Harrison County near Pass Christian.
Deputies with the Jackson County Sheriff's department will be outside the house where the five year old lived with his mother and older sister until Wednesday morning.
Neighbors in the quiet residential nei
ghborhood are stunned. "I've lived here all my life and never seen anything like this. I've seen police cars, this and that but nothing like what's going on behind us here." said Brent Knowles.
The boy was reported missing early Tuesday morning. Neighbors were notified by a computerized call. Cheryl Thomas described the call, "Alerting it was a 5 year old black little boy missing. They was gonna be in the area looking with helicopters and stuff with dogs and search the area."
The search was called off hours later. Investigators suspected foul play and began a criminal investigation.
Knowles said, "There's no way a 5 year old child did anything to deserve getting beat much less getting killed and dumped in a dirt pit somewhere in another county. That's just bad."
Jackson County Sheriff Mike Byrd said the boy's 27 year old mother, Towander Broadhead, is charged with his murder. Her 43 year old boyfriend, Willie Thomas, is charged with accessory to murder.
t's horrible, words can't describe how it makes you feel that those people live beside you and you don't know it." said Evelyn Knowles.
The owner of the house said the family was renting the house and moved in less than two months ago. Investigators said Willie Thomas led police to the boy's body.
The medical examiner's report is expected to be complete sometime Wednesday.
I can'ts decide what to say so I'll be let y'all picks from deese heah choices.
a.) Three for the price of one.
b.) Typical Negro fambly values.
c.) You n-ggers make me sick.
d.) Getting killed and dumped in a dirt hole in another county really sucks.
e.) The ever popular, "Dare go da welfare check."