There’s a growing trend in Baltimore murders where you have mom hard at work making the money while her boyfriend sits at home babysitting. The boyfriend is usually not the biological father of her children, he doesn’t have a job and he basically lives off of her. When his carefree lifestyle is threatened by mom coming to her senses and putting him out, he pays her back by killing her kid. These monsters disguised as men are always the babysitter, always lazy and always unemployed. And other than pedophiles, these murderers are the lowest on the totem pole of respect. Take a look at the cases of Tavon J. Wilson, Timothy Darnell Height, DeAndre Anthony Jones and David Arthur Malloy.
TAVON J. WILSON
Mom’s live in boyfriend 20 year old Tavon J. Wilson of the 3600 block of Bowers Avenue in northwest Baltimore was babysitting 13 month old Dajah McKoy on February 24 2004 while her mom was at work when he called her saying her daughter was coughing up blood and having a hard time breathing. She ordered him to bring her child to her job. He did and when she saw what condition she was in she demanded he take her to the nearest hospital. He drove Dajah to Northwest Hospital Center where doctors found injuries to her head, neck and temple. In critical condition, she was rushed to John Hopkins Hospital where she died three days later. Doctors determined she had been beaten with a blunt object or slammed into a hard surface and the swelling in her brain along with the blood in her eyes were symptoms of shaken baby syndrome. Just before his trial was to start he pleaded guilty to second degree murder and got a 16 year prison sentence.
DEANDRE ANTHONY JONES
Mom was at work working hard for the money no doubt when she got a call from 17 year old DeAndre Anthony Jones of Pasada on May 13 2003 telling her 3 year old Jaysia Lana Lavre had fallen in the bathtub and was sick. Her mom couldn’t leave work and told him to call 911. When medics arrived her condition was so serious that she was flown to John Hopkins Hospital admitted with hemorrhaging and swelling in her brain and eyes. She died three days later and DeAndre was arrested charged as an adult with her murder after cops searched the apartment and found three dents in a wall – one that had strands of her hair in it. He eventually told them he wanted to play video games and Jaysia was disturbing him, causing him to go off. He got a 20 year prison sentence.
DAVID ARTHUR MALLOY
Eighteen month old Sara Ann Concannon’s mom had put her live in boyfriend out of her house just one week before he came back to do some babysitting for her while she went to work. 20 year old David Arthur Malloy from Pasadena was babysitting the toddler on February 18 2002 when her mom got a call from him at work telling her Sara was hurt from a fall. Unable to leave work, she told him that Sara’s father was due to pick her up for a visit and since she couldn’t leave her job, her father would handle it. When her father showed up to get his daughter and saw her sprawled out on the couch fighting for her life with her eyes rolling in the back of her head, he immediately called 911. Sara was rushed to John Hopkins Hospital where doctors found injuries to her chest and at least two skull fractures. They determined her injuries were consistent with shaken baby syndrome. The child was shaken so violently that her skull was broken, sending blood in her spinal cord. Investigators discovered that David made 8 calls in 9 minutes but not one of them was to 911 looking for help for Sara. When arrested, he gave several different stories of what happened before finally confessing to beating and shaking the child because she had taken bread from a drawer in the kitchen and made a mess with it. Convicted of child abuse resulting in death he got a 20 year prison sentence.
TIMOTHY DARNELL HEIGHT
On June 15 2010 17 year old Timothy Darnell Height from Annapolis was at his girlfriend’s house babysitting her three kids at a house in the 1900 block of Copeland Street while she worked the 5-10pm shift at her job. When she checked on her daughter early the next morning, she found 2 year old Amoir Faith Turner bruised and lifeless in her bed. She screamed for Timothy to leave her house before she called the cops and he rushed out the house, catching a ride to his sister’s house where he was eventually found and arrested. Pronounced dead at the scene, an autopsy listed Amoir’s injuries as multiple blunt force trauma, a fractured skull, a broken leg and possible sexual assault. Her mom changed her story repeatedly giving the cops a fake name and number for Timothy and she denied being in a relationship with him before coming clean and admitting that he was the last person who saw her daughter alive. When questioned he changed his story too before telling them that he reacted violently after she bit him. He said he pushed his palm into her face then picked her up by her shoulders and let go, dropping her to the floor. He told them she accidentally fell down a flight of stairs but gave him a thumbs up and said she was ok. Yeah. Unbelievable. Charged as an adult with her murder, he entered an Alford plea to second degree murder that allowed him to maintain his innocence but acknowledged that prosecutors had enough evidence to convict him – basically the same as a guilty plea to me. He got a 30 year prison sentence with half suspended.
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