Friday, June 10, 2011

5-year-old Girl Drowns Crying Toddler

In one of the most shocking stories we've heard in a while, a 5-year-old girl is facing possible murder charges for drowning Jermane Johnson Jr., her 18-month-old cousin who was crying too much. According to police, a 16-year-old relative who was supposed to be babysitting suffers from a mental disorder. She was sleeping when the drowning happened at around midnight. An adult left the teenager in charge of several young children, including Jermane, so they could pick up the boys father at a bus stop. The father had come into town from St. Louis to retrieve the boy and take him home. Investigators learned through interviews that a 5-year-old girl in the house got irritated with Jermaine. "She said she got angry because he would not stop crying and she held him under the water in a bathtub until he stopped crying," police said. The tub had not been emptied after the youngsters took a bath earlier in the evening.

Here's Jermaine with his father, Jermaine Sr.

Update: Jermaine's mother, Nicole Curry (she's also the 5-year-old girl's sister) says it was an "accident". She says the night Jermaine died, seven other children were in the home, not including the mentally handicapped 16-year-old -- who, by the way, has a baby of her own. *side-eye* Anywho, Nicole has spun a tale in an attempt to keep her sister and mother out of jail and her siblings out of foster care.

Share this post
  • Share to Facebook
  • Share to Twitter
  • Share to Google+
  • Share to Stumble Upon
  • Share to Evernote
  • Share to Blogger
  • Share to Email
  • Share to Yahoo Messenger
  • More...


Post a Comment