Woman Allegedly Made Her Daughter, 4, Stand in a Room for 3 Days as Punishment before She Died
Malikah Bennett has been charged with murder and child abuse after she made her 4-year-old daughter stand in a room for three days, which resulted in the child's death.
A mother identified as Malikah Bennett has been arrested after she made her 4-year-old daughter, Majelic Young, stand in the laundry room as punishment for three days and this eventually led to her death.
In a report penned down by WSOC TV, a social worker called the attention of the police to Bennett's home in Branden Drive after she had not seen the little girl for a long time.
After obtaining a search warrant, officers revealed that on arrival at the location, Young's remains were found buried in the backyard. The report noted that the child died last year but her remains were not discovered until May 2021.
In an interview with the police, the deceased's elder sister gave an explicit description of Young's last day. The 13-year-old told detectives that in August last year, her sister was forced to stand in the laundry room without being allowed to sit or leave.
New details about the murder of a 4-year-old daughter have emerged.https://t.co/euCr7RmWTO— Complex (@Complex) June 16, 2021
According to the teenager, Young stood in the room for three days which made her so weak she fell out of the back door. In the process, the little girl hit her head on the ground and died that day.
Young's sister further noted that her mother washed up the dead body and put it in two plastic bags before placing it in the trunk of her SUV. The lifeless body remained in the car for five days.
Mother accused of murder forced 4-year-old daughter to stand for days before her death: search warrants https://t.co/pNqILNJnB6— fox8news (@fox8news) June 17, 2021
The 13-year-old finally revealed that her mother dug up a hole and asked her to help bury the body. After nine months, the detectives found the shovel and Young's remains.
A family friend, Lucille Puckett, described what the little girl went through as torture. She also said people needed to hear what happened to Young as many children could have been facing the same ordeal.
'Deeply disturbing': NC mother charged with murder of 4-year-old daughter https://t.co/wDVlJNECcs— News 19 WLTX (@WLTX) May 25, 2021
He admitted that a majority of the people who worked the case were parents. According to Crum, it was very difficult to understand how a mother could carry out such an act on her child.
Mother arrested and charged with murder in death of 4-year-old daughter https://t.co/IwAIsnOeF9— KABB FOX 29 (@KABBFOX29) May 23, 2021
Surprising information obtained from the warrants uncovered that the mother-of-two had told another person about her daughter's death before she was arrested.
Bennett has been charged with child abuse and murder in connection with her daughter's death. Young's grandmother, Tammy Taylor Moffett, will also face charges of concealing a death and accessory to murder, in connection with the tot's demise.
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