Ohio mom charged with murder in toddler's death

Police charged a 20-year-old woman with aggravated murder on Wednesday in the death of a 3-year-old son whose body had been bagged and thrown in the trash.
Associated Press
Nov 28, 2012

Deputy Police Chief Edward Tomba said additional charges were likely when a Cuyahoga County grand jury takes up the case against Camilia Terry, 20, in the death of her middle son, Emilliano.

Tomba said investigators were reviewing the woman's online song and comment postings, which could provide clues to a possible motive. The online postings reflect a life of sexual and physical abuse, loneliness and a dream that someone she knew was going to die.

County Medical Examiner Thomas Gilson joined Tomba at a news conference and said the cause of death hadn't been determined yet.

In addition, Gilson said his office was awaiting a DNA sample from the mother to make a positive identification of the partially decomposed body.

Camilia Terry had reported the child missing from a park Sunday. She came under suspicion Monday when her version changed on how the boy disappeared.

Police have searched Terry's apartment looking for clues as to where the child was killed but it wasn't clear if the boy was killed there, Tomba said. "There's no glaring indication that this is where this alleged crime took place," he said.

Nothing has turned up in the investigation indicating anyone else was involved in killing the boy, the deputy chief said.

Detectives have been questioning the woman's family and neighbors to determine when the boy was last seen and help set a time of death. Tomba said that, at this point, detectives think he was last seen by someone outside his apartment on Thanksgiving Eve.

Terry is expected to be arraigned Thursday. Prosecutors will then present the case to a grand jury.

The suspect's two other sons, one 5 years old and the other 5 months old, are in county custody.

The dead boy is the third generation of his family involved in county social services, Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services spokeswoman Mary Louise Madigan said.

The family history with the agency extends back to 2000, and a neglect complaint against Terry's mother, the dead boy's grandmother. Over the years there were more neglect complaints, some unsubstantiated, and later similar neglect complaints against Terry over the handling of her children, Madigan said.

 

Comments

starryeyes83

Personally, I think the " mental" issue card is overplayed, after all, what about the the 4 kids in Sandusky and the Norwalk baby with the 9 fractures?

If it was up to me I would give all these lowlifes a ride in

Good OL' SPARKY!!

deertracker

I disagree! While mental issues are not necessarily a defense, people do have mental issues that may or may not have anything to do with their behavior. Your "lowlife" comment is a bit judgemental unless you have knowledge the rest of us do not.

starryeyes83

NO it's the truth, if they have "mental issues" why are they having kids? She's had 3 kids in five years, at the age of 20...Who do you think is paying for it? NOT her.

DEER DAVE, (tracker) She killed her kid that makes her a lowlife ,just like the druggie momma and boyfriend with baby Owen. Contrary to what you think I don't care about da color

"nuff said

SandTownBry

Whats up with all the BS..OMG i had such a bad childhood my parents didnt raise me right So i think ill murder my CHILD!! REALLY???????? I dont care if u where beat almost to death as a child thats no Excuess from killing anyone expically ur own Kid if she was so mistreated as a child herself then anyone with common since wouldnt put there child through what they went through they would want to better there lifes an make the childs life even better basically give the child everything u couldnt have or didnt have growing.Theres no Excuse n the world to do what she did to her own child she needs to put down like the DOGG she is.

queenjhb

She is a really poor excuse for a woman , coming from neglect herself, should have made her think twice, how in todays easy access to birth control, could she keep having babies w/ out thinking about the welfare of her children. you dont deserve children, they are a beautiful gift to you and hard work, not a prop to get government assistance. Stop this madness , be accountable to society and most of all your children. They are not garbage, to be disposed of when ever your tired of them.

BIGMOE

That poor little boy probably wanted some attention while she was singing on her face book page......

queenjhb

bigmoe, dont you know, face book is way more important than her kids, hey couldnt the money for her laptop & phone be of better use for her kids?I hope she dreams of her dead son begging her night after night for his life back. I know cruel, but this is just too much for anyone to absorb.

luvblues2

If she was any kind of a mom, queen, she will feel ALL of that pain that you wished on her plus more. It won't bring that boy back to life, though.

miktoxic

oooooff!

the picture of that ape says enough.

educate and filtrate.

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