Notice again dad D'ANDRE LANE was another one of those dudes with visitation, the kind who got "frustrated" with the normal demands of pottytraining a toddler.
Bianca Jones' father arraigned on felony murder, child abuse
1:44 PM, March 15, 2012
By Gina Damron
Detroit Free Press Staff Writer
The father of a missing 2-year-old girl was arraigned today in Detroit's 36th District Court on charges of child abuse and murder.
D’Andre Lane was arraigned in Detroit’s 36th District Court on charges of first-degree felony murder, first degree child abuse and being a habitual fourth offender in connection with the disappearance of his daughter, Bianca Jones, in December. If convicted on the murder charge, Lane faces life in prison without parole.
Lane’s bond was set at $3 million cash or surety and he is due back in court April 17.
Bianca went missing Dec. 2. Lane, 32, told police he was carjacked by two men at gunpoint. When police found his car a short time later, Bianca was gone.
She is presumed dead by authorities, but her body has not been found.
Lane has denied involvement in his daughter’s disappearance, but police have questioned his account.
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy said Wednesday that authorities believe Bianca was abused before her disappearance.
A source familiar with the investigation previously told the Free Press that Lane’s roommate told police on the night before Bianca disappeared; she wet the bed and was reprimanded by her father, who the roommate said was strict about potty training.
Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb indicated today that Lane implicated himself in statements regarding the child abuse. Lane’s attorney, Terry Johnson, said there has never been a child abuse report against his client.
Goldfarb said “there is considerable, compelling evidence” pointing to Lane’s involvement in his daughter’s death.