Wednesday, November 17, 2010

Dad murdered mom, baby to avoid child support; baby burned alive (Lawrence, Indiana)

Seems dad JOSHWA CARLISLE basically didn't want to be inconvenienced by child support or anything like that, so he murdered his ex-girlfriend and their 9-month-old daughter. The evidence suggests that this sick f*** sprayed accelerant on this baby and burned her alive.

Hat tip to N.

Cops: dad set fire that killed baby, burned ex-girlfriend's body
Updated: Tuesday, 16 Nov 2010, 11:42 PM EST
Published : Monday, 15 Nov 2010, 11:12 PM EST

LAWRENCE, Ind. (WISH) - The Lawrence Police Department arrested a man Monday in connection with the deaths of a mother and her 9-month-old child in a Sept. 19 apartment fire . The man was the mother’s ex-boyfriend and the child’s father.

Lawrence Police arrested 22-year-old Joshwa Carlisle, after a warrant was filed in Marion Superior Court. He’s facing two counts of murder and one count of arson, a Class B felony. Police say Carlisle has no criminal history.

Tracie Shannon, 25, and her baby, Juliana, died in a fire in the 5000 block of Old Colony Road at Hunt Club Apartments.

Tracie's father spoke to 24-Hour News 8 about the deaths.

According to the probable cause affidavit for Carlisle’s arrest, the Marion County Coroner’s office ruled Tracie’s cause of death as smothering or obstruction of the flow of oxygen. The examination also showed that she and the area around her were set on fire. Juliana died from smoke inhalation. She and the area around her were also set on fire.

The affidavit describes Juliana’s autopsy saying “The infant was found to have burns over most of her chest and face with zig zag patterns that appeared to be from an accelerant sprayed on the infant, along with soot present on her tongue and in her lungs indicating she was burned while alive and died from the smoke inhalation.”

Neighbors told investigators they first heard the child screaming and then noticed smoke coming from the apartment on the tragic day.

The probable cause affidavit details Carlisle’s affair with Tracie and that he had recently learned he was Juliana’s father.

Police used cell phone records to place Carlisle at the scene.