Sunday, November 30, 2014

Conviction stands for dad in murder of missing 2-year-old daughter (Detroit, Michigan)

D'ANDRE LANE is on the Michigan Killer Dads and Custody list. This little girl's murder took place during Daddy's visitation time.

According to earlier media accounts, Dad previously served  two years in prison on gun and drug charges. In addition, his ex-wife had previously filed a protection order, claiming Dad had threatened their 2-year-old son. Dad was then held by police for violating the personal protection order, but Judge Cheryl Matthews released him after ordering him to take (useless) anger management classes.

Despite all this, LANE was granted (and continued to retain) his custody/visitation rights.

Conviction Stands For Dad In Murder Of Missing 2-Year-Old Bianca Jones

November 17, 2014 6:18 PM

DETROIT (WWJ/AP) – The Michigan appeals court has affirmed the murder conviction of a Detroit man whose 2-year-old daughter has not been found.

The court says there was “sufficient circumstantial evidence” to support D’Andre Lane’s convictions. He was charged with first-degree child abuse and murder committed during another felony.

In a 3-0 decision last week, the appeals court rejected challenges to evidence introduced at trial.

Lane claimed little Bianca Jones was abducted during a carjacking in December of 2011, a tragic story that led police and volunteers to scour Detroit’s most depressed neighborhoods during the Christmas season. But Wayne County Assistant Prosecutor Carin Goldfarb said an investigation revealed the carjacking never happened, and that Lane concocted the elaborate story to cover up his child’s murder.

Throughout the trial, prosecutors painted Lane as an abusive father was obsessed with potty training his children. Prosecutors alleged Lane beat Bianca to death with a stick after wet herself, covered her body with a blanket and put her in her car seat. They said he then drove Bianca’s siblings to school before dumping her body.

Police said a cadaver dog detected evidence in a closet at Lane’s home.

Lane is serving a no-parole sentence.