'She didn't love Quinton': Babysitter Diana McCarta reveals slain toddler was NOT Leilani's favorite child
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SAVANNAH, GEORGIA: In a shocking revelation, Diana McCarta, the babysitter of slain infant Quinton Simon, has opened up about the toddler's "loveless" relationship with his mother. When Quinton vanished from his Chatham County home in Georgia on October 5, he was just 20 months old. Authorities had to wait over two months to explain what transpired to Quinton following his disappearance.
The toddler's remains were discovered in a dump on November 18 and the authorities confirmed his death on November 28. Leilani Simon, Quinton's mother, is suspected of being responsible for his death. Three days after police confirmed the discovery of remains, she was taken into custody and charged with murder, covering up another person's death, false reporting and making false statements involving her son.
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In light of the discovery of Quinton's remains, McCarta, the boy's babysitter, spoke up to WSAV regarding Leilani's relationship with Quinton, saying, "It was loveless." 'To the other kids, she showed love, she showed concern but to Quinton it wasn't concern and love,' the babysitter said. She added that Leilani "had stated that Zayn was her favorite."
Earlier, Cody Wharton, Leilani's ex-boyfriend and co-parent of their child Zayne, told The US Sun that he noticed bruises on Zayne's face after Leilani tried to overdose while she was depressed last spring. "Zayne needs to be with me," Wharton remarked during Quinton's search. "I want to make sure he's safe. I'm not sleeping. I'm at a point where he needs to be with me. Even now, I'm questioning everything. Is he hurt? What is he doing? I don't want to get a call saying your son is hurt and going to the hospital."
After Leilani's arrest, McCarta told WTOC that she couldn't help but think back to the morning when Leilani texted her to let her know she wouldn't have to watch Quinton on the day he vanished. "You wonder what he had to endure from the time that he left my house, to the morning when I got the text, the babysitter stated. "I can’t even imagine and I don’t want to think about it because it drives me crazy."
McCarta added, "I just don’t know how any mother could hurt their child. I don’t know what could be going through their head for them to hurt their child. I am happy that justice is going to be served, because Quinton needs that."