Majelic Young: Mother made 4-year-old daughter stand for 3 days till she died

Majelic Young died in 2020, but her remains were reportedly found in May 2021 and now her mother Malikah Bennett has been charged

                            Majelic Young: Mother made 4-year-old daughter stand for 3 days till she died
Malikah Bennett allegedly killed her four-year-old daughter (Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA: A mother who allegedly killed her four-year-old daughter gave her the punishment of standing in the laundry room for three days straight, new warrants revealed. As per reports, Majelic Young was murdered in 2020 when she was just four. However, her remains were found in May 2021 after a social worker called police to a house on Braden Drive. Cops then searched the backyard of the home where they found the body.

The warrant stated that Young’s elder sister has alleged that their 31-year-old mother Malikah Bennett severely abused the child before she died. The 13-year-old whose name has not been released told authorities in August 2020 that Bennett forced Young to stand in the laundry room as punishment. The victim was not allegedly allowed to sit down or leave, which resulted in breathing issues for her and she also had a bowel movement in her pants. The alleged extreme punishment left Young so weak that she fell, hitting her head on the ground. Her sister said that day only, the victim died.


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According to the warrant, Young’s sister said that following her fall to the ground, their mother washed her body, put it in two black plastic bags, and then kept it in the trunk of her SUV for about five days. Eventually, Bennett allegedly dug a hole in the backyard and forced her daughter to help her in burying Young’s remains into it. She also put dirt over the body to cover it up.

Nine months later, in May 2021, when the backyard was searched, along with the child’s body, a shovel was also found. Lucille Puckett, a family friend, who called the victim “Jelly” said: “And to actually see the search warrant, it hurt me. I don’t just see this only happening to Jelly. We don’t know how many children are lost in the system or could’ve been facing the same situation.”

Meanwhile, it has been reported that Bennett has been charged with first-degree murder, felony child abuse, inflicting physical injury, and felony concealing a death. The accused’s mother Tammy Taylor Moffett, 53, has also been pressed with concealing a death and accessory after the fact of murder charges.

Tammy Moffett (Source: Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department)

In another incident that happened in Germany, a two-year-old child was sexually assaulted by his stepfather, who also beat him “whenever” he felt like it, which ultimately resulted in his tragic death. The man identified as Dennis K confessed to the crime and said that he punched his stepson — whose name has been revealed to be Tim — like a “punchbag” to relieve stress while the little one’s mother did not do anything to stop the abuse that lasted for around a month. Tim died on July 10, 2020, and was later found with a fractured skull, crushed internal organs and smashed ribs. An autopsy conducted on the body also stated that the child’s system had a very high concentration of crystal meth.

Upon investigation, more than 30 videos of sexual abuse and torture were found on Dennis’ phone. Also, it has been reported that the night the child died, the accused had raped him before giving him crystal meth and then punched him. “...he is said to have beaten and kicked the child until he could no longer detect any signs of life. After that he is said to have put the child in the cot and left the room,” his indictment statement claimed.

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