Mother and boyfriend beat 2-year-old daughter to death with belt and dump body in bayou
Hazana Anderson was allegedly hit with a belt several times on October 19 by her 21-year-old mother Tiaundra Criston, and her mother's 32-year-old boyfriend Kenny Hewett
Recent court documents have revealed disturbing details of how a two-year-old girl from Texas was allegedly sexually assaulted before she was brutally beaten to death. Hazana Anderson from College Station, Texas, was allegedly hit with a belt several times on October 19 by her 21-year-old mother Tiaundra Criston and her mother's 32-year-old boyfriend Kenny Hewett. After the couple saw that the toddler was unconscious, they tried to put her battered body in a cold bath to revive her.
The Daily Mail reported that they soon realized that the child was dead. Christon then drove around town with her dead toddler's body in her car for three whole days before the couple finally dumped the corpse into the bayou. They then reported her as missing.
Christon told the Department of Public Safety in a statement that the couple and the toddler had been staying at the Downtowner Inns and Suites Hotel from October 17 to October 20 in Houston. According to the case affidavit, Hewett had taken the toddler to get food on October 19 and when the two of them came back about 30 minutes later, Hazana began to cry. This is the moment when Hewett started beating the child with a belt.
It was also alleged that he ordered Christon to beat her daughter as well with the belt. The affidavit stated that when the mother "wasn't hitting hard enough", Hewett started his violent assault on the child again. Christon then said that her daughter started going in and out of consciousness, so she and Hewett put Hazana into the bathtub to try and revive the toddler. Christon allegedly noticed only at the time when she was taking the clothes off her daughter that she had been sexually assaulted.
It was at this point that the couple allegedly realized that the toddler was dead and cold to the touch so, in a last ditch effort to revive her and raise her body temperature, they used a hairdryer. Unfortunately, the plan failed and the hair dryer only ended up burning the child's body. Christon allegedly told authorities that she wrapped her child's body in a plastic bag and kept it under the floorboard of her back passenger seat in her car for three days.
She and Hewett then took the body to the bayou on October 23 and tossed it into the body of water after tying a heavy rock to it. According to the affidavit, the authorities discovered the body on October 31 close to Moses Bayou and State Highway 146 in Galveston County.
On October 28, it was revealed, Christon contacted the authorities and told them that she saw her daughter last at 8 am in Gabbard Park, College Station. She told them that she had gone back to her vehicle to get a bottle for her daughter and found that Hazana was missing when she went back to the spot where she left her.
After the police discovered the toddler's clothes in a dumpster the same morning that she went missing, they arrested Christon and charged her with tampering with a corpse, child endangerment, and giving a false report to police. The mother is in Brazos County Jail at the moment with a bail set at $750,000. Hewett was arrested on October 31 and charged with tampering with a corpse. He is being held in Galveston County Jail with his bail set at $500,000.