Two toddlers were discovered dead inside their Atlanta home last week, and their Father claims he only found out what had occurred after the boys’ mother made a video call to him and showed him images of the bodies laying on the floor.
It was just like a genuine horror film, Jameel Penn remarked, “It was Friday the 13th. “I knew what was happening when I saw my kid, how I saw my baby,” the parent said.
Two counts of murder have been brought against Lamora Williams, 24, in connection with the deaths of Ja’Karter Penn, 1, and Ke’Yaunte Penn, 2, on Friday night.
In connection with the deaths of her two sons, Lamora Williams, 24, was charged with two counts of murder.
Devastated father Jameel Penn (shown left with two of his sons) claims that on Friday, his ex-girlfriend Lamora Williams (pictured right), 24, gave him a video call in which she showed him the bodies of their infant children.
Family and friends of Penn attended a candlelight memorial on Saturday in memory of JaKarter Penn, age 1, and KeYaunte Penn, age 2.
In a statement, Atlanta police said burn scars on the young victims, possibly from a stove, were discovered during the early investigation.
An autopsy would investigate the boy’s cause of death. The stove was taken out of the family’s apartment by the police.
The boys’ Father, Penn, sobbingly told WSB-TV during a vigil with friends and family on Saturday night, “I ain’t got no soul anymore.” The dead brothers, he claimed, were “my universe and everything.” I’m lost.
Williams told authorities that she had left her sons with a caretaker all day Friday when she returned to find them dead.
According to Atlanta police spokesperson John Chafee, investigators don’t think she left them with anyone after speaking with witnesses and reviewing the available data.
Penn revealed to WXIA-TV that he was estranged from the mother of his children and only saw the boys on the weekends.
Williams called Friday night, he claimed, and she said, “they’re dead.” I then ask, “Who’s dead?”
Williams started a video conversation with Penn a short while later, panning her cellphone camera around the room to show a horrific sight that had taken place inside her apartment.
Penn remarked, declining to elaborate on what he saw, “That is what I’m going to see every time I close my eyes from now on.”
According to Penn, he last saw his two toddlers alive one month ago.
The deaths of Keyante Penn, 2, and Ja’karter Penn, 1, were discovered in their Atlanta home on Friday night with burns that may have resulted from an oven.
Williams’ house was visited by police, which was observed removing an entire oven as proof.
Jameel Penn Jr., the 3-year-old son of Williams and Penn, was also discovered uninjured at the mother’s residence. According to investigators, the surviving boy allegedly witnessed his mother killing his two younger siblings.
Williams also has a daughter, age 6, from a previous relationship. On Friday, the youngster stayed with other family members and was absent when her half-brothers passed away.
Friday night, Penn was the second individual to receive a call from Lamora Williams. Her lifelong friend Neesa Smith came first.
Smith recounted Williams telling her, “I can’t do it any longer,” and then telling her that her boys were dead, according to an interview with the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.
I advised Mora to contact the police. Dial the cops.
According to Smith, her buddy was struggling and had to leave her job a month ago because she couldn’t get a babysitter for her kids.
Police and neighbors suspect the mother left her three sons alone at home, although she said she left them with a cousin for 11 hours.
Tabitha Hollingsworth, Williams’ older sister, said that Williams had battled an undiagnosed mental illness since she was a little child. Brenda, their mother, had pleaded for help, but according to Hollingsworth, no one paid attention.
According to Hollingsworth, teachers would claim there were issues, but the state would maintain there were none. This is something that the state overlooked. The entire state truly let us down.
Penn claims that the picture of his murdered sons lying on the floor of their mother’s house will haunt him for the rest of his life.
The mother of four claims she left her house at noon on Friday and returned at 11 p.m. to discover the two boys dead.
She admitted to police that she had left her three sons with her cousin.
Williams’ account is disputed by neighbors, who assert that Williams had previously left the kids home alone.
The neighbor remarked, “She never has anyone here with these youngsters.”
When they arrived at a call about a person hurt at around 11.30 p.m., police discovered the lads.
The apartment, according to neighbors, “smelled like death.” The smell, according to investigators, suggests that the bodies may have been inside for a few days.
On Monday, Williams was supposed to appear in court for the first time. Her mother claimed that while paying a visit to her in the Fulton County Jail, she requested that the 24-year-old be placed on suicide watch.