August 22, 2008
Mangonia Park, Florida (The Weekly Vice) -- Diana Jones, 27, described her 2-year old daughter, Lakeicia, as a loving child. "She liked to dance, and she liked music," said her mother, describing her daughter's interests.
Perhaps far more memorable to Diana however were the hugs and kisses Lakeicia shared so freely with her mother and friends.
"She would always say 'I love you Mommy' when I left," Diana said. "She'd hug you even if she didn't know you."
That all changed however on Monday morning, when Diana left her daughter with her husband, 20-year-old Nathanial Sampson, to attend a doctors appointment.
During her appointment, Diana received a call from her husband, informing her that her daughter Lakeicia hit her head and was injured. Diana rushed home to find her two year old daughter gasping for breath. They would soon be her last.
"I rode in the ambulance with my baby. We got to the hospital at 2:05 and she was pronounced dead at 2:14," Diana lamented.
When investigators initially questioned Sampson about the child's injuries on Monday, he denied any kind of involvement with her death. He stuck to his story, claiming that Lakeicia was watching cartoons while he played video games in another room.
It didn't take investigators long however to discover that Nathaniel Sampson's story didn't match up with the trauma found on the little girl. An autopsy revealed the worst. Little 2-year-old Lakeicia Jones had suffered a fractured skull, a collapsed lung, a ruptured liver, broken ribs and severe bruising, according to sheriff's department spokeswoman, Teri Barbera.
Sampson disappeared shortly after authorities interviewed him on Monday, making him difficult to find. Armed with a warrant for his arrest - since Sampson was the only person around the child at the time of her injuries - Sheriffs deputies finally found the lying, child beating bastard.
The Palm Beach County Sheriffs Department took Nathaniel Sampson into custody on Friday and booked him into the Palm Beach County Jail Friday night on Murder and aggravated child abuse charges. He is currently being held without bond pending an arraignment hearing that has not yet been scheduled.
The Weekly Vice Opinion:
Take a look at the rat haired, spawn of Satan above. This evil incarnate, worthless piece of crap "allegedly" beat the living daylights out of a 2-year-old toddler, and then left it for dead, calling the mother home to come deal with the girl's broken body.
It's really hard to imagine that anything that walks around in human skin is capable of such inhumanity - however if you learn anything from this website, please learn this. It exists all around you every day.
Keep your eyes open. Be nosy. Don't ignore what looks to be obviously wrong when it comes to children. If you think a child is being hurt, chances are he or she IS being hurt. The only thing separating the Nathaniels from the Lakeicias in life may be you and you alone.
Our sincerest condolences to Diana Jones and her family.
The Weekly Vice
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