According to WoodTV-8, 22-year-old Lovily Kristine-Anwonette Johnson told police she intentionally didn’t feed her 6-month-old son and left him in an apartment with no air conditioning, allegedly on the 2600 block of McKee Avenue SW. She was charged on Monday, July 24, with first-degree murder and first-degree child abuse in the death of Noah Johnson, her son.
According to Johnson, she told police that the 6-month-old was under her care the entire time. The mother had left the apartment and come back several times within the days the child was left strapped in the car seat. And during none of her returns to the apartment did Lovily Johnson feed her son as he sat helpless in the seat.
The source says Wyoming Police Officer Robert Meredith mentioned the following statements in the affidavit. “She knowingly and intentionally deprived him of the necessities of life by not feeding him since Monday evening. During this time Noah remained buckled in a car seat on the upper floor of Johnson’s apartment with no air conditioning.” According to MLive, by the time Johnson finally brought her son to Helen DeVos Children’s Hospital, he was already dead. With police notified, she was arrested on Wednesday, July 19, and taken to Kent County Correctional Facility.
The source reports she attended a video arraignment for the aforementioned charges. The judge was Wyoming District Court Judge Steven Timmers.
According to the video, she was denied bond during the arraignment. Also, Johnson entered a “not guilty” plea and is due back in court on August 2 for a probable cause hearing. The source says, if she’s guilty, she’s looking at life in prison. How can someone be so cruel to a child so helpless? Johnson is getting everything she deserves, if she truly did kill her son. Anyway, we’d love to know your thoughts. Feel free to share them via our Facebook page.