Monday, 17 January 2011

FILICIDE: Texas: Mona Yvette Nelson

 03 Jan 2011
HOUSTON - A woman accused in the murder of a missing 12-year-old boy was back in court Monday morning.
Mona Yvette Nelson, 44, was in the Harris County courtroom to ensure she knew her rights as she faces a capitol murder charge in the death of Jonathan Foster.
The young boy disappeared from his mother's apartment in Garden Oaks on Christmas Eve. The former maintenance worker was arrested last week after Foster's badly burned body was found only miles from his home in north Houston.
Harris County Assistant District Attorney Connie Spence says she's not sure if there will any more arrests in the case. Spence says her next step is to take Nelson before a grand jury to get an indictment.
Community activist Quanell X says Nelson admitted to dumping the child's body in a ditch near the Hardy Toll Road. However, Nelson maintains she was paid $20 by Foster's step-father to dump what she thought was trash.
Prosecutors reinforced a position made by homicide detectives: they believe Nelson acted alone.
Nelson's oldest sister, Angie Johnson, says she knows her sibling did not kill the young boy.
"She's had her problems, but she would never hurt a child," Johnson says.
Johnson says Nelson has two children and five grand kids of her own.

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