you suspect your boyfriend of molesting your child, most of us would
call the police or at least confront our boyfriend. Some of us would
skip the police entirely and go straight for the confrontation -- and
make it a very ugly one. But few of us would do what 25-year-old Kayla
Marie Jones of St. Paul, Minnesota, allegedly did. Police say that when
Jones suspected her boyfriend was abusing her 6-year-old child -- she drowned her.
Authorities say that although there was no evidence that Jones's
boyfriend was abusing her daughter, Jones saw her daughter "sleeping
with her hand down her pants" and decided that she must have been
molested, especially since she says she herself was molested as a child.
She then says she was watching TV and heard a voice say, "Save the
child, don't send him to ... the monster." She unfortunately took that
as her cue to grab her daughter and thrust her into a tub full of water.
Police say she confessed to holding her daughter down in the tub until she stopped fighting.
Police say Jones told them she drowned her daughter "to save her from this world."
It sounds like Jones completely lost her mind if she is guilty of
this. If she really was molested as a child, it just goes to show you
the long-lasting and tragic repercussions that can happen with such a
horrific crime -- perhaps this woman was so disturbed that she truly
believed her daughter would be better off being drowned than sexually
Of course, it will be up to a jury to decide if she knew right from
wrong at the moment she allegedly committed this atrocious crime. Most
mothers would get help for a child they suspected was the victim of
It's unbearable to think what this poor had to go through. Police have charged Jones with murder.
Image via Ramsey County Jail