Mother Murdered Her 6-Year-Old Son, Then Called 911 and Blamed It Someone Else: Authorities
Police in Brooklyn, Ohio, have charged a mother with premature murder in the death of her very own six-year-old son. The Brooklyn Police Department says Daneicha Bringht, 30, of Parma, was staying in a Fairfield Inn and Suites resort if they received a complaint which gunshots had been terminated Saturday, April 24, at 7:03 in the afternoon. Bright’s son, Kaamir Bringht, was captured and finally expired; Daneicha was captured and wounded.
It turned out that the call for assistance came from the defendant herself.
“[A] female reported that someone took her son inside her area and left about 30 minutes before her call,” the police department said in a Facebook post. The call arrived”[f]rom the resort’s front desk,” perhaps not the area where the defendant was staying.
“Officers arrived to find a child with gunshot wounds inside the room,” the authorities lasted. “Patrol officers performed CPR until the Brooklyn Fire Department arrived. The child and the female were transported into Metro Health E.R.. The six year-old man was pronounced dead in the hospital. The 30 year-old female complainant, the victim’s mother… was also treated and discharged in the ER.”
Cleveland CBS affiliate WOIO-TV obtained the 911 telephone number. It states in part:
DANEICHA BRINGHT:”YesI need the Authorities. Somebody shot my son”
“Okay. Is he living?”
“I really don’t know if he is living – my hand is shot.”
“Just how old is your son?”
“He’s only six.”
“Okay. Who took him?”
“I really don’t understand. I attempted to take the gun from himand he took me in my hand.”
“You do not understand anything? They broke in your room?”
“I am not certain. I was with a buddy last night, but he was with his friends. We went swimmingand I believed they’d abandoned.”
Police did not buy the story.
WOIO noted that 6-year-old Kaamir was shot in the head and in the stomach. While reading the charges aloud, a Parma Municipal Court judge stated the boy’s mum”seemingly later confessed” into the authorities that she was the shot.
Records on file by that court state Daneicha Bringht is charged with aggravated murder under Ohio Revised Code 2903.01. No accurate subsection of that charge is currently on the docket.
Subsection (C) of the identical statute which makes it a crime to”purposefully” kill someone under thirteen years of age. That subsection makes it easier for prosecutors to convict defendants charged with murdering children because premeditation does not need to be proven.
A cash bond of $500,000 was set by a municipal judge. The defendant was also found to be indigent for the purposes of appointed counsel.
Afterwards, an estimate with the Cuyahoga County Court of Common Pleas improved the defendant’s bond to $5 million in cash, surety, or land. The situation was supposed to be presented to a grand jury for indictment. No charging documents are on record in an internet court docket.
Family members told the Cleveland Plain Dealer that the defendant was diagnosed with schizophrenia and that the family was in the process of obtaining legal custody of Kaamir if he expired. Police documents examined by the newspaper and clarified by family indicate an increasing amount of police contacts with the defendant over issues like an unpaid bill in a restaurant along with intoxication.
Donald Bringht, the suspect’s father and the victim’s grandfather, said Kaamir was an energetic little boy who looked into understanding how to ride a bike like larger children. He said he frequently took Kaamir to play with a neighborhood playground and that Kaamir wanted to see his favorite cartoons.
Donald Bringht also said the family reported several episodes of physical abuse against Kaamir from the defendant into the Cuyahoga County Department of Children and Family Services. He told the newspaper the Department”did not do anything” to provide help. The department told the newspaper there were no reports of physical abuse — however admitted Tuesday (after totally ignoring questions on Monday) that there were open cases regarding the kid.
Bringht’s situation might be a poor legal candidate for an insanity defense.
Under Ohio law,”[a] man is’not guilty by reason of insanity'” if”the individual didn’t understand, as a consequence of a severe mental illness or defect, the wrongfulness of the person’s acts.” The burden of evidence remains on the defendant to prove insanity. Ohio’s insanity defense follows the so-called M’Naghten Rule, and in Bringht’s instance, the 911 call suggests she attempted to misdirect the authorities to a different unknown man. A jury could realize that the effort to fool the authorities is evidence Bringht tried to evade punishment because she understood”the wrongfulness of” her alleged actions.
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