Another Child Murdered in Foster Care when does it Stop???

Notice how the prosecution wanted to give this woman a plea of second degree murder with a chance of parole. She murder little Emily Meno for wetting her pants. Emily was placed with this foster mother by Bethany Christian Services.

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WZZM) – A foster mom accused of killing a 5-year old girl appeared in court today.

Authorities say Emily Meno died from traumatic head injuries caused by 30-year old Joy Heaven.

Family members of 5-year old Emily Meno were holding back tears as they listened to painful testimony from investigators, and watched as prosecutors offered Joy Heaven a plea deal.

“She was a happy go lucky little girl and now she’s gone.”

For mother, Lori Meno, emotions ran deep in court, as one by one investigators gave their testimony about 5-year old Emily Meno’s death.

A detective with Kent County Sheriff’s Department testified heaven confessed to striking Emily only after being presented autopsy results. Officers say Joy Heaven claimed she was frustrated with Emily for wetting her pants and being in the way.

“She then indicated with one hand she thrust forward hitting Emily in the chest causing her to be airborne.”

Forensic pathologists agreed that Emily couldn’t have just ‘taken a fall.’

“Well the cause of death is cranial cerebral trauma which means head injury– what was the manner?– homicide.”

But as prosecutors offered Heaven a plea deal of a lesser charge, she turned the offer down.

“They were going to try to get her 2nd degree murder with parole, I told her she needs life without parole for what she’s done to my little Emily.”

No trial date is set yet, the preliminary hearing will continue on September 15th after the judge watches the confession tapes.

About yvonnemason

Background:  The eldest of five children, Yvonne was born May 17, 1951 in Atlanta, Georgia. Raised in East Point, Georgia, she moved to Jackson County, Ga. until 2006 then moved to Port St. Lucie, Florida where she currently makes her home.  Licensed bounty hunter for the state of Georgia. Education:  After a 34 year absence, returned to college in 2004. Graduated with honors in Criminal Justice with an Associate’s degree from Lanier Technical College in 2006. Awards:  Nominated for the prestigious GOAL award in 2005 which encompasses all of the technical colleges. This award is based not only on excellence in academics but also leadership, positive attitude and the willingness to excel in one’s major. Affiliations:  Beta Sigma Phi Sorority  Member of The Florida Writer’s Association – Group Leader for St Lucie County The Dream:  Since learning to write at the age of five, Yvonne has wanted to be an author. She wrote her first novel Stan’s Story beginning in 1974 and completed it in 2006. Publication seemed impossible as rejections grew to 10 years. Determined, she continued adding to the story until her dream came true in 2006. The Inspiration:  Yvonne’s brother Stan has been her inspiration and hero in every facet of her life. He was stricken with Encephalitis at the tender age of nine months. He has defied every roadblock placed in his way and has been the driving force in every one of her accomplishments. He is the one who taught her never to give up The Author: Yvonne is currently the author of several novels, including:  Stan’s Story- the true story of her brother’s accomplishments, it has been compared to the style of Capote, and is currently being rewritten with new information for re-release.  Tangled Minds - a riveting story about a young girl’s bad decision and how it taints everyone’s life around her yet still manages to show that hope is always possible. This novel has been compared to the writing of Steinbeck and is currently being written as a screenplay. This novel will be re-released by Kerlak Publishing in 2009  Brilliant Insanity – released by Kerlak Publishing October 2008  Silent Scream – Released by October 2008- Slated to be made into a movie Yvonne’s Philosophy in Life - “Pay it Forward”: “In this life we all have been helped by others to attain our dreams and goals. We cannot pay it back but what we can do is ‘pay it forward’. It is a simple
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One Response to Another Child Murdered in Foster Care when does it Stop???

  1. Todays date 02-20-2011 And still NO TRIAL DATE SET. This monster is still running around on the streets. She is out on 10,000 dollar bound. A 17 year old from Traverse City Michigan is out on 50,000 thousand dollar bound, (that was for killing a cat). Where is Justice?


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