Suffer the Little Children
Episode 46: Jaheem Harris (Part 2)

Episode 46: Jaheem Harris (Part 2)

January 20, 2021

Last week, I told you the story of Jaheem Harris, who died on July 8, 2017 after his mother’s ex-boyfriend, who was allowed to babysit Jaheem and his siblings despite a no-contact order between the man and Jaheem’s mother, called 911 to report that Jaheem had possibly drowned in the bathtub. Jaheem’s extensive blunt force injuries led police to arrest the man, who was ultimately convicted and sentenced to 50 years in prison with no mandatory minimum. 

This is a story of a little boy who was failed by not only child protective services but also the criminal justice system -- and, many believe, by his own mother. On today’s episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Jaheem’s paternal grandmother, Shay Caston, who raised her grandson for most of his short life, and who Jaheem called “my real Mama.”

This is part 2 of the heartbreaking story of Jaheem Harris.

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Episode 45: Jaheem Harris (Part 1)

Episode 45: Jaheem Harris (Part 1)

January 13, 2021

On July 8, 2017, a man in Waterloo, Iowa called 911 to report that a child in his care had drowned in the bathtub, but responding paramedics found four-year-old Jaheem Harris covered with vicious bruises in a dry bed, partially dressed in dry clothing, with no signs of water in the bathtub. The man, an ex-boyfriend of Jaheem’s mother and the father of Jaheem’s two younger sisters, admitted to police that he hit Jaheem “all the time,” and he was ultimately charged with first-degree murder. When he eventually went to trial, the jury’s decision would disgust the community. 

This is a story of a little boy who was wanted, adored, cherished, and failed by not only child protective services but also the criminal justice system -- and, many believe, by his own mother. For next week’s episode, you’ll hear my conversation with Jaheem’s paternal grandmother, Shay Caston, who raised her grandson for most of his short life, and who Jaheem called “my real Mama.”

This is part 1 of the heartbreaking story of Jaheem Harris.

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Episode 44: Case Update Special #2

Episode 44: Case Update Special #2

January 6, 2021

In my last episode, I updated you on the first dozen or so cases I covered on the podcast. In this episode, I’ll provide updates on the next several cases I covered from episodes 13 to 24. 

The cases discussed in this episode include those of Marion Jester-Montoya, Charlette Dawkins, Eduardo Posso, Arabella Parker, Ky’mani Moore, Frankie Gonzalez, Treyanna Summerville, Sereniti Sutley, Remi Cowan, and Josias Marquez.

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Episode 43: Case Update Special

Episode 43: Case Update Special

December 23, 2020

In this episode, I’ll provide updates on some of the cases I covered on early episodes of the podcast, which is something I plan to do periodically going forward. 

The cases discussed include those of AJ Freund, Dylan Groves, Zymere Perkins, Raylee Browning, Thomas Valva, Alex Hurley, Alissa Guernsey, Noah Tomlin, Logan Cline, and Amari Boone.

Please note: there will be no episode next week, but I will return with a new episode on Wednesday, January 6, 2021. Happy holidays to all my listeners!

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Episode 42: Arianna Stout

Episode 42: Arianna Stout

December 16, 2020

On March 14, 2019, first responders to 1536 West 300 South in Vernal, Utah encountered a scene that would forever haunt them. 24-year-old Mckenley Yadon-Stout told them her three-year-old stepdaughter, Arianna, had choked on something, but the injuries they witnessed on the unresponsive little red-haired girl told a very different story. Two months after Arianna’s death, Mckenley was arrested for her murder and confessed to police exactly how she planned and carried out the cold-blooded suffocation of her tiny stepdaughter, even demonstrating the act on a child-sized CPR dummy.

My guest on this episode is Arianna’s maternal grandmother, Christina, who told me all about Arianna’s huge, loving heart and how her loss has affected everyone who knew her.

This is the unfathomable story of Arianna Stout.

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Episode 41: Caliyah McNabb (Part 2)

Episode 41: Caliyah McNabb (Part 2)

December 9, 2020

Last week, I told you about the disappearance of 14-day-old Caliyah McNabb. Caliyah’s mother, Cortney Bell, made a frantic 911 call on the morning of Saturday, October 7, 2017 to report that her newborn daughter was missing from the family’s mobile home in Covington, Georgia. Erratic behavior on the part of the baby’s father, Christopher McNabb, led investigators to consider him their primary person of interest. By the end of the day on October 7, both Cortney and Chris had been interviewed by Newton County Sheriff’s investigators, but without more evidence, no arrests could be made.

After Caliyah’s body was found the following day, her father’s eccentric behavior only intensified when he jumped out of a car and fled into the woods on foot, only to be captured hours later. Caliyah’s mother was arrested a few months afterward for contributing to the environment that led to her daughter’s death. 

This is the conclusion of the story of Caliyah McNabb, a little girl who never had a chance.

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Schedule Change

Schedule Change

December 7, 2020

Hi, guys! Starting this week, I'm going to be releasing episodes of the podcast on Wednesdays instead of Tuesdays. I hope the schedule change doesn't throw anyone off!

Besides giving me another much-needed day for research and/or editing, I'm hoping this will also help me in my mission to put out a minisode here and there.

Thanks for understanding! 💙

Episode 40: Caliyah McNabb (Part 1)

Episode 40: Caliyah McNabb (Part 1)

December 1, 2020

On October 7, 2017, Newton County Sheriff’s Officers responded to a mobile home park just south of Covington, Georgia, where a couple claimed their two-week-old daughter, Caliyah McNabb, had gone missing from their trailer within a time frame of less than an hour in broad daylight. The next day, Caliyah’s tiny body was found in the woods just a three-minute walk from the family’s trailer. Based on inconsistencies in the couple’s stories and bizarre behavior on the father’s part, including jumping out of a car and taking off on foot when he found out the baby had been discovered, police took Christopher McNabb into custody, and within days of Caliyah’s death, he faced multiple charges related to her murder.

A few months later, Caliyah’s mother, Cortney Bell, was also arrested on charges relating to the baby’s death. This is a tale of petty crime, drug addiction, and domestic violence, with a dash of incest. 

This is part 1 of the story of Caliyah McNabb, a little girl who never had a chance.

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Episode 39: Zahra Baker (Part 2)

Episode 39: Zahra Baker (Part 2)

November 24, 2020

Last week, I started telling you the story of 10-year-old Zahra Baker, who kept her brilliant smile and sunshiney outlook despite surviving two bouts of cancer, the amputation of one leg, the loss of her hearing, and growing up without her mother. When her father brought a new woman into her life, Zahra was excited to have a stepmother, but as soon as the family moved from Australia to the stepmother’s native state of North Carolina, Zahra began showing up at school with bruises when she showed up at all.

In October of 2010, Adam and Elisa Baker reported Zahra missing, but within days, Elisa started talking and leading investigators to multiple locations where parts of Zahra’s little body had been dumped. 

This is the conclusion of the unbelievable story of Zahra Baker.

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Episode 38: Zahra Baker (Part 1)

Episode 38: Zahra Baker (Part 1)

November 17, 2020

By the time she was eight years old, Zahra Baker beat cancer not once but twice, losing a leg and most of her hearing in the process. Because her father had been single for most of Zahra’s life, she was thrilled when he finally married, but her excitement was short-lived. Almost immediately after Zahra and her dad moved from their native Australia to her stepmother’s home state of North Carolina, neighbors and school officials began seeing signs that Zahra was being abused by her stepmother, Elisa Baker.

When Zahra was reported missing on October 9, 2010, it didn’t take long for Elisa’s story of a kidnapping to unravel and her sordid, stranger-than-fiction past to surface. Still, all of us watching breathlessly from around the world held onto the hope that Zahra might be found alive… that was, until law enforcement started finding body parts scattered around western North Carolina.

This is the unbelievable story of Zahra Baker.

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