Grandmother of 4-year-old allegedly killed, abused by mom pleads not guilty

The grandmother of a little bit woman whose physique was discovered buried in her northwest Charlotte yard has pleaded not responsible in connection to the case.

Investigators mentioned 4-year-old Majelic Younger’s physique was present in a shallow grave in Could 2021. They mentioned her mother is accused of killing her in 2020.

Younger’s mom, Malikah Diane Bennett, was charged with first-degree homicide, felony baby abuse, inflicting bodily harm and felony concealing a demise.

Younger’s grandmother, Tammy Taylor Moffett, was additionally charged for her involvement within the crime. Moffett was charged with concealing a demise and accent after the actual fact of homicide.

On Thursday, Moffett pleaded not responsible to each her fees within the case. The case will now head to trial, which may happen inside months and even years.

In response to a search warrant, Majelic’s 13-year-old sister advised detectives that in August 2020, Majelic was pressured to face within the laundry room as punishment and was not allowed to take a seat down or depart. She stood there for 3 days, getting so weak that she fell out of the again door, hitting her head on the bottom. Majelic’s sister advised police that was the day Majelic died.

The sister advised police that Bennett dug a gap and had her assist put Majelic’s physique in it and canopy her with grime.

Majelic’s aunt and father have been within the courtroom as her grandmother pleaded not responsible.

“Very tough, unhappy,” mentioned her aunt, Kendra Wade. “The children miss their cousin. I imply every little thing modified, every little thing’s not the identical no extra. We stay everyday, however we making it.”

Now, prosecutors mentioned they’ll go for the utmost punishment at trial.

>> Channel 9′s Hunter Sáenz was in courtroom for the listening to Thursday and could have extra updates on Eyewitness Information starting at 5 p.m.

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