The mother of a five-year-old girl who was killed and buried near a landfill at the end of last year has been accused of the aggravated abuse of her young daughter.
Brianna Williams, 27, was beaten on Monday with the new indictment in Duval County, Florida, claiming to have “intentionally tortured, maliciously punished, or caged a child.”
The remains of Williams’s daughter, Taylor Rose, were discovered on November 12, 2019 in a wooded area in Demopolis, Alabama.
Williams was arrested the same day and charged with neglecting children and giving false information to the police.
She has not been charged with murder.
Brianna Williams (photo) was struck in Florida on Monday with a new charge against child abuse. The 27-year-old is already being confronted with allegations of child neglect and giving false information to the police in connection with the death of her five-year-old daughter, Taylor Rose, last year
Williams is depicted with her daughter, Taylor Rose in an undated snap. New charges claim that she tortured and caged the child before her death. No one has been accused of murder in connection with the death of the little girl
In addition to the new aggravated child abuse charge, Williams has also been accused of “destroying or removing evidence.”
The prosecution claims that the mother “has transported human remains” and “has intentionally impeded an investigation,” Alabama.com reports.
She stays behind bars on a $ 1.1 million bond after the new cost.
Williams first reported her daughter, Taylor Rose Williams, missing in their apartment in Jacksonville, Florida on November 6, 2019.
An AMBER Alert was issued and an extensive search extended rapidly to neighboring Alabama, where Williams was born and raised.
On November 12, the remains of little Taylor were discovered near a landfill in the hometown of Williams, Demopolis, Alabama.
Taylor Rose Williams was reported missing from her home in Jacksonville on November 6, 2019. Her remains were discovered six days later, more than 500 miles away
The discovery of the remains came six days after the little girl disappeared from her home more than 500 miles away in Jacksonville, Florida
Allegedly Williams attempted suicide on the same day her daughter’s remains were discovered by taking pills.
She was rushed to the hospital and charges were filed against her. After her release, she was transported to prison.
Meanwhile, more details about the case have been released by the Florida attorney’s office.
According to reports, Williams’ car ‘smelled of dissolution’ and was’ stripped and cleaned with chemicals’.
In the meantime, her apartment would be “confused with a strong odor of stool and urine.”
Taylor Rose was “tortured and punished” by her mother before her death, according to the new aggravated child abuse charges filed against her
Feces and urine were found in a cupboard, while a stained piece of carpet, from which a lump had been removed, was also discovered on the spot.
Williams and Taylor Rose had only moved to the apartment three days before their departure.
A woman who helped her bring Williams home said she didn’t see Taylor Rose at the time.
“We have never seen a child. We have never heard a child. Nothing, “Tiffani told Nicole, who was hired to help along the way WJXT TV.
“I assumed the child was in childcare, or the child was with a friend, so she can get her [old] tidy apartment. ”
Nicole said Williams’ [old] house was messy and she behaved strangely.
Williams is depicted in a mugshot last November
“It really seemed as if she had recently been deported or something because she didn’t live well if there was a child,” Nicole said.
“There was old food on the floor, under the benches. There was waste everywhere. ”
Neighbors in Williams’ new house said they hadn’t seen the young girl since the mother moved in.
Detectives tried to speak with Taylor’s biological father, Maurice Tate, who lives in Alabama.
Family members in Alabama said he hasn’t seen his daughter in two years since Williams moved to Jacksonville from that state.
Williams worked as a naval officer in Florida.
Williams, who worked as a naval officer in Florida, is currently being held on a $ 1.1 million bond
Alabama and Florida state, federal, and local authorities assisted in the search, including officers walking through a drainage pond near the child’s home in Jacksonville