Woman in Michigan murders her 3-year-old daughter and claims that “SpongeBob” ordered it

The woman now faces charges of murder and child abuse, if convicted, she would face life in prison.

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Justine Johnson, 22, was charged with the murder of her 3-year-old daughter. In her statement, she stated that she heard voices on her television telling her to hurt her daughter, according to a police report registered in Michigan, United States.

According to CNN, The woman faces a felony murder charge and a child abuse charge. in the first degree, for which she is being held without bail.

According to the police report, Johnson told an Iosco County Child Protective Services (CPS) official that when the cartoon “SpongeBob SquarePants” was on television, he heard voices threatening kill her if she didn’t obey.

According to the first reports, it is believed that Johnson was going through heroin withdrawal and used cocaine the day he allegedly killed Sutton Mosserwho turned three years old two days before his death.

The police report indicated that the police officers came in the early hours of September 17, 2021 after Justine’s brother, Knesley Johnson, called the emergency line and reported finding a human foot sticking out of a garbage can.

Meanwhile, Johnson’s other brother, a teenager, told investigators he had woken up around 6 pm the night before to see his sister using what he believed to be drugs in the bathroom, the report said. He told police that he had asked Johnson where Sutton was, to which he said she replied, “Mind your own business.”

When police arrived, they confirmed that the bag contained the body of a girl who would be identified as Sutton. She had suffered multiple stab wounds.

During the investigation, police gained access to Johnson’s apartment, where they reportedly found blood on the floor. The report also said an upstairs bathtub was partially filled with water and displayed “a red tint consistent with blood.” It is unclear whose blood was found in the apartment.

Police informed the Division of Child Protective Services (CPS) about the death and the agency opened its own investigation.

Johnson appeared in court on February 4at which point the judge found probable cause for the case to go to trial. The next appointment will be on February 28.

If convicted, the felony murder charge carries a life sentence. no chance of parole. The first-degree child abuse charge also carries a life sentence.

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