Georgia mother Leilani Simon used an “object” to bludgeon little Quinton Simon’s body to death before dumping it in a dumpster, prosecutors allege.
Simon, 22, was arrested Nov. 21 after investigators found the remains of her 20-month-old son in a Chatham County landfill after weeks of combing through city trash.
In a 19-count indictment released Wednesday, Simon is charged with three counts of murder, concealing a death, making false statements and other alleged crimes.
Simon reported her son missing from her home in Savannah on Oct. 5 and initially suggested to police that he had been abducted by an intruder.
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A week after the investigation, Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley announced at a news conference that authorities believed Quinton was dead and that Simon was the only suspect.
A few days later, the mother of three was seen shooting Patron with her mother and friends at a local bar. In a tearful interview with one of the local publications, he denied involvement in his son’s disappearance.
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The indictment offers new details about the disturbing murder. Simon used an unknown object to beat his son, causing “serious bodily injury” and “causing Quinton’s death,” the document said.
According to court documents, the Oct. 5 attack caused “brutal and extreme physical pain” to the baby.
That morning, Simon allegedly went to the Azalea Mobile Home Plaza and “discarded her son’s remains in a dumpster,” according to the indictment.
He allegedly admitted to police that he had gone to the bins, but falsely claimed that “everything he threw out was normal household rubbish”.
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In November, the FBI and police exclusively reported that they were focusing on trash cans at the Azalea Mobile Home Plaza — about two miles from her home.
In the 48 hours since Quinton disappeared, more than a dozen police officers and FBI agents descended on the park, rummaging through trash cans for evidence and knocking on nearly every door, residents told Fox.
The indictment alleges that Simon met with his drug dealer on Oct. 4 and “used a controlled substance” before the murder.
Simon has been in jail since his arrest.
At a news conference Wednesday, Chatham County District Attorney Shalena Cook Jones vowed to prosecute Simon.
“This is an issue that calls into question our humanity,” he said. “These are the situations that keep us up at night.”
Simon’s attorney, Robert Attridge, did not immediately return a request for comment.