Where Are My Parents: Houston Trying to Charge a 12 Year Old With Capital Murder

- By Bossip Staff

Posted by Bossip Staff

In Houston, a 12 Year old boy has been charged with capital murder of an 11 month old baby. The mother is saying he is innocent, and has changed her story, now the families are going at it:

The family of a 12-year-old charged with capital murder in the death of an 11-month-old baby denied the boy’s guilt Thursday and blamed instead the baby boy’s 7-year-old brother and a family conspiracy orchestrated by their grandmother. At a noon news conference outside the Harris County juvenile courthouse, the 12-year-old’s mother, aunt, attorney, family spokesman and friends stood together to declare that the boy, whom the Chronicle is not naming because he is a juvenile, was being framed by the family tasked with babysitting him.

The boy’s mother, Tawanna Scott, said she was working while the baby’s mother, Shemika Brown, watched Scott’s son, along with her own baby and three sons, ages 4, 5 and 7, at her southeast Houston home on March 12. Ronald Ray, the 12-year-old’s attorney, said the baby’s 7-year-old brother threw the child down the interior stairs of the family’s townhouse or over a second-floor railing. The infant died two days later at Texas Children’s Hospital.

He said one of the 12-year-old’s aunts heard the baby’s brothers say the 7-year-old did it, but were hushed and admonished by the baby’s grandmother. He said the aunt heard the grandmother tell the boys to stick together and blame the 12-year-old.

Mother’s story changed

The 31-year-old mother has said she arrived at the duplex after the baby was injured. Brown first told investigators she was home cooking when she heard the baby cry. However, according to CPS, she told investigators she and Scott had gone out to get something to eat, leaving at least five children alone at the duplex. Scott denied the claim. “We will investigate all relevant evidence in this case, determine its credibility and take the appropriate action,” Harris County District Attorney’s spokesman Donna Hawkins said. Scott said she had visited her 12-year-old son in a Harris County juvenile detention facility and encouraged him to stay upbeat. Asked what she told him, Scott said: “Be strong. Hold on. Keep your head up and read your Bible.”

We hope that the real story is revealed.  SMH @ kids nowadays.



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  • D3ath By Ch0c0lat3

    Actual news AGAIN!!!!

  • bronzedasian

    1st..its been awhile

  • bronzedasian

    well ill settle for 2nd…LOL

  • D3ath By Ch0c0lat3

    Well I heard about this on the news yesterday.

    I think that kids have parents for a reason.

    I wish I would kill a baby in my mom’s house…

    I woulds been dead too.

  • http://afo.net Midnite

    You don’t leave kids around kids, they will be kids and do foolish thinngs. This will be the outcome. So sad.

  • Moreaces

    Just unbelieveable, Sad and totally insane

  • BE

    Well the parents should go to jail. why leave a 12 year old with all those KIDS! Even adults can not handle all of these children at once…smh@dumb people having kids

  • Lady Next Door

    Lord have mercy on us. Why should God send any miracles to end violence when we have the power to do it ourselves?

  • 4real

    Its a poverty and ignorance cycle that needs broken.

    The grandma,the aunt,and now the kids….

  • Nigga Said

    Sounds like a cover up to me. I hope that the right person is blamed and not an innocent child.

  • Mrs. Philly

    Read yoru bible? HUH? Did she tell him that as she left him with 5 kids?? Read your bible while mamma goes to get something to eat. HUH? Story is not addidng up. My prayers are with all of those families.

  • Sasha

    Wow what the world! Ok now though how do you charge the 12 year old with Capital murder. Capital murder is premeditated! Lord have mercy suicides, murders We need Jesus !

  • Anonymous

    This is some Ghetto Azz Shyt. Stop having BABIES if you can’t take care of them!!!!!! Shamika was not supervising those children properly.

  • http://www.bossip.com Toucheaway

    Wait a minute: you can’t name the child in the newspaper because he is a juvenile, BUT YOU CAN CHARGE HIM WITH CAPITAL MURDER IN A COURTROOM?

    WTF, people?

  • http://Bossip Soul Ese

    So they’re hoping the 12 year old will not be prosecuted by saying at least one adult was present. They’re trying to save their own asses.

  • ForReal

    This could have been prevented. What was so damn important that they needed to leave the baby in a 12 year olds arms.

  • Holla

    Blacks and violence, when will it end.

  • D3ath By Ch0c0lat3

    @ pm

    I’m feeling the soul glo

  • The Official Mrs. Carter

    SAD. My prayers are with both families. I cant imagine losing my baby to death or jail. I pray that the truth is told and that it was a horrible accident and not an intentional killing. I pray that the 12 year old is able to hold up during this tough time and if he did kill that baby intentionally then I pray that he gets the psychological help that he needs and not just jail time…but serious rehabilitation.

  • Usher's ex (no not chilli would not want to be her fyi not today tomorrow or the next millennium)


    love and respect that feeling you so much you touched my soul

    thank you i have been blessed with your beauty

    CO SIGN with what you say fully

  • Marquis de Sade

    Single mothers named Shemika & Tawanna + some unsupervised ghetto urchins = disaster waiting to happen. Is anyone surprised? Tie your tubes ladies.

  • Mrs.

    @ Usher’s Ex

    Thank’s love. We are not going to make it in this world if we don’t have the lord and if we don’t teach our children the lord. I pray for everyone in this world. Especially our kids. God Bless! 🙂

  • brnhornet

    Sad…..whoever did it needs to go straight to the chair for a ride.

  • Lady Architect

    Honestly just from reading I’m wondering if the whole thing was a mistake to begin with. At the age of 7 or 12(whichever one truly did it) they don’t know the proper way to carry or handle a baby unsupervised which is why they shouldn’t have been. It would be easy for a child to drop a baby, especially at 11months old. They don’t even have evidence yet that shows foul play. IT could’ve been a mistake that the grandmother wanted to cover up. Anyways charging a 12yr old with capital punishment? I thought there was a reason to have being charged as a minor and being charged as an adult.

  • NYMA

    thats some cold story there…i mean why the hell would u leave a 12 years old with them kids…and adults go and get something to eat….that show how low ya’ll baby mama’a are leaveing the kids and get your self some good to munch…well i kinda feel sorry but at the same time thats wrong for the rest of the kids starting to blame the 12 years old for the wrong doing….

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