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Woman Caught With Body Of Son (She Never Reported Missing) In Trunk

This story is insane. A Virginia woman is facing second degree murder charges after police discovered the badly decomposed body of her son in her trunk during a traffic stop. To make matters even worse, she never reported the boy missing in the ten years that passed since he was seen at school!

According to the Virginian-Pilot reports

Tonya Slaton was directly indicted in Hampton Circuit Court on a charge of second-degree murder in the death of Quincy Jamar Davis, who disappeared in 2004 and was never reported missing.

The indictment charges Slaton with killing her son between July 24, 2004, and July 24, 2005.

Quincy would have been 14 or 15 at the time.

The cause and manner of his death are undetermined, according to the medical examiner’s office.

Quincy, who would have been 25 now, attended elementary and middle school in Virginia Beach. Friends didn’t see him after seventh grade. He was withdrawn from the Virginia Beach division in September 2003, when he would have entered eighth grade.

Slaton, 44, was scheduled to appear in General District Court on Tuesday afternoon for a preliminary hearing on one felony count of concealing her son’s body. Prosecutors declined to pursue the charge. Slaton is scheduled to be arraigned on the murder charge next week in Circuit Court.

Damn, wonder why she isn’t facing a charge for concealing the body. She sounds like a monster.

Here are the details on how she got caught:

She was arrested in June when a state trooper conducting a traffic stop found her son’s body in the trunk of her Ford Mustang. He noticed a strong odor of rotting flesh, according to court documents. The trooper had pulled over Slaton on Interstate 64 outside Hampton for expired state tags.

SMH. How are you gonna roll around with the body in the trunk AND expired tags?

This woman sounds like a monster.

The courts have records of her abusing Quincy:

Slaton was convicted in 1997 of misdemeanor assault and battery for injuring Quincy when he was 6. The first-grader had cuts and bruises on his chest and back, according to documents filed in Virginia Beach Juvenile and Domestic Relations District Court. Slaton was sentenced to no jail time on the condition of good behavior for six months.

Interesting that she got off without jail time for good behavior because she actually has several other charges, including domestic assault and battery in 2002 and a 2008 felony conviction in Hampton Circuit Court for attempted maiming and shooting at an occupied dwelling after she fired a gun at her boyfriend during a fight. She was sentenced to four years in prison that time.

It sounds like the courts really dropped the ball because if they were paying attention they would have noticed that Quincy would have been 17 when his mom went to prison. His name doesn’t even appear in court documents from the case. Did the system fail Quincy?

We certainly think so.

Virginia State Police/Courtesy of Bailey Fett

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