“Loving and concerned dad or mum.” That’s how little one welfare investigators as soon as described 26-year-old mom Shakayla Denson in an investigation closed simply two days earlier than she allegedly murdered her Four-year-old daughter Je’Hyrah Daniels.
“Ms. Denson seems to operate appropriately as an grownup and is ready to present for the kid,” mentioned a Household Operate Evaluation obtained by The Bredenton Herald. “She does obtain a variety of assist from her household and has no historical past of performing violently or impulsively.”
That element comes amid heightened scrutiny into the Florida lady, who faces a homicide case after witnesses claimed she tossed the kid into the Hillsborough River on Thursday.
Simply two days earlier than, investigators closed a probe into whether or not Denson was appropriately supervising Daniels. The Division of Youngsters and Households obtained an allegation that whereas Ye’Hyrah was visiting her great-grandmother with Shakayla, she left the home and walked to the park six-minutes away. The Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Workplace fielded the kid welfare probe on DCF’s behalf.
The report described Denson as “overwhelmed and drained” of caring for the lady, who suffered a incapacity and was non-verbal. It solely grew to become tougher as Daniels was out of college for summer time trip. Nonetheless, an investigator’s worries was assuaged after talking with household and neighbors. Je’Hyrah, apparently, could be superb. She was deemed to be in “no impending hazard.”
Now her life is taken, and DCF is investigating the demise alongside regulation enforcement.
“In mild of this incident, we carried out an extra evaluation of the case and concur with the unique findings,” HCSO spokesman Danny Alvarez acknowledged in an announcement. “Our hearts harm for the lack of Je’Hyrah Daniels. As an workplace made up deputies and civilians who’re fathers, moms, little children earlier than the rest, we ship our deepest condolences for the tragic lack of this younger little one.”
Tampa Police Brian Duggan mentioned Denson on Thursday stole a Nissan Ultima from a automotive lot, forcibly push a toddler (Daniels) into the automotive. and strike a bystander who tried to cease her. Minutes later, she exited the car at an intersection by the Hillsborough River, a witness mentioned. Denson pulled the lady from the automotive towards the water, witnesses claimed. The lady was screaming, and at one level, each daughter and mom have been screaming, Duggan mentioned.
Witnesses claimed Denson dragged Daniels into the water with each arms, wading into the water till it was on the high of the mom’s shoulders. Then she left her daughter within the water, witnesses mentioned.
Denson was charged with homicide, aggravated little one abuse, and grand theft of a motorcar. Along with her legal professional at her aspect, she was denied bond for the homicide and little one abuse cost at a listening to Friday. The state is aiming for pre-trial detention, and a listening to date for that’s scheduled to happen Wednesday.
[Mugshot via Hillsborough County Sheriff’s Office]