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Baby Raped, Dies, Mother Charged For ‘Encouraging’ Boyfriend

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A mother whose baby was raped and died after the attack was charged in Missouri after police say she “encouraged” her boyfriend to assault the infant.

On Monday, horrifying details were released on the arrest of Jessica Lynn Howell, 25, after the rape and murder of her 4-month-old daughter, Ashlynn Lilith Peters on December 3 of last year.

Prosecutors allege the baby was raped and murdered by Howell’s boyfriend Jordan Lafayette Prince, age unavailable, and that Prince had previously been convicted of assaulting a child.

The prosecutors’ narrative takes an even darker turn when it comes to the rape and strangling of baby Ashlynn, as court documents state that Howell was not only aware of Prince’s history, but that she consented to and arranged for the fatal assault to occur.

KMOV says the St. Charles County mom was complicit in the alleged rape, reporting:

“Prosecutors say the night before the girl was assaulted and killed, Jessica Lynn Peters had taken Ashlynn with her to spend the night at Prince’s home … Evidence includes text messages from the mother consenting to the sexual assault of her daughter by Prince.”

Of the mother’s charges in the baby’s rape related death, St. Charles Prosecuting Attorney Tim Lohmar cites text message evidence of planning, and says:

“In those text messages she suggested and encouraged some unspeakable things … It is very, very disturbing.”

Neighbor of Prince, John Ezell, saw Ashlynn enter the suspect’s trailer with her mother on the night of the baby’s alleged rape and murder, and he says:

“I saw them take the baby in and out, but you never imagine something like that is going on. I am glad she is charged … I hate to see baby killers go free.”

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Probable cause affidavits in the case detail the baby’s rape and horrific injuries, reading:

“Ashlynn was sexually assaulted causing multiple tears to her anus, a massive laceration to her rectum with massive hematoma in the area of the pelvis … The injuries to her anus and rectum of Ashlynn were sufficient to eventually cause her death even without the strangulation.”

Howell has been charged with child abuse and murder following baby Ashlynn’s rape and murder.

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71 Responses to “Baby Raped, Dies, Mother Charged For ‘Encouraging’ Boyfriend”

  1. Melinda Buchanan

    Please do not let these people go free and give them the death penatly. This story makes me vomit.

  2. Sharena Marie Beverage

    Sterilize both of them and let them rot in jail. They'll probably have to stay in solitary confinement so other inmates don't beat them up everyday. This is beyond disturbing.

  3. Patti Knox

    Please do not give these perverts life in prison. Why should we tax payers keep them up the rest of their useless lives? They are not human nor are they animnals. Animnals take much better care of their babies. Jail is much too good for them.

  4. Patti Knox

    The more I think of both of you, the sicker, I become. Could totally vomit at this very moment. Would be so happy if I was permited to shove a fence post in both of your asses. And laugh my ass off as you cried in pain, just like that little precious baby did. What would thrill me even more, is to but a stick of dynamite up the vagina and into the penise of both of you satan worship idiots. Believe me, if the government gives a chance, I will do it gladly. However, the law is on yourside, so guess I will have to keep your worthless ass up in prison. Going to prison? Humm, I do truly think you will "just reward" there. Sure hope so.

  5. Casie LeClair

    I hope once Torr convicted and go to your cells the guards tell the others who will surely give you more pain then you can handle i hope you both get sodomized with a hot curling iron… Happy trails… Scumbag fucks

  6. Jerry Dowden

    Both. of them need to be killed!!! Some sick perverts in this world…..just another example of someone that dnt need to have kids!!!

  7. Barrett Miller

    I hope to god that there two monsters rot in prison. The death penalty is an easy way out for them. poor baby Ashlynn suffered at the hands of these two, and i believe that they should

  8. Barrett Miller

    They should have to suffer the real of their lives in prison. where the other prisoners can torture them. i don't believe people like these two should receive the death penalty, child molesters should be made to suffer the same fate as they delt to their victims.

  9. Sherry Belknap

    to me jail is too good for people like that. They should b put in the stockades and put in the town square for a public stoning. Even that would b to good for them.

  10. Angie Cook

    sorry for language but bitch should die and so should he.

  11. Rhea Walls

    Nothing is bad enough for them… I wish we could put them both in general population and have the guards turn their backs for a few hours.

  12. April Mejia

    I read about this tragedy yesterday, I cried myself to sleep last night. I am so heartbroken for you, baby Ashlynn. I hope that this will show our government, judges, jail/prison systems that monsters like this "man" should NOT be released from custody the 1st time! I strongly believe that anyone who abuses a child in any way, or encourages others to do so, shouldn't get to be locked up and live off the tax payers money. They should get 2 things, a good beat down & a one way ticket to the center of the ocean. Let the sharks and such rip them to shreds. They've proved that they cannot function as hardworking, loyal, honest, loving, family-oriented people, why should they live responsibility-free off of tax payers money? I am a stay at home mom, 2 daughters, 18 months & 4 months, & 3 step-children. My husband works VERY hard to take GREAT care of our babies, why should his money support these monsters?

  13. April Mejia

    that's a good question. I wish I could answer it, but I cannot understand how anyone could hurt a baby, at all..let alone do something like this.

  14. Gwen Hall

    To read something like this just breakes my heart!

  15. Diane La'Ree Peagler

    …me too.. Don't know why I read this either…. feel sick… hope they both get put in populaton…..ugh… henious…just henious……

  16. Sharon Moore

    If the inmates from where they were locked up don't give them the same treatment, the inmates from whereever they are sent will. Prisons hold inmates who have committed a wide range of crimes. But it is generally known that when a child molesterer/killer is received with getting the same treatment they gave the children. In some cases, the guards are forced to separate the molester from the rest of the population. These inmates don't live too long after. So we can only hope these 2 get the same treatment. I do hope they last a while so that their last days are filled with nothing but pain and misery.

  17. Sharon Moore

    If the inmates from where they were locked up don't give them the same treatment, the inmates from whereever they are sent will. Prisons hold inmates who have committed a wide range of crimes. But it is generally known that when a child molesterer/killer is received with getting the same treatment they gave the children. In some cases, the guards are forced to separate the molester from the rest of the population. These inmates don't live too long after. So we can only hope these 2 get the same treatment. I do hope they last a while so that their last days are filled with nothing but pain and misery.

  18. Sharon Moore

    If the inmates from where they were locked up don't give them the same treatment, the inmates from whereever they are sent will. Prisons hold inmates who have committed a wide range of crimes. But it is generally known that when a child molesterer/killer is received with getting the same treatment they gave the children. In some cases, the guards are forced to separate the molester from the rest of the population. These inmates don't live too long after. So we can only hope these 2 get the same treatment. I do hope they last a while so that their last days are filled with nothing but pain and misery.

  19. Hunter Jones Hampton

    Sometimes people just need killin' These two qualify……

  20. Jeff Rogers

    no…death is too easy or them…put them both in gen pop…they will be dealt with accordingly!

  21. Anonymous

    HOW SICK ARE THEY?
    RAPE A 4 MONTH OLD?
    HOW DO YOU GET AROUSED BY CHILD?
    TO THINK THAT THE MOM ENCOURAGED IT!
    I DON'T KNOW WHO IS MORE OF THE PSYCHO HERE!
    RAPE THEM BOTH..REPEATEDLY AND THEN TORTURE THEM TO DEATH!
    AIR IS TOO PRECIOUS FOR THEM TO BREATHE!

  22. Tara Snead

    Normally, I would be the first to stand up and say execute these sick bastards, but… even in prison there is a code and the lowest scum on their totem pole is baby killers. Once the prisoners get finished doing to him what he did to that poor baby, the guards will find his bloody beaten body in the shower, saving the state a whole lot of money housing him for 20 years on death row.

  23. Deanna Hollings

    I'd like to see open season on child abusers just once.

  24. Darlene Baker

    I have no words for the way that I feel after reading this story. I cannot believe a mother could allow something like this to happen to her child. But then since she did allow this she was never a mother. She might have given birth to this poor innocent child but she was never a "MOTHER". As far as I'm concerned there is nothing that could be done to this woman, and I use the term loosely, that is bad enough punishment. I only hope she suffers horribly before she dies. ROT IN HELL YOU PIECE OF FILTH.

  25. Mary Withanopinion

    Oh how I wish I could be the one to exact punishment on these sick monsters. It scares me to death to think of the things that I could dream up for them. God forgive me….

  26. Mary Withanopinion

    Oh how I wish I could be the one to exact punishment on these sick monsters. It scares me to death to think of the things that I could dream up for them. God forgive me….

  27. Harvey Lain

    Just give me a half hour in a locked room with that thing, a sharp knife and a propane torch.

  28. Eryn Stilp

    Ohhhh I think chances are VERY good that they will BOTH be raped to death in prison. Oh, Big Bubba and Big Bertha are anxiously awaiting their arrivals!

  29. Donna Hutch

    I just can't stop cying! I am a suvivor of being raped and tourtured from age 4 to 17, my body is falling apart. This poor baby, so sad, truly heart broken! Rest in Paradise Sweet Angel!

  30. Michele Perry

    Just kill the both of them. This is beyond sick, way beyond. I cannot imagine anything worse than this. Give them both the death penalty, but make it hurt, real bad first.

  31. Michele Perry

    Just kill the both of them. This is beyond sick, way beyond. I cannot imagine anything worse than this. Give them both the death penalty, but make it hurt, real bad first.

  32. Michele Perry

    Harriet Holmberg Nope. They'll put him in a unit with others like him. They have "safe" places for these assholes. I say put them in general pop and let the other inmates bring justice for that poor innocent baby!

  33. Sally Peterson

    I am sickened beyond words here. What has happened to America? We are the face of disgust and that bitch should rot in hell or one of our many prisons in the USA for sick fucks like her.

  34. Sally Peterson

    I am sickened beyond words here. What has happened to America? We are the face of disgust and that bitch should rot in hell or one of our many prisons in the USA for sick fucks like her.

  35. Sally Peterson

    couldn't have put it better myself. I would take the bitch out myself not even knowing her and make an example up and down their home town streets. Truly saddened by this event

  36. American Pancake

    How can this happen were they high on drugs? What ever the reason AND if there is clear evidence that they committed this heinous act they should be executed. I generally am against the death penalty because there are cases where the state has the wrong perpetrators but again, if they have the right people or if these two admit to their acts just kill them already. A quick bullet to the brain will suffice.

  37. Debbie Roberts

    kill them, kill them, kill them…. but first torture them to the brink of death, then bring them back and do it all over again with no pain meds.. let them know what it is to suffer!! that poor, poor baby…

  38. Kelly Roberts Jacques

    i don't even know what to say except that it makes me sick & breaks my heart…..:(

  39. Anonymous

    Two evil jack-asses need to be raped in prison severely. I hope they suffer twice the worst they can ever get.

  40. Anonymous

    Two evil jack-asses need to be raped in prison severely. I hope they suffer twice the worst they can ever get.

  41. Will Stark

    You're kidding right? You jail someone who's a pedophile and that's basically a free execution. I say jail them. They're gonna die either way, may as well do it the cheaper way. Killing them through the system is more tedious and costs way more. Like Harriet said; prisoners do not like child molesters and they often kill them as soon as word gets out of what they did.

  42. Michelle Angel Wulfe

    Oh my god… Being on the other side of the country I just learned of this. You messed up poor excuse for a human being Jessica peters . I wish I never even knew you sick twisted ass . Talking about love for your children and how you wanted to raise her in a good and loving home . I despise you. I despise that I ever knew you. Damn fucked up thing.. I won't even call this bitch a person anymore . That would insult actual people. I hope you suffer something feirce…. I'm so disturbed and sick to my stomach . I have a 10 month old. How the hell could anyone ever do this?

  43. Michelle Angel Wulfe

    Oh my god… Being on the other side of the country I just learned of this. You messed up poor excuse for a human being Jessica peters . I wish I never even knew you sick twisted ass . Talking about love for your children and how you wanted to raise her in a good and loving home . I despise you. I despise that I ever knew you. Damn fucked up thing.. I won't even call this bitch a person anymore . That would insult actual people. I hope you suffer something feirce…. I'm so disturbed and sick to my stomach . I have a 10 month old. How the hell could anyone ever do this?