Amora Bain Carson
November 12, 2007 - December 2, 2008

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How does it happen that a man who is SUPPOSED to be in jail ends up murdering a 13 month old baby in the
name of an exorcism? To make things worse, the man was not even supposed to be around any children who
were not his own biological children or his siblings. An unregistered, 19 year old sex offender, Blaine Milam was
given access to a child by her mother, Jessica Carson. That access would deny the child her right to live.

Reports say that Blaine Milam was sentenced in court by Judge Clay Gossett to spend 180 days in jail, this
would have kept him behind bards until February of 2008 and if it had happened, he never would have been able to kill Amora Carson. Blaine had never registered as a sex offender like he was supposed to. District Attorney Michael Jimerson said that anytime a sentence is ordered as part of a probation agreement, the jail time is to be served before the person can begin probation. He also stated that Blaine should NOT have been out of jail during the time he was able to murder Amora. As it turns out, Blaine was allowed out of jail on a work release program and was expected to serve his 180 days. What actually happened was that he served 48 days, walked out and then never went back. Blaine was able to move to a new county and no one was aware of where he was.

Blaine had been in jail for breaking into a home in the area where he lived. While he was inside the home he
found the bedroom of a 13 year old girl and went through her belongings:

"He went through her underwear drawer and then took adult magazine pictures he cut out
and wrote obscene notes on the pictures telling her he would like to perform each act
with her"
William Brown - Rusk County District Attorney

At that time, Blaine was charged with criminal solicitation of a minor, never having had any physical contact with
the 13 year old girl. While out, Blaine hooked up with Jessica Carson. Eventually the two would become convinced, or so they say, that baby Amora was possessed by demons. The couple decided to do an exorcism that would lead to the death of the beautiful baby Amora. The couple claim to have been trying to beat the demons out of Amora.

In court, a Forensic Pathologist said that Amora's injuries were "shocking". Dr Keith Pinckard provided a long
list of injuries which Amora had suffered during the beating, saying that several of them could have been the one
fatal blow. Amora had numerous broken bones, lacerations of the brain and liver nd severe tears to her sexual
organs and Dr Pinckard said those injuries had occurred before death. Dr Pinckard also said that due to the
extent of her injuries, there was no way for him to determine which of them had been the one to kill her.

During the trial District Attorney Michael Mimerson apologized for what the jurors would have to go through during this the trial. He warned that the murder was brutal and what the police had found when the entered that home had caused nightmares. He added:

"Justice for Amora Bain Carson is worth facing what you're going to have to face"

Blaine's attorney tried to say that Jessica was depressed and that she was the one who had killed Amora:

"She lost touch with reality and lost touch with her daughter. She acted on those
delusional thoughts"

Attorney Rick Hagan

At one point the jury was taken out of the courtroom and Don Killingsworth, Attorney for Jessica Carson made it
clear that Jessica was going to use her Fifth Amendment right to not incriminate herself. Jessica was lead into the courtroom in shackles and Don Killingsworth asked her if she was invoking her Fifth Amendment right not to testify and she said "yes".  When asked if she was called to testify if she would invoke her Fifth Amendment right not to testify, she said that she would not testify.

In May of 2008, a jury found Blaine Milam guilty and sentenced him to death for what he did to this little Angel. The defense team is saying that Blaine has no clue what is going on that he is mentally retarded, child like.

Jessica was found guilty and sentenced to life without parole. She stood silent in court and only nodded her head in response to the judge.

Richard Mutina, Amora's grandfather made a statement:

"Jessie, this has been one of the worst days of my life. I thought long on end what I was going
to tell you. Heather has suffered. I've suffered and Arlene has called me constantly. I want you
to know, I don't hate you. I hate the acts y'all committed. It's affected the lives of not only me
and my family buy many jury members. No matter how much punishment you receive, you will
never suffer the way my granddaughter did. We did care and I still care. Amora is in my home,
in picture frames. That's all I have left of her, besides her daddy who served his country. You're
getting off easy compared to what she got"

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