2006 - March 12,
A Grave Memorial
Yvonne Slaughter, who was 27 at the time, asked police if she had
killed her daughter, "Is she dead"? Danielle was walking down the
street in Las Vegas, stripping out of her clothing, barefoot and she
blood all over her. Danielle told Police that the blood was "lamb of
God". Police found Kyla Franks, Daniell's six year old daughter dead,
in their home.
What would cause a
mother to stab her child to death with scissors?
Danielle would later claim that it was the diet
pills she was
taking and that she was having trouble sleeping
ever since she started taking the drug Hydroxycut,
before killing her daughter. Danielle also
claimed that she knew there was an evil presence around her and that
she and Kyla had been sitting on the bed
when her daughter started to talk in an evil voice and then began
to laugh the same way. Danielle said that
her daughter had starting kicking and clawing at her. Danielle claimed
to have only had one hour of sleep in the four days prior to killing
Homicide Lt. Ray Steiber
did believe that Danielle had been having
trouble sleeping and said she might have been suffering some affects
from the weight loss drug. Danielle
was arrested and refused to leave her cell to go to court and her
arraignment was rescheduled. Justice Of The
Peace Joe. M. Bonaventure told a supervisor at the jail that he
expected Danielle to be brought to
court, even if it was by force. The Deputy Public Defender, Andrea
Luem, told the judge she would like to get a
psychological evaluation done on her client as she was worried about
her mental state and if she was able to
understand the charges against her.
Danielle appeared in
court and told the judge that she did understand
the charges against her though it was reported
that she seemed
to be confused about a mandatory evidence
hearing and how soon it should be held. Danielle plead not guilty by
reason of insanity and was taken
back to the jail where she was being held without bond and was charged
with murder. If convicted, she could spend
the rest of her life in prison. Let's hope that life will
start MEANING life, very
When looking for an obituary, I found this on the obituary page:
message from Kyla's family:
"Thank you for your
prayers, which have increased our faith;
Your words, which have
encouraged our hearts;
Your presence which has
given up arms to lean on.
The thought of every
card and expression of kindness
and sympathy added a
touch of beauty.
Because of your caring
you have made our
burden much lighter.
Please continue to pray
and may God's Blessing
forever shine on each of you.
Friday, March 30, 2012
Chapel of Roses
Simpson Family Mortuary
3443 W. Manchester Blvd.
Inglewood, Ca 90305
Inglewood Park Cemetery
As of June 9, 2014, there is nothing new
to report about this case.
Death Occurred in the state of Nevada
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