Quinton Tyrone Yates
June 4, 2009 - February 10, 2011
A Grave Memorial
In 2007 D.J. Yates was
arrested for a plot to kill a teenager, D.J. was given a five year
sentence, though it was deferred and that meant after he completed a
successful probation period, it would be dismissed. D.J. violated his
probation a couple of years later and was given yet ANOTHER
suspended sentence, this
time of ten years and if he was to violate his probation again,, he
would serve ten years. If D.J. had been in prison for the first
violation, he would never have been in a position to kill a Quinton
Tyrone Yates. When will those in charge of the "legal" system in our
In the year 2011, a mother would make a call to 911
at about 2:00 p.m. saying that her son was having some problems.
Quinton was transported by ambulance to Integris Baptist Regional
Health Center and was pronounced dead shortly after arriving there.
Speaking with Jessica Schumacher, his mother convinced Police that they
needed to go and arrest Quinton's father, D.J. Yates.
Jessica said that D.J. had woken her up to tell her that he had killed
their son. Jessica called 911, but it was too late to save this little
Angel. At the hospital, it was discovered that Quinton had been
brutally beaten and then burned, by his own father. Quinton's injuries
were burns and bruising on his head and they were being called "moral
wounds". The Medical Examiner said that Quinton had died of blunt
force trauma. Two other children in the home were removed.
Jayne Schumacher was upset that her nephew had died this way:
"He was just a good
kid. He was a happy kid. He was very happy and he was really
He would always come up and give everybody hugs and he would call all
momma and daddy and he loved all of us"
Jayne was now in the process
of helping Jessica plan a funeral for this little Angel.
During his first court appearance, D.J. said:
"I'm sorry, I don't
know what happened"
Charged with first degree murder, D.J. waived a reading of the charges
of against him.
On July 22, 2011, having plead no contest to and having been found
guilty of first degree murder, D.J. Ray Yates, who was 23 years old at
the time, was sentenced to life without parole for the death of 20
month old Quinton.
"He was a little rough
sometimes, but I never thought he would do this to his own son. I'm
really going to miss him"
actually saw Quinton and it was a tragedy. He was severely beaten and
we're all human
have my own son and you can't but think that pain and all of the trauma
that child went
before he died"
Quinton Tyrone Yates of Miami, Oklahoma passed away Thursday February
10, 2011, he was 1 year old. He was born on June 4, 2009 in Miami,
He was preceded in death by his
Great-Great-Grandmother, Ada B. White and his Great Grandfather, Jim D.
is survived by his parents; Jessica James and DJ Yates, 2 brothers,
Dylan James and Alexander Garcia, 1 sister, Felesha Yates,
grandparents, Steven & Jessie Jones of Miami, Oklahoma, Markell
Huft, of Florence, Oregon and Donnie Miller, of Anderson, Missouri, his
great grandmother, Judy Drake, of Miami, Oklahoma. Also surviving are
his aunt, Jayme Schumacher and his uncles, Joseph Schumacher, Tony
Jones, both of Miami and Taylor Miller and Wesley Miller, both of
Funeral services for Quinton Tyrone Yates
will be 11:00 AM, Monday, February 14, 2011 at the Seneca-Cayuga AOA
Building East of Grove with American Indian Rites by Paul Barton.
Burial will be at Basset-Grove Cemetery, East of Grove. Pallbearers
will be Joseph Schumacher, Robert "Gump" Smith, Dennis Mitchell and
Father, Steve Jones. Honorary pallbearers will be Tommy Jones, William
Smith and Tony Jones.
Thank you goes out, again, to Cat who never wants these children to be
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