Once again, we have to report another monster in our midst. This one likes to smother his woman and burn his own child. But, the great and most awesomest thing about this crime is that it was committed in INDIANA…also known as A DEATH PENALTY STATE. And this creature that, obviously, doesn’t respect life has a little disrespect coming his way.
On September 19, the bodies of 25-year old Tracie Shannon and 9-month old Juliana Shannon were found in their Lawrence, In. apartment. According to the Indianapolis Star, the culprit, Joshwa Carlisle, 22, told police that he had been out to dinner enjoying an evening with his wife when the crime occurred. It wasn’t until he had to actually go and identify the body of his own infant daughter that he finally broke down. The lighter fluid or other accelerant was found burned in a “zig zag” pattern down the baby’s body and Tracie Shannon burned and suffocated.
He faces the death penalty and preliminary charges of one count of arson and two counts of murder, according to the Lawrence Police Department. Allegedly, he was upset that a paternity test had proved he was the father of the child and was ordered to pay $200 per month in child support. Read the rest of this tragic incident here.