Parents Charged with Capital Murder of Baby

The Jackson Police Department has charged the parents of deceased 18-month-old Jasmine Porter with capital murder. JPD sent the following verbatim statement this morning:

On July 3, 2012 @ approximately 4:00 pm, Precinct 1 officers responded to the Central Mississippi Medical Center (CMMC) in reference to a deceased female child (18 months old). It was discovered that the child had severe bruising to the body. The child’s mother (Jasmine Porter) was initially arrested and charged with Felony Child Abuse.

An autopsy was performed on July, 4, 2012 and the child’s death was ruled a homicide. The charges against the mother were upgraded to Capital Murder. A Capital Murder warrant was issued for the child’s father (Johnny Williams).

On July 6, 2012, Johnny Williams turned himself in to the Jackson Police Department on the Capital Murder warrant.


Jada Williams—18 months


Jasmine Porter —23

Johnny Williams—28


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