Melissa Towne Wiki – Melissa Towne Bio
Melissa Towne, Prosecutors said that when Nichole survived the knife wound, Melissa Towne sat on top of her and strangled her for 30 to 45 minutes.
A Texas woman allegedly confessed to killing her 5-year-old daughter because she considered the girl “evil” and wanted no more dealings with her. According to the prosecution, Melissa Towne took her daughter Nichole to Spring Creek Park in Tomball, Texas, to commit the crime on Sunday, October 16.
Melissa Towne is 37 years old.
Killed Her Five Years old Daughter
The mother then motioned for her daughter to kneel down once they got deeper into the woods. According to The Sun report, Towne then grabbed her daughter’s hair with his left hand and slashed her throat with a knife in his right hand. The prosecutor claimed that after the initial injuries when the girl got into a fight and began screaming, Towne strangled her for 30 to 45 minutes while she covered his head with a garbage bag. Towne claimed that he was able to place the garbage bag over her daughter’s head while he sat on top of her and covered her mouth with her hand. At one point, the girl even pleaded with him, saying, “I’ve been good,” but her mother told her to stop fighting.
Towne then put Nichole’s body in a laundry bag and drove to the neighborhood hospital to dispose of her body. He requested a wheelchair for his daughter from a hospital nurse, who then asked about the patient’s condition. According to the prosecution, Towne said his daughter’s body was in pain. The nurse then went outside to Towne’s Jeep, where she discovered the mesh bag. Opening the bag, she saw the boy inside with a cut-throat and bruises around his eyes, lips, and neck. The five-year-old boy was pronounced dead by a doctor and Towne was taken into police custody at the scene. Police discovered a knife in Towne’s pocket but were unable to find any other evidence of the crime in the park.
The fact that Towne is not the child’s primary caregiver was later made public in court. According to a representative from the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services who spoke with ABC7, Towne has a history with Child Protective Services, but CPS was unable to release further details as the information is confidential.
The mother also has three other children, ranging in age from two to 18, but the spokeswoman said they are all safe and have been staying with other family members. Towne is being held in the Harris County jail on a $15 million bond after being charged with capital murder.