Mother Charged In Death Of A 3-Year-Old
Two months following 3-year-old Jaiden Cowart tumbled from a lift at Charlotte Douglas International Airport and kicked the bucket, and his mom is confronting kid misuse and disregard charges. Records show the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Police Department as of late took out three offense warrants against Cowart’s mom, Jiterria Lightner.
“She’s a single parent that was watching three kids at an air terminal, and I figure the conditions could have happened to various us,” her lawyer Michael Greene said. “I don’t think they ascend to the degree of wrongdoing.”
Lightner said she was voyaging alone with her children the night her child tumbled from the highest point of an elevator at Charlotte-Douglas International Airport. He spent away three days after the fact on September 28 from “obtuse power wounds, tumble from tallness,” as indicated by the Mecklenburg County Medical Examiner’s Office.
As many individuals gave thousands to a GoFundMe for Cowart’s memorial service and internment, police at first named the fall a mishap. “I was shocked,” Greene said of CMPD’s choice to charge Lightner. Since Lightner’s dealing with indictments, he trusts the open store’s judgment.
“Right up ’til the present time, she despite everything can’t describe the story without separating,” Greene said. “This wasn’t a case where she was not focusing on her kids,” Greene said Lightner was in a seat under 15 feet away attempting to orchestrate a ride home, as her children, ages 2, 3 and 4 years of age, advanced toward an unlimited space between the elevator and stairs.
“They were between the stairs and the elevators when he was conveyed upon his arm up the lift,” Greene said. “He was attempting to reach over to snatch the stair railing, and when he attempted to get the railing, that is the point at which he took the sad fall.”