Skip to comments.Teenager Charged with Hanging 6-Year-Old Neighbor Girl ($2.5 million bond)
Posted on 09/28/2007 4:44:37 PM PDT by Libloather
Teenager Charged with Hanging 6-Year-Old Neighbor Girl
Last Update: 1:04 pm
CORSICANA, Texas (AP) -- A neighbor of a 6-year-old girl found hanged in her family's garage has been charged in the sexual assault and death of the first-grader, police said Friday.
Shaun Earl Arender, 19, is charged with capital murder in the death of Hanna Mack, whose body was found hanging from the garage rafters before sunrise Sept. 10 by her mother.
Arender lived less than a mile from the Mack's rural home about 65 miles south of Dallas, Navarro County Sheriff's Chief Deputy Mike Cox said. It wasn't immediately clear Friday if Arender had a lawyer yet who could comment on his behalf.
Arender was already in jail on unrelated burglary and drug possession charges. A DNA sample taken from the shirt Hanna was wearing was entered into a Texas Department of Public Safety DNA indexing program Wednesday, and it indicated Arender was a possible match, according to the arrest affidavit.
Arender was questioned Wednesday, and, according to the affidavit "would not give a statement, but put his head on the table and cried."
Two days before Arender was questioned, he cut himself with a piece of glass while in custody on the burglary charge and was taken to a hospital "because he was depressed," according to the affidavit.
Arender's bond is set at $2.5 million.
According to the affidavit, Hannah's body was nude from the waist down when police arrived at the family's home. A brown purse and a camera memory stick were also missing from the residence.
Family members have said Dana Mack saw the youngest of her three daughters sleeping on the couch around 1 a.m. before discovering Hanna's body.
"I'm just absolutely shocked," said Pam Gray, who lives behind the Mack's home. "I'll never have that sense of trust here again."
Two days before Arender was questioned, he cut himself with a piece of glass while in custody on the burglary charge and was taken to a hospital “because he was depressed,” according to the affidavit.
This is a commen ploy used by criminals to move them to a psychiatric hosptial. Used extensively by British louts and gets the police off the hook too by transfering the problem.
So the original person of interest, the womans boyfried, wasn’t the guy so many here was willing to hang.
...by the scrotum.
wow James Hetfield lookalike
Doesn’t exactly sound like they have an open and shut case on this guy either.
I hope they catch the perp
Nah, invoke Rule 303.
So the live-in boyfriend is innocent.
My brother lived in Corsicana - 90% white trash.
I wonder if Sharpton and Jackson will show up...oh wait...that’s just for empty nooses where no actual hanging takes place.
His DNA matched that found on the girl and the blood on a knife inside the house.
But the Step dad had kiddie porn on his computer. I think he was involved somehow. Maybe he set the crime up and watched.
Or would be some time in the future.
Kiddie porn leads to something.
updates of above URLs.
For the rape.
Still up on the Kiddie Porn.
>>Two weeks ago, Navarro County officials announced the arrest of Kevin Wayne Anders, the live-in boyfriend of Hanna’s mother. At the time, he was characterized as the “primary suspect” in the murder case, but was charged only with unlawful possession of child pornography, a third-degree felony. <<
Entering my dotage I guess, because I look at that precious little girl and cry.
Just shoot the perp.
Texas. Good. The p.o.s. should be getting the needle fairly quickly, maybe even within eight years.