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.
Ah, some were ready to hang the mother too.
>>Investigators linked Shaun Earl Arender, who was already in jail on burglary and drug possession charges unrelated to the murder, to the crime scene with DNA evidence from Hannah’s shirt, according to Navarro County Sheriff’s Chief Deputy Mike Cox.<<
Oh Please! That's an ignorant statement.
According to this report the affidavit says “possible match”
I used to live in New Middletown, Ohio, 99% white trash.
Having 'Earl' as a middle name makes a suspect instantly guilty, and you already know that.
All those who were attacking the mother should be ashamed.
I believe this happened around Navarro Mills Lake which is not Corsicana. Both are in Navarro County with Corsicana being the county seat. We had a lake house on Lake Richland Chambers and I did some work in Corsicana for two years. There are a lot of people who would be considered poor and some might be labeled white trash, but the majority are decent working people.
They have to say possible because DNA tests are never a 100%.
They found the DNA and checked it against the DNA on file.
They shouldn’t call him a teenager.
It should read that he is an ADULT.
What do you define as an attack?
She married a man who had kiddie porn on his home computer. This was not the father of her child. If you define faulting the mother for putting her child in danger as an attack, then yes, she deserved the attack.
There is a memory stick from a camera missing. Hmmmmmm. I wonder what pictures were on there and of whom.
Well do we know that for sure? It seems like we always hear that and as far as that goes if it was adult porn would that also mean he was involved somehow? If someone views legal adult porn is that individual automaticaly suspect if a rape occurs in the neighborhood? BTW, some of the pics posted I have seen here in certain threads would be considered pornographic to some FReepers.
I’ll take your 99 and raise you a hillbilly.
A person looking at Adult Pornography can act that out with a consenting adult.
So what does kiddie porn lead to? A consenting child?
I thought it was "Lee" as a middle name that made for instant guilt?
No problem, hang them both and let the man sort it out!
Hope he gets put in the general population, then gets the needle.
Hope he gets put in the general population, then gets the needle.
Not before he goes a half dozen rounds with someone. I volunteer.
"Arender's bond is set at $2.5 million."
How does someone get a chance to make bond in a capital murder case?
I’m right behind you.
James "Earl" Ray would object to that statment...
...had he not died in prison while serving a life sentence for murder.
Great movie eh?
If this guy’s guilty, no punishment is too harsh for him. Just the absolute lowest scum is all he is.
You are no doubt right. Everyone (including me) who believes the police MAY have arrested the right man based on evidence is an ignorant, overzealous, maniacal fool.
We are peasants with pitchforks after the wrong man, because we are idiots who only look at a person’s appearance.
The police arrested the wrong man, and you are certain of that.
Thanks for clearing that up.
Words fail me. This evil SOB deserves worse than death. Lock him in prison with a pervert who will do to him sexually what he did to this girl and then hang him.
We may need to come to a point when we demand killers get the same treatment they gave their victims. I'm okay with that...
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