BIRTH: November 29, 2005
DEATH: February 12, 2009
Kaylan, 3, was murdered at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. I have seen this more often in doing this blog than any other person. The boyfriend. I also see the mother allowing it happen. What’s wrong with people?
Kaylan was taken to the hospital by her mother, Joy Simmons-Yates, and reported to medical staff that Kaylan had fallen off a horse. She was treated for traumatic brain injury, burns on her feet and toes, and bruises in various stages of healing on her face, neck, ribs, back, legs and thighs. An autopsy report concluded Kaylan died as a result of blunt force trauma to the head, which resulted in a severe brain injury.
Her mother, Joy, later recanted her original story and said she left Kaylan in the care of her boyfriend alone. When she returned home, Joy said she was informed by her 4-year-old daughter that the boyfriend had hit Kaylan.
The boyfriend later told investigators that Kaylan had not fallen off a horse, and he said he may have caused the injuries when trying to revive her after her mother, Joy, called him stating she found Kaylan unresponsive. He later told investigators that he shook the child and held his hands over her mouth to keep her from crying.
The mother, Joy Simmons-Yates, of Kaylan who was fatally beaten, has a long history of investigations by Child Protective Services, according to court documents. She had two other children that was taken into child protective custody, after Kaylan’s death. Simmons-Yates’ other daughter has been adopted and her son is in the custody of grandparents
The boyfriend and the mother, Joy Simmons-Yates have both plead guilty in the death of Kaylan and both were sentenced to 12 years in prison. The mother was sentenced for child neglect. The boyfriend was sentenced for murder.
The boyfriends lawyer had this to say to him at his sentencing, “You would not even be eligible for consideration for parole until you have completed six calender years, which is 50 percent of the 12-year sentence. In fact, I’ve told you that if you sign up to do 12, expect to do all 12, and if you get out a day early, consider that a gift.”
They both got a gift anyway you look at it; they walk out of prison in 12 years and Kaylan will still be gone forever. Where is Kaylan gift? Her murderers basically got off with a slap on the wrist for the horrible things they did to Kaylan that eventually took her life.