Jessica Robbins & her Penis Bradley Adcox
5-year-old Landon Robbins' mom and her boyfriend were charged with aggravated child abuse over the weekend, but Tuesday officials said they had enough evidence to hand down a felony first degree murder charge on both.
Veteran Rhea County detectives say this is the worst case of child abuse they've seen.
"There's just no telling what he went through. He was just a big bruise," Landon's grandfather Jerry Wells said.
"I really had plans to love him," Landon's biological father Gerald Wells said.
Landon's biological dad and granddad live in the Knoxville area. They're struggling to understand why his life was taken Friday.
"He was the most precious kid," Jerry Wells said.
Landon lived in Spring City in his mom, 24-year-old Jessica Robbins', custody. They'd just moved into a camper with her year-long boyfriend, 22-year-old Bradley Adcox, a few weeks ago.
Friday afternoon, she called 911 saying Landon wasn't breathing. First responders found him lying on a make-shift bed in the living room.
"She had said the young child had had a backyard accident the night before," Rhea County Detective Rocky Potter said.
But investigators say he had too many injuries that were not consistent with the "playing accident" story the couple described in interviews over the weekend. They first charged them with aggravated child abuse, but Tuesday said there's enough evidence to charge both with first degree murder. The preliminary autopsy lists multiple blunt force trauma as the cause of the death.
"We haven't had anything like this though. I've been child abuse investigator since Sheriff Neal took over in 2002, and this is the worst one I've had to work," Det. Potter said.
Potter says this case is taking an emotional toll on the entire department.
"We all have children," Det. Potter said.
"I just hope they see what they've done. I hope they open their eyes," Gerald Wells said.
Robbins also had custody of two other children, ages three and four, that also lived with Adcox. They were placed with family members. Investigators wouldn't comment on if they also showed signs of abuse.
The couple is being held in the Rhea County Jail with no bond. They're scheduled for arraignment Friday. Landon's family in Knoxville is planning a vigil in his memory that same day.
http://www.local8now.com/crimetracker/headlines/Mother-and-boyfriend-go-before-judge-to-ask-for-bond-in-5-year-old-death-case-222732181.htmlMother and boyfriend go before judge to ask for bond in 5 year-old death case
The woman and boyfriend charged with murdering the woman's five year-old son in Rhea County went before a judge Friday morning to ask for bond, a request the judge formally denied.
According to Jeff Knight, a Special Projects Officer with the Rhea County Sheriff's Department, Jessica Robbins and her boyfriend Bradley Adcox appeared before Judge James McKenzie for their bond hearing. Knight said Judge McKenzie denied them bond.
Robbins and Adcox will now go before Judge McKenzie again on September 18th for their preliminary hearing, where the charges against them will be formally read to them, and they will enter their pleas.
Knight also corrected information previously given on Jessica Robbins.
originally told Jessica Robbins is a 29 year-old woman. Robbins is actually 24 years-old
http://evansmortuary.biz/landon-cole-lee-robbins/Landon Cole Lee Robbins, age 5 of Spring City, Tennessee passed away at Rhea County Medical Center in Dayton, Tennessee on Friday, August 30, 2013. Landon was a student at Spring City Elementary in Spring City, Tennessee. He was a young boy who enjoyed life. He is preceded in death by Great-Grandparents, Alfred & Dorothy Boles; Great-Grandmother, JoAnn Powell; Special Cousin, Wesley Frady; Special Friend, Bentlee Jenkins.
Landon leaves behind to cherish his Memory:
Father: Gerald Wells of Oliver Springs, Tennessee
Mother: Jessica Robbins of Spring City, Tennessee
Sisters: Brooklyn Wells and Samantha Wells of Spring City, Tennessee
Grandparents: Michael Boles & Sherry Robbins of Spring City, Tennessee
Denny & Karen Mullins of Oakdale, Tennessee
Jerry Wells & Misty of Rockwood, Tennessee
Great-Grandparents: Ray & Barbara Robbins of Marion, North Carolina
Great-Grandfather: Earl Powell of Rockwood, Tennessee
Special Aunt: Jennifer Thompson of Marion, North Carolina
Special Uncles: Brian Thompson of Marion, North Carolina
Mitchell Boles of Spring City, Tennessee
Other Aunts: Ashley Green, Tonya Wilson
Uncles: Matt Humfleet, Bradley Wells, Buddy Wells
Special Friend: Eli King
Host of Aunts, Uncles, and Cousins
Arrangements are as follows:
Visitation will be on Wednesday, September 4, 2013 at 6:00pm to 8:00pm in the Chapel of Evans Mortuary of Rockwood, Tennessee
I wouldnt have included moms name in obit but Im a bitch like that