Ajo Woman Sentenced For Death of 6-Year-Old Boy

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An Ajo Arizona woman, Latoya Leonardine Johnson, was sentenced to 35 years in prison followed by five years of supervised release for murdering a six-year-old boy on the Tohono O’odham Indian Reservation. Johnson previously pleaded guilty to Second Degree Murder.

According to the Department of Justice DOJ), on September 24, 2017, the Federal Bureau of Investigation, United States Border Patrol, and members of the Tohono O’odham Police Department began to search for the missing six-year-old victim. They ultimately located foot sign indicating an adult and a child had walked from the remote village into the desert. While following the foot sign, law enforcement came across the victim’s t-shirt and found a long wooden object. From there, the adult footprints continued along with what appeared to be drag marks. Ultimately, the footprints led law enforcement to discover the victim’s body.

A Tribal member of Tohono O’odham, Johnson admitted to walking the victim, who lived nearby, into the desert and beating him with the wooden object, resulting in his death, according to the DOJ.

The boy was also a Tribal member of Tohono O’odham.

1 Comment

  1. What could a 6 yr old boy do to deserve this ?
    What ever a child is a reflection of his parents
    If loved He will learn to love
    If taught hate he will hate
    If taught disipline he himself conducts himself wisely
    But a 6 yr old innocent child to be beaten so horriably by this feral woman makes my heart hurt
    No child should be treated this way
    And i will assume Drugs were involed because no sane woman could do this to a child for any reason
    I hope she never forgets the horror and hell will torment her forever
    Shame on who didnt protect this child from his death
    Hope all are found and convicted
    A innocent 6 yr old beaten to death Should Never Happen Ever

    Ps ADI if my comments offend please let me know I am grown up enough to understand and tone it down But to not post them and not warn me, How am I to change them ..Thank You

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