tragic tot Mother who allegedly called son (5) ‘next Ted Bundy’ charged with his murder
Elijah Lewis died of malnourishment, violence and acute fentanyl intoxication
A mother who allegedly called her five-year-old son the “next Ted Bundy or Jeffery Dahmer” has been charged with his murder.
Danielle Dauphinais is charged with multiple offences in connection with the death of her son Elijah Lewis.
The little boy’s body was found in a shallow grave in a wooded area in a state park in Massachusetts, USA on October 23rd 2021.
He was reported missing on October 14 by the New Hampshire State Department of Children.
Authorities believe he was last seen at his home within the 30 days prior.
An autopsy found that he died by homicide which was “caused by neglect, malnourishment, fentanyl poisoning and violence.”
The medical examiner found “facial and scalp injuries, acute fentanyl intoxication, malnourishment, and pressure ulcers.”
“The malnourishment hinted at weeks, if not months, without adequate food,” the report read
A grand jury indicted Danielle Dauphinais charging her with with one count of first degree murder for purposely causing the death of Elijah Lewis; one count of second degree murder for causing the death of Elijah Lewis recklessly with extreme indifference to the value of human life; and three counts of tampering with witnesses.
She is currently being held without bail, and an arraignment is set to be scheduled in Hillsborough County Superior Court.
Dauphinais (35) and her boyfriend Josef Stapf (30) were arrested on October 17th 2021 in New York on charges of witness tampering and child endangerment.
Elijah’s mother allegedly told a friend via a Snapchat Message that her son would be a serial killer and said that she wanted him “gone.”
It has been reported by Boston Globe that she told her friend Erika Wolfe: “It's so sad but I have no connection with this child.
“His father took him at the age of one and never returned him until last May 2020. He's been getting worse and worse. I want him gone. I can't handle it anymore,” she continued.
In another message she reportedly told of how her son was kept in his room because she couldn’t “trust him at all.”
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