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Boyfriend kills toddler while mom on job interview

Jamie Shelton Brown, age 36, (Photo Credit: Richmond County Sheriff's Office)

Jamie Shelton Brown, age 36, (Photo Credit: Richmond County Sheriff’s Office)

The city of Augusta, Georgia is grieving and seething in anger over the brutal beating death of an 18-month-old toddler at the hands of her mother’s boyfriend. According to police, last week Jamie Shelton Brown (no relation), 36, was babysitting his girlfriend’s toddler daughter, Karmen Tianna Lashay Brown, and two older siblings. When the mother, identified as Shakelia Brown, returned home from a job interview several hours later, she found Karmen unresponsive, bruised and beaten. The mother went from door to door asking for help and someone attempted CPR on the child to no avail. An ambulance soon arrived and transported the toddler to the hospital.

Police were called to the hospital because of the noticeable bruising on the child’s face and forehead. After interviewing the child’s mother and witnesses, police arrested Jamie Shelton Brown on charges of first degree cruelty to children and felony murder. The body of little girl was transported from Augusta to the Georgia Bureau of Investigations Crime Lab in Atlanta for an autopsy. It has been determined that the child suffered blunt force trauma to the head, a hematoma to the center of her forehead, multiple superficial wounds to her face, bruising to her eye orbits, abrasions to her nose, a superficial wound to her right knee, and a large abrasion to the left side of her forehead.

Karmen Tianna Lashay Brown, age 18-months old (Photo Source: Shakelia Brown/ Facebook)

Karmen Tianna Lashay Brown, age 18-months old (Photo Source: Shakelia Brown/ Facebook)

Neighbors have stated that they knew something was wrong in the household because of the way the child reacted around the boyfriend. According to one woman, “That baby screamed and hollered every time she just seen him she just screamed and hollered. So that should have told her something right there. That the baby is scared of him. He’s doing something to her.” Another neighbor who wanted remain anonymous stated “You could hear Karmen crying, crying, crying, crying and she says it’s been going on for about three days. He had been hitting that baby and all kinds of stuff.”

Despite this, it seems that the toddler’s mother failed to notice these warning signs of abuse and the criminal history of the boyfriend. According to police records, Brown has five previous criminal violations, charges for cocaine, disorderly conduct and simple battery. Brown had his first court appearance this past Tuesday.



41 Comments

  1. FuZ on May 12, 2016 at 8:44 am

    She had been abused before this job interview. The job interview is just an excuse. Unless it was out of state, that child was bruised before “mom” left the house.
    So when “baby daddy” won’t stick around, it’s cool to leave your kids with the next dude.
    The boyfriend is trash and should be dealt with. Please let prison justice prevail. And although I would despise the other 2 children be put in foster care, the “mother” needs to go to jail as well.

    • Kenyatta Smith on May 12, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Yes lock her ass up too
      She wanna be with that motherfucker now y’all can share a jail cell

      • Sandra Wallace on May 13, 2016 at 4:01 pm

        I don’t think that’s how jail works…

        • Kenyatta Smith on May 15, 2016 at 3:32 am

          I know that’s NOT HOW IT WORKS

          • Sandra Wallace on May 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm

            Just wanna make sure that we’re on the same page



        • Why72 on May 16, 2016 at 10:38 am

          Its called sarcasm Sandra. Laugh a liitle

          • Sandra Wallace on May 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm

            This message needs to be directed at yourself my friend.



          • Why72 on May 16, 2016 at 7:37 pm

            You said that’s not how jail works to Kenyatta when she said lock them up together. She was using sarcasm, she knows that can’t happen. That is why I responded.



          • Sandra Wallace on May 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

            Oh ok, thanks for the heads up my friend 😉



          • Why72 on May 16, 2016 at 9:30 pm

            You are welcome. I wasn’t trying to be mean



          • Sandra Wallace on May 16, 2016 at 9:38 pm

            Neither was I. Be blessed 🙂



        • Anna on May 16, 2016 at 6:05 pm

          She’s being sarcastic.

          • Sandra Wallace on May 16, 2016 at 7:28 pm

            So was I…



  2. Talanye on May 12, 2016 at 10:08 am

    This is beyond sad??GOD BLESS YOUR LITTLE ONES??

  3. Christine on May 12, 2016 at 11:40 am

    These “mothers” having anybody around their children is crazy…No amount of d&ck is more important than your child smh.

    • Cj on May 14, 2016 at 5:28 pm

      Exactly that’s what I’m saying that’s ridiculous

  4. Kenyatta Smith on May 12, 2016 at 4:47 pm

    Lock her ASS up TOO!!! I am sick of mother’s leaving their children with these low down men. This breaks my heart!!
    LOCK HER ASS UP TOO!!!!!!!!!!
    That child gave her mother also all the signs that he was a PIECE OF SHIT!!!!! SHE IGNORED IT!!!!!
    LOCK HER ASS UP TOO!!!!!!

  5. Marisol Ramirez on May 13, 2016 at 8:41 pm

    Bitches should stop leaving their kids around everyone, especially their sorry ass boyfriends

  6. Rina on May 14, 2016 at 1:33 pm

    If y’all bitch ass men wanna abuse somebody go abuse another man.. (U know u aint gettin off easy fighting another man) Y’all keep attacking these innocent children. I hope dude Burns in hell???

    • 3deon on May 16, 2016 at 9:30 am

      Ikr. Can’t protect your kids no way unless you with them 24/7. Touch mines right or wrong , I’m gone die about mines..

      • icelady5 on May 16, 2016 at 12:18 pm

        i feel that wat u saying that u can not protect your kids all the time but hell theses women now days need to do a background check on theses nicca that they have around there kids go to courtsearch.com and look theses mofo up before u worry about getting some dick and think oh he a nice guy bs mofo record long asf [email protected] ass women not all but this is really fuck up

        • MaatMachina on May 16, 2016 at 6:56 pm

          thats informative sure but….dang. to even be operating in thatr realm of mindset…and not snap that your baby is more important than your next piece. I wonder where the father is

      • MaatMachina on May 16, 2016 at 6:50 pm

        of course anybody with half a grain of sense can do better than a three day beating to death protecting your baby is way simpler than this silly excremental response

      • Yolanda on May 17, 2016 at 7:24 pm

        God bless and sorry for your lost

    • Duende Brooks on May 17, 2016 at 7:01 pm

      You have better chance of him fighting another man because hell isn’t real.

      • Paula Lancaster Harris on May 18, 2016 at 12:29 pm

        I agree with you hell isn’t real.

  7. Mz T on May 15, 2016 at 9:17 am

    She definitely needs to be locked up too for endangering her child. She knew that scumbag was harming her child, if she didn’t, that’s poor parenting!

  8. icelady5 on May 16, 2016 at 2:12 am

    this is a damn shame i got a gbaby thats her age little girl and my heart aches real bad but this mothers need to go to parenting classes or keep your damn legs shut i lets nobody watch my grandbaby not even the father i tell my daughter to bring her to me and this is y u never trust no man around your girls i never played that idc oh he ok he wont do nothing hell naw he wont get a chance to i got my grandbaby but that mother is crying all hard and she needs to u never leave a little girl with no man hell hes ass shud have been going out to get the job and he look fucking bipolar god u no wats best sooo sad

    • MaatMachina on May 16, 2016 at 6:57 pm

      old school wisdom. No man alone with your baby but the dad

    • evening agenda on May 17, 2016 at 9:43 am

      These young girls need some old school wisdom in their lives. Its sad but with men, you never know..

  9. icelady5 on May 16, 2016 at 3:38 am

    THIS IS FOR ALL THE ONES THAT SAY THEY HERD THE BABY CRYING FOR THREE DAYS AND THE ONE THATS ON THE NEWS IT TO LATE YALL SHUD HAVE DID SOMETHING SHE WUD STILL BE HERE DONT WAIT TO GET ON NEWS AND THEN SAY THAT SHIT GRRRRRR THE MOTHER NEW SOMETHING HE PROBALY WAS HITTING HER TO SMMFH FUCK THAT I DID SOMETHING SO MAD

    • MaatMachina on May 16, 2016 at 6:59 pm

      freeking COWARDS….”OH IT NUN OF MY BIZNESS, AINT GONNA TANGLE WITH THAT CRAY CRAY N” …and now its an news filming op. time to get on tv and ACT

  10. mislovejones on May 16, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Sad that the neighbors suspected something and never reported it. So if the mother was “dick whooped” what the heck was wrong with the neighbors?

    • evening agenda on May 17, 2016 at 9:45 am

      Girl was she “dick whooped”? Did you read that somewhere? SMH. dang shame!

  11. Cancer1951 on May 16, 2016 at 6:38 pm

    Two words……BIRTH CONTROL!!!

  12. MaatMachina on May 16, 2016 at 6:48 pm

    IMMATURITY among an entire community—-childish lack of common sense fortitude, empathy—-
    CHILDREN with sex habits and EBT cards

    • evening agenda on May 17, 2016 at 9:47 am

      It goes pretty deep..

  13. Paula Lancaster Harris on May 16, 2016 at 8:03 pm

    2 Timothy 3: 6 From among these arise men who slyly work their way into households and captivate weak woman loaded down with sins, led by various desires, 7 always learning and yet never able to come to an accurate knowledge of truth.

    I don’t care how many teddy bears. Balloons, flowers and cards that is placed at the scene, or tears sheld these sad stories are a sign of the awful attitude of our day. Poor babies.

    • Duende Brooks on May 17, 2016 at 7:03 pm

      You can tell the weak women, the ones who believe in a astrology book rewritten 100 times

      • Paula Lancaster Harris on May 18, 2016 at 12:19 pm

        NWT(bible) that’s where I got 2 Timothy 3: 6, 7.

  14. DUKUNU on May 16, 2016 at 9:13 pm

    Another female with children taking a criminal into her home! Will they ever learn to respect themselves and respect the lives of their children?