Leilani Simon has pleaded not guilty to all charges that she killed her 20-month-old son Quinton Simon. On November 23, at around 11 a.m., she had a court hearing, but she didn’t show up. Instead, she let her defense attorney speak for her. During the hearing, Leilani’s lawyer pleaded not guilty to all of the charges against her.
Leilani was taken to the Chatham County Detention Center on Monday, November 21, after police charged her with killing her son, hiding the death of another person, making up reports of a crime, and making false claims in writing.
She was still the main suspect in the case when, on October 5, she reported that her toddler son had gone missing from her home on Buckhalter Road and was later thought to be dead on October 12.
Simon was also not given a bond because it was out of the judge’s area of responsibility. According to Fox 28 Savannah, the next hearing is set for January 11. It also said that police do not expect to make any more arrests in the case.
Chief Hadley of the Chatham County Police Department told the public that police and the FBI found human remains at a Waste Management landfill while they were looking for Quinton.
“On Friday, our search teams found what they thought were human bones at the Waste Management landfill,” he said. “This afternoon, the FBI lab in Quantico, Virginia, confirmed that they are, in fact, human bones. We are doing more testing including a DNA test and we have every reason to believe that this will show that the remains are Quinton’s “Hadley added.
He said that some of the “human remains” are human bones and that there are also “some other pieces of evidence.” According to the news source, FBI Agent Will Clark said that it could be days before they know for sure that the bones are Quinton’s.
Hadley talked about why Leilani was taken into custody on Monday. Hadley said, “We think we have a very strong case.” “We have spent a lot of time on this, and we think that doing it today was the right thing to do. If I may go off script a bit, she doesn’t deserve a Thanksgiving at all. Quinton should have that.” He also talked about what this important find meant to him after searching for more than a month.
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