IOSCO COUNTY, MI. (THECOUNT) — Justine Johnson has been accused within the brutal homicide of her daughter after the 3-year-old’s physique was present in a trash bag in Tawas Metropolis, a Lake Huron space group in Iosco County, Michigan.
Johnson, 22, later instructed investigators she had taken orders from SpongeBob who appeared on her TV, commanding her to kill her daughter, Sutton Mosser, or herself face dying.
Johnson is accused of then stabbing her daughter a number of occasions on Sept. 16, earlier than stuffing the kid’s lifeless physique in a black Hefty bag. The incident came about only a few days after Mosser’s third birthday.
The next day, the suspect’s 17-year-old brother, Knesley Johnson, came visiting and requested the place Sutton was, to which Justin replied, “thoughts your f*****g enterprise.” Knesley known as the Oscoda Township Police Division on Sept. 17 after discovering Sutton’s physique within the trash, studies complicated.
Johnson instructed Ryan Eberline, an investigator with Youngster Protecting Companies, that she hallucinated that SpongeBob instructed her to kill her daughter or face dying herself whereas experiencing heroin withdrawal.
“She instructed me that she didn’t bear in mind the specifics of what occurred on the time of what occurred to Sutton, that she was experiencing hallucinations attributable to heroin withdrawal and never sleeping for roughly two weeks,” Eberline instructed the courtroom throughout Johnson’s preliminary listening to on Friday. “She was getting hallucinations from the TV that had instructed her to take her daughter’s life or they might kill her.”
Eberline continued, “It was SpongeBob who was saying this stuff on the TV. If she didn’t do what she did to her daughter they might kill her. She mentioned she was afraid for her life and he or she had misplaced her thoughts.”
Johnson is being held in jail with none bond. She has a pre-trial listening to scheduled for Feb. 28. If convicted of the felony homicide cost, Johnson faces life in jail.
Geo fast info: Iosco County is a county within the U.S. state of Michigan; its jap border is shaped by Lake Huron. As of the 2010 census, the inhabitants was 25,237. The county seat is Tawas Metropolis – Wikipedia.