Fate of Detroit father charged with killing daughter now in jury's hands

D'Andre Lane accused of killing 2-year-old Bianca Jones; Toddler's body has never been found

Published On: Oct 11 2012 08:37:51 AM EDT   Updated On: Oct 11 2012 04:50:14 PM EDT

The fate of a Detroit father charged with killing his 2-year-old daughter is now in the hands of a jury.

The jury deliberated on Thursday and went home for the day about 4:30 p.m.

Bianca Jones hasn’t been seen since Dec. 2, 2011, when her father, D'Andre Lane said he was carjacked with her in the back seat.

Police found Lane’s car a short time later, but the girl wasn't in it.

Lane is accused of beating Bianca to death with a stick with a towel wrapped in duct tape, and disposing of her body. Lane told officers during questioning that he had spanked the child for wetting herself. However, her body has still not been found.

Lane is charged with murder and child abuse.

During his trial, Jones’ mother and Lane’s 8-year-old daughter testified.