8-year-old testifies against father who is charged with murder in Bianca Jones case
D'Andre Lane is charged with murder, even though his daughter's body has not been found
An 8-year-old Detroit girl took the stand Tuesday to testify against her father, who is charged with murder in her 2-year-old sister’s disappearance.
D’Andre Lane says his daughter, Bianca Jones, was abducted during a carjacking on Dec. 2. The car was later found but the 2-year-old wasn’t in it.
At his preliminary hearing Tuesday, his other daughter, Il’Andra Lane, smiled as she identified her father in the courtroom.
Il’Andra testified that a few days before her sister went missing her sister was hit by their father with a “hard stick.”
“She got a whopping,” the girl said.
She also talked about an earlier incident where she herself was abused after wetting the bed.
She said her father put her wet underwear into her mouth, so forcibly it hurt.
“I was screaming and then they went in my mouth,” she said.
Investigators have said they think Bianca Jones was already dead before she was put into her car seat in the car that was allegedly stolen.
The sister shared a bedroom and Il’Andra said she never heard her sister that night and that her sister was covered when they got into the car the next morning.
An FBI contractor that works with a cadaver dog said the dog signaled positive for decomposition in Bianca’s bedroom, on her blanket and car seat and in Lane’s car.
The 2-year-old is still missing.
More testimony is planned before it will be decided if Lane will stand trial.
What the prosecutor is saying
Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy says Lane's story is inconsistent with the facts of the case.
Defense lawyer Terry Johnson says Lane had no role in Bianca's death and will fight the murder charge.