CLEVELAND — The mother of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry has been charged with one count of aggravated murder in connection with her son’s death.
Camilia Terry, 20, faced a Cleveland Municipal Court judge Thursday morning, who set bond at $2 million and ordered Terry not to have contact with her two other children.
Prosecutors said Emilliano may have been dead for five to seven days before his body was found at a waste treatment facility in Oakwood Village Monday night.
They also said the medical examiner’s report revealed that Emilliano had suffered blunt force trauma to the head and a skull fracture.
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BREAKING NEWS: Camilia Terry has been charged in a ten count indictment for the death of her 3-year-old son, Emilliano Terry.
According to the prosecutor’s office, between November 20 and November 26, 2012, Terry, 20, of Cleveland, purposely caused the death of her son, Emilliano.
Mentors at a center that counsels teen moms are torn up over the Emilliano Terry case.
Read more on their services and what they hope others will learn from the situation:
Court records detail the abuse and abandonment Camilia Terry endured as a child. Some examples include being denied food and being forced to perform a sex act on her mother’s boyfriend.
Continue reading here: http://fox8.com/2012/11/29/records-camilia-terry-endured-years-of-violence/
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office has positively identified the child’s body found at a waste treatment facility as that of Emilliano Terry.
Camilia Terry looks down during her arraignment for aggravated murder.
Terry’s lawyer: She’s a mess. She’s very hurt and very devastated. She’s grieving the loss of her child.
Camilia Terry’s lawyer: Our client is grieving. Don’t rush to judgement. The truth will come out in time.
Terry’s grandfather: Camilia was a good kid.
Terry’s grandfather: Camilia is not capable of murder.
Terry’s grandfather to reporters: I think the system let her down.
Judge sets bond at $2 million. Terry can have no contact with her other children.
Assistant Prosecutor Brian Murphy: Emilliano had blunt force trauma, fractured skull.
Terry at podium, looking down.
Camilia Terry escorted into the courtroom.
Judge just entered the courtroom.
Camilia Terry is expected in the courtroom any minute. It appears that some family members or friends are seated in the front row.
At Emilliano Terry’s vigil, his father, Shawn Dotson, responded to threats he received by saying, “Get more facts before you try to judge someone or accuse someone. I haven’t seen my son in over a year.”
A funeral home will help make sure Emilliano Terry receives a proper burial.
Emilliano Terry’s father, 19-year-old Shawn Dotson, reports that he is getting death threats.
Fox 8 News has learned an emergency custody hearing involving Camilia Terry’s two other children has just ended. The children will remain in the custody of Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services for the time being. The next custody hearing is scheduled for next Friday.
Cleveland Police Chief Michael McGrath addressed the Emilliano Terry investigation during a press conference on violence Wednesday. McGrath said there have been no additional arrests in the case, at this time.
Deputy Chief Edward Tomba at today’s news conference:
Dr. Gilson: Cause of death could be released by end of the week, but it could take longer. Final report will take longer.
Tomba: We have reason to believe that mom was with Emilliano when he died. It’s probable cause.
Tomba: Last day Emilliano was seen was November 21.
Dr. Gilson: Not sure of when he died. He has not yet been positively identified. DNA tests still pending.
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner Dr. Gilson: Emilliano Terry’s body showed signs of decomposition. Cause of death still being investigated.
Tomba: We’re looking into Camilia Terry’s social media posts, videos.
Tomba: We’re asking family members a lot of questions. Terry’s interview doesn’t point in direction of accomplice.
Tomba: It was amazing that he was located.
Tomba: Emilliano was found in multiple trash bags.
Tomba: If anyone has information, call us. Intimate family assaults are very, very difficult because there are no witnesses.
Tomba: We have burden to prove Camilia Terry’s guilty.
Tomba: Camilia Terry holds key to evidence. We’ll reach out to her attorney to help. It’s going to be very difficult.
Tomba: FBI interviewed Terry on Monday; she gave statement to them. She has an attorney.
Tomba: Could be act of passion, up to prosecutors to add more charges.
Tomba: Assuming crime took place at apartment of Camilia Terry. She’s not talking with us anymore.
Additional charges possible after Grand Jury gets case.
Tomba: Tuesday, obtained two search warrants at apartment on Buckeye Road looking for evidence. Also obtained hair sample from Camilia Terry used for DNA comparison.
Deputy Chief Edward Tomba: Homicide detectives conferred with prosecutors; one count of aggravated murder against Camilia Terry.
Camilia Terry, 20, has been charged with one count of aggravated murder. She’ll face a judge tomorrow at 8:30 a.m.
The Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office will also be at the press conference.
The Cleveland Division of Police will hold a press conference regarding the Emilliano Terry homicide investigation at 11 a.m. at the Justice Center.
As investigators remove evidence from Camilia Terry’s home, the community mourns the loss of 3-year-old Emilliano.
A record producer and musician talk about working with Camilia Terry on her singing career; along with a disturbing Facebook post.
Cuyahoga County Children and Family Services says Camilia Terry was no stranger to caseworkers.
Authorities are searching Camilia Terry’s home for evidence.
Emilliano Terry’s father talks to Fox 8 News about his son’s death and also about his relationship with the boy’s mother.
A memorial Facebook page has been created for Emilliano Terry. Here’s the link: https://www.facebook.com/EmillianoTerry?ref=ts&fref=ts
An autopsy was conducted this morning, but the medical examiner’s office said results would not yet be released.
Cuyahoga County Medical Examiner’s Office: Body of toddler has not been positively identified as Emilliano Terry. DNA testing will be required, which could take a few days for results.
Cleveland police have just released the mugshot of 20-year-old Camilia Terry.
A vigil will be held tomorrow at 5 p.m. in Kossuth Park for 3-year-old Emilliano Terry. It was organized by the Coalition for a Better Life/Peace in the Hood, Inc. and other community groups.
An autopsy will be conducted this morning to determine how 3-year-old Emilliano Terry died. Once it is complete, police will obtain a search warrant to gather more evidence.
Cleveland Police: thanks to the community and the volunteers and the officers who worked overtime to keep the search going. This is a very sad case.
Cleveland police: toddler’s mother only one under arrest at this time. Other two children are in care of Children and Family Services.
Cleveland Police: four or five different bags agents looked through; the final bag had the body of the 3-year-old in it.
Cleveland Police: still gathering evidence at waste management site.
Cleveland Police: right now investigation is in the hands of the homicide unit.
Cleveland Police: mother is under arrest, will consult with prosecutor in the morning, to seek charges.
Cleveland Police: during search of plastic bags, body found.
Cleveland Police: statements on missing toddler became inconsistent. While investigating that, agents observed waste collection truck operating and contacted waste management to see if they’d set aside waste from that truck. During that investigation- it became homicide investigation.
Cleveland Police: search began right away for Emilliano Terry and the FBI was called in.
Cleveland Police: saddened to report that the body of the missing toddler has been found
Cleveland Police: a body of a small child was discovered at a waste treatment plant this afternoon. We are treating this as a homicide
An investigator inside the Cleveland Police Department tells Fox 8 News that the toddler’s mother has been arrested and booked on aggravated murder charges.
Below is an image from a landfill in Oakwood where authorities believe they found the body of the missing toddler.
Authorities tell Fox 8 News they believe the body of the missing toddler has been found in a landfill in Oakwood.
The Cuyahoga County Coroner’s Office confirms to Fox 8 News that they have been called to the landfill in Oakwood.
BREAKING: Police confirm to Fox 8 News that investigators are searching a landfill in connection with the little boy’s disappearance.
Fox 8 News reporter Jack Shea reports Camilia Terry was taken to the FBI headquarters for additional questioning. She was also asked to take a lie detector test.
Police release the 911 call that Emilliano Terry’s mother made after the 3-year-old disappeared.
Fox 8 News crews report Emilliano Terry’s mother was taken into the FBI building on Lakeside Avenue.
Fox 8 News reporter Jack Shea just saw Cleveland police escort Emilliano Terry’s mother, and a newborn baby, out of her apartment and into a police van. She was not in handcuffs.
If you have ANY information regarding the whereabouts of Emilliano Terry, please call any of the following three numbers immediately.
Below is a picture of 3-year-old Emilliano Terry’s mother talking to investigators.
Cleveland Det. Jennifer Ciaccia: Still asking for the public’s help in locating this child. Please call 911 or Cleveland police at (216) 623-5418 with information.
Police: No concerns over family members at this time.
Police: Mother of missing boy has provided many interviews, “very helpful and cooperative.”
Cleveland Det. Jennifer Ciaccia: Police officers have searched all night and day for missing 3-year-old.