Still Waiting On Justice: The Mom Of Late Phylicia Barnes Emerges Seeking Clarity In Her Slain Daughter’s Killing

Months have now passed since the public learned that police authorities had made an arrest in the murder case of Pretty Phylicia Barnes, an honors student from Monroe, N.C. Baltimore City Police allege that Michael Johnson asphyxiated the book smart teen in her half-sibling’s Northwest Baltimore apartment back in December of 2010 while the youth was visiting Baltimore over the Christmas Holiday. Johnson’s trial has since been postponed until January 2013. The public hasn’t heard from the late teen’s mom Janice Mustafa either, for months. The once vocal and tough mom from Chicago, has been silent regarding her child’s tragic story. It seems that the streets have fallen silent also. No one is talking about Phylicia’s story, but Michael Johnson’s up coming trial is almost certain to renew the public’s interest in the case. There were many perceptions shared regarding what may have happened to Phylicia, as people literally played cyber-detective trying to met out details regarding how such a promising teenager had come to such a tragic ending. Many of the facts shared by those who were close to the Barnes Teen in Baltimore, have come under scrutiny. Janice Mustafa has always had issue with Phylicia’s half-Sibling Deena Barnes’ story about what actually occurred at her apartment where the child was staying, and how  her visit resulted in her senseless murder. Mrs. Mustafa has even requested that the Baltimore Barnes relatives of her late daughter only be referred to as half-siblings in any future TPC Blog articles pertaining to her daughter. The request comes on the heels of Mrs. Mustafa expressing that “a real sister would not have put her naive baby sister in harms way”. Janice’s comments refers to a discussion she had with Deena Barnes upon her arrival to Baltimore after Phylicia went missing. In that conversation, Janice says that Deena Barnes admitted allowing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes to drink alcohol (vodka), and smoke marijuana. In an earlier TPC article Janice said she had a lengthy discussion with Deena regarding her expectations of the kind of supervision she expects Deena to perform while Phylicia was in her care away from her rural southern hometown of Monroe, and long before she permitted Phylicia to travel to Baltimore. Janice also expressed disdain for Deena because she believes Deena allowed her daughter to engage in promiscuous activities for a “ball of laughs”. Janice has always described Deena Barnes as a “Hood Rat” and others as  “wanna be thugs” which includes a  circle of friends that hung out at her party atmosphere apartment getting high, and drinking while smoking pot. Janice also told the world on National Television News Broadcast that, “My daughter was a flower” and highlighting how the crowd that Deena Barnes exposed young Phylicia to was a distinct contrast to the social culture the youth had become accustomed to at home. Additionally, I believe that Janice is privileged with exclusive details outlined in the tens of thousands of discovery documents that Maryland State Prosecutors handed over to Michael Johnson’s Defense Team. It’s in her words, her comments, in every thing that she has said about the Barnes females in Baltimore, along with everyone that were hanging out at Deena Barnes apartment. However, clearly Janice Mustafa is far too intelligent to divulge such pertinent information regarding her daughters murder, if for no other reason other than not to jeopardize all of the work authorities have done so far to get justice for her child. Moreover, Janice made it clear that she wanted to correct TPC regarding an article I recently published about violence toward young females of color. In that article I mentioned volunteers involved in search efforts to locate Phylicia in the months that the child had been missing. I mentioned the Maryland based Guardian Angels as having participated in those search efforts. Janice set the record straight, advising TPC that upon her arrival in Baltimore after she learned her daughter was missing, that one Guardian Angel assisted her family the entire time they were in Baltimore, and the GA she described was a white female who had in fact contacted other Guardian Angels, but no one showed up to participate in the search for her daughter. Janice also stated, “months later is when Strider came on the scene and tried to take credit for something he didn’t do”. Janice expressed concern that organizations are “trying to get a little bit of the spot light pertaining to my daughter’s tragic murder”. I apologize to Janice and the entire Mustafa family for the inaccurate information published in that article. It has always been common knowledge that the Maryland Guardian Angels played an active role from the start in the efforts to locate young Phylicia, but obviously that information was incorrect. Mean while the public won’t have any confusion at all regarding the murder of Phylicia Barnes, as her alleged killer heads to trial in just over 2 months at a Baltimore Circuit Court on a Murder Rap for taking a beautiful, talented, and intelligent child from our midst. Hopefully, Phylicia’s mom and a concerned public won’t need anymore clarity after that. We are still waiting on justice for Simone, with her memory encrusted in the depths of our hearts forever. Justice for Phylicia Barnes.

 

 

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Months have now passed since the public learned that police authorities had made an arrest in the murder case of Pretty Phylicia Barnes, an honors student from Monroe, N.C. Baltimore City Police allege that Michael Johnson asphyxiated the book smart teen in her half-sibling’s Northwest Baltimore apartment back in December of 2010 while the youth was visiting Baltimore over the Christmas Holiday. Johnson’s trial has since been postponed until January 2013. The public hasn’t heard from the late teen’s mom Janice Mustafa either, for months. The once vocal and tough mom from Chicago, has been silent regarding her child’s tragic story. It seems that the streets have fallen silent also. No one is talking about Phylicia’s story, but Michael Johnson’s up coming trial is almost certain to renew the public’s interest in the case. There were many perceptions shared regarding what may have happened to Phylicia, as people literally played cyber-detective trying to met out details regarding how such a promising teenager had come to such a tragic ending. Many of the facts shared by those who were close to the Barnes Teen in Baltimore, have come under scrutiny. Janice Mustafa has always had issue with Phylicia’s half-Sibling Deena Barnes’ story about what actually occurred at her apartment where the child was staying, and how  her visit resulted in her senseless murder. Mrs. Mustafa has even requested that the Baltimore Barnes relatives of her late daughter only be referred to as half-siblings in any future TPC Blog articles pertaining to her daughter. The request comes on the heels of Mrs. Mustafa expressing that “a real sister would not have put her naive baby sister in harms way”. Janice’s comments refers to a discussion she had with Deena Barnes upon her arrival to Baltimore after Phylicia went missing. In that conversation, Janice says that Deena Barnes admitted allowing 16-year-old Phylicia Barnes to drink alcohol (vodka), and smoke marijuana. In an earlier TPC article Janice said she had a lengthy discussion with Deena regarding her expectations of the kind of supervision she expects Deena to perform while Phylicia was in her care away from her rural southern hometown of Monroe, and long before she permitted Phylicia to travel to Baltimore. Janice also expressed disdain for Deena because she believes Deena allowed her daughter to engage in promiscuous activities for a “ball of laughs”. Janice has always described Deena Barnes as a “Hood Rat” and others as  “wanna be thugs” which includes a  circle of friends that hung out at her party atmosphere apartment getting high, and drinking while smoking pot. Janice also told the world on National Television News Broadcast that, “My daughter was a flower” and highlighting how the crowd that Deena Barnes exposed young Phylicia to was a distinct contrast to the social culture the youth had become accustomed to at home. Additionally, I believe that Janice is privileged with exclusive details outlined in the tens of thousands of discovery documents that Maryland State Prosecutors handed over to Michael Johnson’s Defense Team. It’s in her words, her comments, in every thing that she has said about the Barnes females in Baltimore, along with everyone that were hanging out at Deena Barnes apartment. However, clearly Janice Mustafa is far too intelligent to divulge such pertinent information regarding her daughters murder, if for no other reason other than not to jeopardize all of the work authorities have done so far to get justice for her child. Moreover, Janice made it clear that she wanted to correct TPC regarding an article I recently published about violence toward young females of color. In that article I mentioned volunteers involved in search efforts to locate Phylicia in the months that the child had been missing. I mentioned the Maryland based Guardian Angels as having participated in those search efforts. Janice set the record straight, advising TPC that upon her arrival in Baltimore after she learned her daughter was missing, that one Guardian Angel assisted her family the entire time they were in Baltimore, and the GA she described was a white female who had in fact contacted other Guardian Angels, but no one showed up to participate in the search for her daughter. Janice also stated, “months later is when Strider came on the scene and tried to take credit for something he didn’t do”. Janice expressed concern that organizations are “trying to get a little bit of the spot light pertaining to my daughter’s tragic murder”. I apologize to Janice and the entire Mustafa family for the inaccurate information published in that article. It has always been common knowledge that the Maryland Guardian Angels played an active role from the start in the efforts to locate young Phylicia, but obviously that information was incorrect. Mean while the public won’t have any confusion at all regarding the murder of Phylicia Barnes, as her alleged killer heads to trial in just over 2 months at a Baltimore Circuit Court on a Murder Rap for taking a beautiful, talented, and intelligent child from our midst. Hopefully, Phylicia’s mom and a concerned public won’t need anymore clarity after that. We are still waiting on justice for Simone, with her memory encrusted in the depths of our hearts forever. Justice for Phylicia Barnes.

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. Recognized journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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