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The Struggle For Justice Continues In Phylicia Barnes Murder: Accused Killer Petitions Supreme Court To Block Third Trial.

 

This coming Christmas holiday season will mark the 7th anniversary of Phylicia Barnes’ disappearance from a West Baltimore apartment where she was staying with so called family. I refer to them in that manner because the honors kid’s mother can’t stomach any reference depicting Kelly and Deena as her daughter’s sisters. In countless conversations with Janice Mustafa (Phylicia’s mother), she made it clear that the daughters of her child’s father were nothing more than mere half-siblings. “No sister would allow their younger sibling to be exposed to the kinds of things they allowed Phylicia to be involved in. My daughter was a flower,” Janice told media sources.

Now in the aftermath of her tragic killing, justice eludes her family as the person{s} responsible for her murder have never been caught. They roam the streets of Baltimore now, holding tight to their secret, their involvement, and their street code of honor to never snitch. To them her life was meaningless, they used this poor “naive” child as a pond in their sick twisted lust for a grotesque and queer saturnalia with adult males and females, while the Barnes kid was seemingly a welcomed addition to a culture of festive revelry with alcohol, drugs, nudity, and sex.

While the headlines of her tragic story and many of the details that played out in the media, courts, and podcast, are just too sensational to conclude definitively how this could happen to such a promising little girl, there are many questions regarding the Phylicia Barnes killing that persist. Who killed Phylicia isn’t the preponderant interrogatory for many following her case, but rather why would any one want to harm such a charismatic child, or even more critically it should be explored, how two adult female relatives failed so miserably in guiding and protecting Phylicia. To even began to comprehend exactly what happened, you must first digest some of the hard facts I’ve outline in a volume of blog articles here on TPC. Phylicia was left at the apartment on only one occasion according to the older Barnes females, and it has always seemed coincidental that the child disappeared on that day.

The older Barnes females explained during a national “Peas in Their Pods” broadcast that they took turns bringing Phylicia to work each day she was staying in Baltimore. Which could indicate at the very least, they knew leaving the child alone in that apartment could be a potential problem, because of the volume of males that frequented the apartment, and the freakish sexual culture that had allegedly been occurring during previous visits she made at that west Baltimore residence. But something happened, which caused the child to be left alone that fateful day, allegedly after another night of partying, drinking, and probably drug usage. The activities that allegedly occurred the previous night have always been problematic for many followers of this heartbreaking story, because some believe the child may already have been dead prior to her sister going to work on December 28, 2010.

What happened that altered the routine of taking young Phylicia to work everyday? Was she left alone intentionally to be put into harms way? Why would anyone want to harm her? Was it because of her beauty that degenerated relationships among the females and caused her elder siblings to begrudge Phylicia? Was it her intelligent or perhaps her proper speaking and prowess in articulating? Or perhaps it was her witty and out going character that made her the center of attention in most social settings, and so alluring to the gang of adult males who frequented her half-siblings apartment? Certainly there must be some rationalization to explain what happened to this child. None the less, these are the prevailing and unanswered questions that linger regarding the tragic ending of young Phylicia Barnes’ life.

In the nearly seven years since her murder many followers still believe there almost certainly may have been some degree of complicity on the part of the older half-siblings, either directly or indirectly through neglect, when you consider many of the very questionable circumstances leading up to, and on the day that the child went missing. The fact that the only day that Phylicia is left alone she goes missing without a trace isn’t mere coincidence, and continues to be a troubling fact in the case. Some argue, that if the rumors are accurate regarding Michael and Deena’s breakup being a direct result of him having cheated on her with a female friend, coupled with her court testimony of having observed Michael attempt to touch Phylicia in her private area, then the predominant inquisition in this entire case has to be why on earth would Deena leave this vulnerable child alone at home while he still had a key to her apartment?

Phylicia’s older half sibling Bryan Barnes told TPC in an interview that Phylicia was the life of the party when she was around. Michael’s apparent attraction to Phylicia probably didn’t go unnoticed by Deena, and it may be plausible for many to conclude that she dangled Phylicia as a lure to entice Michael and his relatives to deflower her prissy little half-sibling, in a fit of anger, jealousy, enviousness that may have been fueled by the use of alcohol, drugs, nudity, and sex games as a pretext to perhaps contrive a devious sexual encounter or orgy with her purported ex-boyfriend, his cousins and Phylicia. Why else would she keep a video of herself, Michael, his cousin, his younger brother, and Phylicia streaking nude in a nearby school playground on her cellphone, months after the child had gone missing?

The video was probably preserved for the purpose of depicting the child in a negative light just in case she decided to blow the whistle on what they had exposed her to while staying in Baltimore. Perhaps the result of a sickening thought process, that Phylicia’s willing participation some how justifies the perversion they exposed the her to, but at the very least it delineates the mindset of both Dena and Michael, who knew the cops were actively conducting an investigation into Phylicia’ whereabouts. They were either ignorant to what possession of the video would implicate, or they were keenly crafting a scenario that would deflect their responsibility as adults involved in this case, to orchestrate a perception of Phylicia being a wild kid who probably got what she deserved for indulging in such activity.

The lies that were told during the initial investigation is what drew the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which led to the discovery of the nude video on both Michael and Deena’s cellphones after warrants were issued, but by then it was too late. The killer(s) had plenty of time to cover up what happened. Deena used her “trump” card by contacting her uncle, a Baltimore City Police field supervisor, who showed up at her apartment after Phylicia disappeared. During that time period, the false narrative of Phylicia having simply stepped out to get something to eat was born, and gave the killer(s) ample time to cleanup.

It wasn’t until nearly a week later when Phylicia missed her flight back home that her case began to be taken seriously by Baltimore Police. The public searches for the child proved to be cold as hundreds of law enforcement officers combed local landmarks looking for Phylicia, and found nothing. Its safe to assume that the lies told to authorities were a deliberate act to stumble police efforts to find the missing child, while strong evidence suggest that Phylicia’s whereabouts were known to the Johnson click. A girlfriend of a Johnson relative who was also one of the initial persons interviewed by police upon Phylicia’s disappearance, made a tweet “its trapped at the dam. don’t pull the lever,” a month after she disappeared.

The tweet has always been significant because the child’s body was found near the Conowingo Dam in the Susquehanna River in Northern Maryland. The tweet was made months prior to her body being found, and raised suspicion that the girlfriend had advanced knowledge of Phylicia’s whereabouts, because of her close relationship with one of the Johnson cousins that frequented Deena’s apartment where Phylicia had been staying. It doesn’t take rocket science to connect the dots related to the subject tweet, but the fact that investigators nor the prosecutor’s office could utilize such discovery is simply unacceptable. Not only that, there is potentially strong evidence within social media that suggest what might have happened, but the state and the cops bungled that also, and subsequently aloowing the child’s killer(s) to go free with impunity.

Moreover, misconduct by prosecutors in both of the two trials seemed to have been done so deliberately, because the actions were so blatant that state attorneys should have known the trials would result in mistrials being declared, or either they were simply incompetent of the law. Withholding exculpatory evidence is a discovery violation which typically results in a mistrial. The state’s failure to play by the rules is precisely what has gotten Michael Johnson off the hook. The second trial ended with similar missteps when prosecutors failed to follow the judge’s instructions to redact portions of an audio tape to be played before the jury. The tape was played before the jury without the redaction ordered by the judge,  and causing another blatant fumble by the state that resulted in defense attorneys arguing that the state deliberately tanked its own case. The trial ended in another mistrial and nearly a month later, the sitting judge subsequently withdrew the mistrial, and declared a judgement of acquittal citing insufficient evidence.

The state filed a motion of appeal with the Maryland’s Court of Appeals, citing that the judge didn’t have authority to grant Johnson an acquittal after having initially declared a mistrial and dismissing the jury. The state contended in the appeal that the judge no longer held authority in the case, and Maryland’s Appeals Court agreed, authorizing Johnson to be retried in the Barnes killing for a third time. The court’s ruling has sparked an appeal by the defense to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to prohibit Johnson from going on trial a third time.

What does it all mean? Will this little girl and her family ever get justice? When the dust settles and the rumbling of legal arguments silence, much of the blame and responsibility should still fall at the doorstep of Deena Barnes, who allowed her younger sibling to participate in such sexual perversion with grown men, who suspected and more than likely were the culprits her took her life. Nearly seven years later there is still no justice for the family of this precious child who will forever be remembered as the purple flower that was found in a river. May justice prevail God speed.

 

 

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This coming Christmas holiday season will mark the 7th anniversary of Phylicia Barnes’ disappearance from a West Baltimore apartment where she was staying with so called family. I refer to them in that manner because the honors kid’s mother can’t stomach any reference depicting Kelly and Deena as her daughter’s sisters. In countless conversations with Janice Mustafa (Phylicia’s mother), she made it clear that the daughters of her child’s father were nothing more than mere half-siblings. “No sister would allow their younger sibling to be exposed to the kinds of things they allowed Phylicia to be involved in. My daughter was a flower,” Janice told media sources.

Now in the aftermath of her tragic killing, justice eludes her family as the person{s} responsible for her murder have never been caught. They roam the streets of Baltimore now, holding tight to their secret, their involvement, and their street code of honor to never snitch. To them her life was meaningless, they used this poor “naive” child as a pond in their sick twisted lust for a grotesque and queer saturnalia with adult males and females, while the Barnes kid was seemingly a welcomed addition to a culture of festive revelry with alcohol, drugs, nudity, and sex.

While the headlines of her tragic story and many of the details that played out in the media, courts, and podcast, are just too sensational to conclude definitively how this could happen to such a promising little girl, there are many questions regarding the Phylicia Barnes killing that persist. Who killed Phylicia isn’t the preponderant interrogatory for many following her case, but rather why would any one want to harm such a charismatic child, or even more critically it should be explored, how two adult female relatives failed so miserably in guiding and protecting Phylicia. To even began to comprehend exactly what happened, you must first digest some of the hard facts I’ve outline in a volume of blog articles here on TPC. Phylicia was left at the apartment on only one occasion according to the older Barnes females, and it has always seemed coincidental that the child disappeared on that day.

The older Barnes females explained during a national “Peas in Their Pods” broadcast that they took turns bringing Phylicia to work each day she was staying in Baltimore. Which could indicate at the very least, they knew leaving the child alone in that apartment could be a potential problem, because of the volume of males that frequented the apartment, and the freakish sexual culture that had allegedly been occurring during previous visits she made at that west Baltimore residence. But something happened, which caused the child to be left alone that fateful day, allegedly after another night of partying, drinking, and probably drug usage. The activities that allegedly occurred the previous night have always been problematic for many followers of this heartbreaking story, because some believe the child may already have been dead prior to her sister going to work on December 28, 2010.

What happened that altered the routine of taking young Phylicia to work everyday? Was she left alone intentionally to be put into harms way? Why would anyone want to harm her? Was it because of her beauty that degenerated relationships among the females and caused her elder siblings to begrudge Phylicia? Was it her intelligent or perhaps her proper speaking and prowess in articulating? Or perhaps it was her witty and out going character that made her the center of attention in most social settings, and so alluring to the gang of adult males who frequented her half-siblings apartment? Certainly there must be some rationalization to explain what happened to this child. None the less, these are the prevailing and unanswered questions that linger regarding the tragic ending of young Phylicia Barnes’ life.

In the nearly seven years since her murder many followers still believe there almost certainly may have been some degree of complicity on the part of the older half-siblings, either directly or indirectly through neglect, when you consider many of the very questionable circumstances leading up to, and on the day that the child went missing. The fact that the only day that Phylicia is left alone she goes missing without a trace isn’t mere coincidence, and continues to be a troubling fact in the case. Some argue, that if the rumors are accurate regarding Michael and Deena’s breakup being a direct result of him having cheated on her with a female friend, coupled with her court testimony of having observed Michael attempt to touch Phylicia in her private area, then the predominant inquisition in this entire case has to be why on earth would Deena leave this vulnerable child alone at home while he still had a key to her apartment?

Phylicia’s older half sibling Bryan Barnes told TPC in an interview that Phylicia was the life of the party when she was around. Michael’s apparent attraction to Phylicia probably didn’t go unnoticed by Deena, and it may be plausible for many to conclude that she dangled Phylicia as a lure to entice Michael and his relatives to deflower her prissy little half-sibling, in a fit of anger, jealousy, enviousness that may have been fueled by the use of alcohol, drugs, nudity, and sex games as a pretext to perhaps contrive a devious sexual encounter or orgy with her purported ex-boyfriend, his cousins and Phylicia. Why else would she keep a video of herself, Michael, his cousin, his younger brother, and Phylicia streaking nude in a nearby school playground on her cellphone, months after the child had gone missing?

The video was probably preserved for the purpose of depicting the child in a negative light just in case she decided to blow the whistle on what they had exposed her to while staying in Baltimore. Perhaps the result of a sickening thought process, that Phylicia’s willing participation some how justifies the perversion they exposed the her to, but at the very least it delineates the mindset of both Dena and Michael, who knew the cops were actively conducting an investigation into Phylicia’ whereabouts. They were either ignorant to what possession of the video would implicate, or they were keenly crafting a scenario that would deflect their responsibility as adults involved in this case, to orchestrate a perception of Phylicia being a wild kid who probably got what she deserved for indulging in such activity.

The lies that were told during the initial investigation is what drew the attention of the Federal Bureau of Investigation, which led to the discovery of the nude video on both Michael and Deena’s cellphones after warrants were issued, but by then it was too late. The killer(s) had plenty of time to cover up what happened. Deena used her “trump” card by contacting her uncle, a Baltimore City Police field supervisor, who showed up at her apartment after Phylicia disappeared. During that time period, the false narrative of Phylicia having simply stepped out to get something to eat was born, and gave the killer(s) ample time to cleanup.

It wasn’t until nearly a week later when Phylicia missed her flight back home that her case began to be taken seriously by Baltimore Police. The public searches for the child proved to be cold as hundreds of law enforcement officers combed local landmarks looking for Phylicia, and found nothing. Its safe to assume that the lies told to authorities were a deliberate act to stumble police efforts to find the missing child, while strong evidence suggest that Phylicia’s whereabouts were known to the Johnson click. A girlfriend of a Johnson relative who was also one of the initial persons interviewed by police upon Phylicia’s disappearance, made a tweet “its trapped at the dam. don’t pull the lever,” a month after she disappeared.

The tweet has always been significant because the child’s body was found near the Conowingo Dam in the Susquehanna River in Northern Maryland. The tweet was made months prior to her body being found, and raised suspicion that the girlfriend had advanced knowledge of Phylicia’s whereabouts, because of her close relationship with one of the Johnson cousins that frequented Deena’s apartment where Phylicia had been staying. It doesn’t take rocket science to connect the dots related to the subject tweet, but the fact that investigators nor the prosecutor’s office could utilize such discovery is simply unacceptable. Not only that, there is potentially strong evidence within social media that suggest what might have happened, but the state and the cops bungled that also, and subsequently aloowing the child’s killer(s) to go free with impunity.

Moreover, misconduct by prosecutors in both of the two trials seemed to have been done so deliberately, because the actions were so blatant that state attorneys should have known the trials would result in mistrials being declared, or either they were simply incompetent of the law. Withholding exculpatory evidence is a discovery violation which typically results in a mistrial. The state’s failure to play by the rules is precisely what has gotten Michael Johnson off the hook. The second trial ended with similar missteps when prosecutors failed to follow the judge’s instructions to redact portions of an audio tape to be played before the jury. The tape was played before the jury without the redaction ordered by the judge,  and causing another blatant fumble by the state that resulted in defense attorneys arguing that the state deliberately tanked its own case. The trial ended in another mistrial and nearly a month later, the sitting judge subsequently withdrew the mistrial, and declared a judgement of acquittal citing insufficient evidence.

The state filed a motion of appeal with the Maryland’s Court of Appeals, citing that the judge didn’t have authority to grant Johnson an acquittal after having initially declared a mistrial and dismissing the jury. The state contended in the appeal that the judge no longer held authority in the case, and Maryland’s Appeals Court agreed, authorizing Johnson to be retried in the Barnes killing for a third time. The court’s ruling has sparked an appeal by the defense to the U.S. Supreme Court in an effort to prohibit Johnson from going on trial a third time.

What does it all mean? Will this little girl and her family ever get justice? When the dust settles and the rumbling of legal arguments silence, much of the blame and responsibility should still fall at the doorstep of Deena Barnes, who allowed her younger sibling to participate in such sexual perversion with grown men, who suspected and more than likely were the culprits her took her life. Nearly seven years later there is still no justice for the family of this precious child who will forever be remembered as the purple flower that was found in a river. May justice prevail God speed.

 

 

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I’m Crime Blogger 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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