22 year-old man molests and murders a child for “Self Gratification”
Kyle Joseph Parker, 22, faces an eight count charge which includes murder, rape, child molestation, kidnapping with serious bodily injury, aggravated battery, strangulation, obstruction of justice and failure to report a dead body.
Shaylyn Ammerman, Indiana toddler was found dead, Thursday last week after disappearing from her home the previous night in the small town of Spencer.
Owen County Prosecutor, Don Vandomoere, said: “Parker told authorities where they could find Shaylyn’s body but never admitted guilt. In fact, he implied he was not the only one involved. Parker is the only person charged in the case at this point”.
Vandemoere enunciated “Self gratification” as the motive Parker had stated for perpetrating the spine-chilling crime.
A Kentucky medical examiner who observed Shaylyn’s body described what happened to the girl as “the worst case of sexual trauma she had seen in her career”.
Court affidavits bore Shaylyn’s cause of death as homicide by asphyxiation.
Parker who is a family friend was at the Ammerman home on the night of the murder; he was drinking and watching a movie though he denied “abducting, raping and killing the baby”.
He made a chilling revelation to his stepfather after he partly confessed to the crime. Parker admitted killing, raping and abducting Shaylyn.
Prior to his admission of guilt, the young man had insisted on his innocence.
He only admitted his guilt when a state police detective confronted him with proof he had carried “something” out of the house the next morning.
“Shaylyn’s uncle thought he saw Parker carrying something when he left the house early the next morning, and he believed he “saw a foot dangling from Kyle’s side”.
He was “not certain” it was a foot, the documents say, “so he went back to bed”.
Judge Lori Thatcher Quillen conducted his initial hearing from the third floor of the Owen County Courthouse in Spencer; he had a video hearing Monday, and sat in the Owen County Jail.
The video showed Owen Prosecutor, Don Vandermoere speaking exasperatedly while chatting with media after Monday’s hearing.
“The types of things alleged to have happened are atrocious. We have made arrangements for law enforcement and first responders to get counseling. I think it’s important for everyone to take time.
This is the first time in my tenure that I have seen grown law enforcement officers just wince in pain. It’s just horrible.
At this point we will not make an emotional statement about the death penalty or life without parole request. We have a meeting scheduled for next week with my law enforcement officers and my deputy prosecutor who will try this case with me. We will make a decision hopefully in the next month or two in this case.
I am standing in front of five cameras and I can barely maintain my composure.
Vandermoere said he was stunned at Parker’s inhuman act but what shocked him the most was his motive of “Self-gratification”.