South Carolina mom, pal charged after India Martin’s remains found in dresser

A South Carolina mom and her boyfriend are accused of killing her special-needs daughter and hiding the body inside a dresser, authorities said.

Jackleen Elizabeth Mullen, 23, and Audrevious Jarrell Williams, 26, were arrested Wednesday in the death of 4-year-old India Martin, who was a special-needs and disabled child, at their Rock Hill home, Rock Hill Herald reported.

The couple told authorities the tot was in North Carolina with family, but officers later found her remains stuffed in a dresser drawer.

Police said the mom “showed no emotion” during the investigation or when the child’s body was discovered, the newspaper reported.

No cause of death was released, but the little girl showed signs of trauma from beating and respiratory distress, police said.

Both Mullen and Williams were charged with homicide by child abuse, and were denied bond Wednesday in court, the outlet reported.

If convicted, they face up to life in prison, according to the report.

Filed under 5/28/20