Wisconsin father who ‘didn’t have an emotional connection’ to his two-month-old daughter sentenced to two and a half years in prison for leaving the baby’s body in a field
- Jalisa Adams-Frison, two months old, was reported missing in August 2019
- Her parents told conflicting stories about what had happened to her
- Her father showed police where to find her body, in a bag in a Kenosha field
- The bag was ripped open, likely by animals, and there were no human remains
- Her cause of death has never been established
- Monica Adams, 22, her mother, was given four years probation in September
- Hezile Frison, 37, her father, was sentenced to two and a half years this week
A Wisconsin father has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after his baby daughter was left to die in a field outside Kenosha.
Hezile Frison, 37, was charged over the disappearance of two-month-old Jalisa Adams-Frison, Fox 6 reported.
The little girl’s mother, Monica Adams, 22, was sentenced to four years probation on September 11, according to Kenosha News, with the judge taking into account the 18 months she had been held in custody when sparing her more time behind bars.
Both Frison and Adams pleaded guilty to hiding their daughter’s August 2019 death, and disposing of the body in a field.
Hezile Frison, 37, has been sentenced to two and a half years for his daughter’s disappearance
Jalisa Adams-Frison’s body has never been found
Jalisa Adams-Frison was two months old and being looked after by her aunt when she vanished
Investigators are seen searching for the baby’s body in August 2019
It remains unclear how Jalisa died, and her body has never been found: only a bag, which appeared to have been ripped open by animals.
Jalisa’s death came to light when a relative who had allowed Frison and Adams to live in her home reported the baby missing to police.
The relative stated that Frison and Adams ‘didn’t have an emotional connection’ with the child.
In July 2019 Frison’s sister Sparkle Diggins, who looked after the little girl, woke up to find that Frison and Adams had taken the child.
When they returned home, she said the couple were ‘argumentative’ when asked where she was.
Later, Frison ‘became emotional’ and admitted to knowing where the girl’s body was.
Adams, the complaint states, told authorities multiple stories as to how the child died, including saying that she had died in her cot.
Frison told investigators where the body was.
Prior to the baby’s disappearance, he searched for topics such as ‘what type of animals are found in Kenosha’ and ‘what is the only way a parent can not go to jail if a baby dies.’
Monica Adams is seen in court in Wisconsin, charged over her daughter’s disappearance
Monica Adams, 22, was sentenced to four years probation on September 11