Over 3 years ago a 2 year old twin, Juliette, was murdered in her own home. She died from multiple blunt force trauma. The family has given the authorities in charge of this case over 2 years to do their jobs and little to nothing has been done. This case is still an "open case" however the persons with Juliette have not be contacted for questioning in over a year. The authorities denied the help of America's Most Wanted, decline to answer the families questions and lie. There is corruption everywhere in Juliette's case. We need the help of the media to end the corruption in Nebraska today, before another child is denied the justice they deserve.
There were 3 adults in the home at the time of Juliette's death. Her mother, her mother's boyfriend, and her mother's ex boyfriend. Drugs and alcohol were found in the home. The crime scene was not taped off for 4 to 5 days. The adults were not questioned for 4 to 5 days. The remaining twin was not taking into child protective custody for days after her sister's murder.
The surviving twin was bruised and traumatized. 3 years later, she is in the care of her father's parents while her Daddy is serving our county. She is happy and healthy and just started kindergarten this year. She should have had this special time with Juliette. She remembers her sister very well and even comments that she wants to go to Heaven to see Juliette.
"Justice for Juliette This is long but an overview of the case.
In the spring of 2010 our family was finally able to obtain the autopsy report. The autopsy confirmed that Juliette's death was a homicide from multiple blunt force trauma which included a lacerated liver and head trauma. She had other injuries, but the 4 inch laceration to her liver caused her death per Mr. Weimer former DA in September 2008.
Juliette and Jaelyn's Father was attending Army bootcamp at the time of Juliette's murder. Jaelyn is currently in permanent custody of her Father and Paternal Grandparents. Her daddy deployed for his 3rd tour of duty overseas in May 2011.....
On July 10th, 2008 Juliette spent the day at Oregan Trail Days, a local annual festivity with her twin Sister Jaelyn, their Mother, her boyfriend, and her other roommate and ex. boyfriend. They didn't arrive home reportedly until between 11:00 and midnight after stopping for more liquor at the store.
At 3 a.m. on July 11th, 2008 mommy and her boyfriend took Juliette to the Emergency Room and reported they had witnessed a seizure and that she was running a fever. The hospital reports there was no sign of any head injury initially, that Juliette was responding normally, and after examination was sent home with instructions to be monitored closely and to follow up with her primary doctor. Juliette was released around 4 a.m. Upon returning home mommy claims she put Juliette to bed, and took a sleeping pill around 5a.m. ... Yes Sleeping Pill!!!! When she claimed she had to be at work at 8:00am that morning and who was going to take care of sick little Juliette with her seizures and fever and Jaelyn her twin when she woke up?????
Upon waking up over 7 hours later around 11:30a.m. mommy claims that she found Juliette not breathing in her crib. The details get sketchy from here. What we do know is they went to the neighbor's home where the neighbor called 911. Why they didn't use their cell phones, we don't know. Mommy did call her brother who arrived around the same time as the authorities. Mommy claims she can't talk about the case because a police officer instructed her not too even though she has not been arrested. Isn't that interesting. Really!!
We have heard for over 3 years from the Scottsbluff District Attorney's Office that they are working the case and that justice will be done. First, from Mr. Weimer DA, who is now a Judge and then from Ms Wasserberger former DA and now the new DA Mr. Warner who was from the Attorney General's Office and has been assigned this case for well over 3 years and is the now the Scottsbluff DA for the 3rd time. He too preaches the same rhetoric. They have told our family very little for over 3 years. They have not interviewed or re interviewed folks who came forward with more information. If mistakes were made in the initial investigation, then why would the DA not interview & re interview folks involved with these three adults around the time of Juliette's murder?
We have been told that the problem with this case is that since no one is talking this case will be too hard to convict. No confessions. REALLY! Because they don't have specific proof as to which adult actually beat Juliette to death they are unable to charge anyone. There are felony neglect /abuse charges that would apply to this case here. Drugs were found in the home and none of the adults in the home were ever charged with drug possession which could have pressured the adults in the home without interfering with murder charges down the road. Why didn't the police take all three adults into custody for a 72hr hold to pressure them? So many issues with how this case was handled.
It has also come to our attention that proper protocol was not followed by the responding officers and investigators in this case. We couldn't understand why this case hasn't been prosecuted... well now we may know why! Once Juliette's broken little body was removed from the home, the responding officers left the scene without securing it. These officers also did not request a search warrant properly the first time, so a second search warrant needed to be obtained and so the house was not sealed off until 4-5 days after Juliette's death. During this time people were coming and going at will. Also, none of the adults that were in the house were officially interviewed until days after Juliette's death resulting in time for them to create a cover. Also, there were failed lie detector tests and still nothing has been done in this case.
This 720sq ft house had mommy, her two year old twin girls, two adult men & a 15 yo runaway living in it just weeks before Juliette's murder. There was abuse and neglect occurring in that home and the police have done nothing in this case.
Two weeks prior to Juliette's murder she was taken to the emergency room for stitches to her head at 10:00 p.m. & there are different stories of how that head injury happened.
Less than a month before Juliette's murder mommy & her boyfriend were involved in an assault on a man with a baseball bat where her boyfriend eventually went to prison for this crime and the man he beat with the baseball bat eventually murdered another man. These were the types of individuals that mommy had her two year old twin's exposed to. If the police had arrested them when the assault occurred then maybe DFS would have gotten involved to protect my nieces before Juliette could have been beaten to death less than a month later. So many issues with this whole case.
This case was botched from the beginning and then covered up! It is time that someone answers for their mistakes and stands up for the life of this precious little girl!
This tragedy was never anything our family expected. At the time this occurred my parents had moved from Gering, Nebraska back to Green Bay WI for 3 years. Mommy decided she wanted to be single again after only a year of marriage & daddy had no where to go but back home to his family in Wisconsin without the girls because mommy wasn't going to let the father have them. Daddy then decided to enlist in the Army. He has 7 brothers and sisters besides many other extended family members but unfortunately we all live in Minnesota, Wisconsin, Illinois and Ohio. There was none of the daddy's family living in Nebraska to see what was happening to his little girls. As you have read mommy was involved in drugs, had two boyfriends living with her and liked to party at the children's expense. Daddy had sent nearly $7,000 to mommy in 7 months and she was still over 3 months behind in rent and utilities. She chose her life style and her men over her children."