NEW evidence has emerged in connection with the death of Quinton Simon as his mother shockingly asked to see the court document in person.
Leilani Simon’s attorneys have asked the courts to review all Department of Family & Children Services documents about Quinton and the rest of the family.
Leilani has also asked to see the files “in camera” so that she may receive a fair trial, the court filing said.
The 22-year-old mother faces 19 charges in connection with the disappearance and death of her 20-month-old son Quinton.
Little Quinton disappeared from his grandmother’s home in Savannah, Georgia on October 5.
Leilani reportedly left her mother’s home on the night of Oct. 4 to meet with her drug dealer and again the next morning to dump Quinton’s body in the dumpster at Azalea Mobile Home Park, court documents claim.
Chatham County Police pronounced the 20-month-old infant dead and revealed the boy’s body was unknowingly disposed of in a landfill.
After a month-long search by Chatham Police, investigators discovered the remains of an infant on November 18, with DNA analysis later confirming the bones found were Quinton’s.
According to his mother, she beat the toddler to death and dumped his body in a dumpster by a trailer.
Leilani was arrested in November and remains in the Chatham County Jail.
A hearing is scheduled for January 25.
Meanwhile, Quinton’s grandmother Billie Jo Betterton, also known as Billie Jo Howell, was arrested last month for contempt of court.
A mug shot of Jo Howell showed her in an orange suicide gown.
Howell had custody of 20-month-old Quinton at the time of his disappearance.
“LOST SO MUCH”
After Leilani’s arrest, Howell broke her silence in an emotional TikTok video.
A TikToker asked Howell, “Why did you host Leilani when she knew she was killing Quinton the whole time?”
She tearfully replied, “Why would you assume I did it? I’ve lost so much, but nobody cares.”
A family friend told WTOC that Leilani checked into a treatment center a few weeks ago and Howell learned she was planning to discharge herself.
The source added that she had to make “one of the hardest decisions of her life” by telling the FBI about Leilani’s plans.
Quinton’s babysitter, Diana McCarta, shared an audio recording with the toddler and his mother.
McCarta shared the recording in an interview with WSAV, where she opened up about Leilani’s parenting style and her relationship with her children, especially Quinton.
McCarta’s audio was captured from her daughter’s phone and described an argument between Leilani and her children.
“It was a shot of us finding the babies in the pool and my daughter calling me from work,” McCarta said.
“I’m coming straight home, we’re trying to get Leilani to the door, there was no one to answer.
“We didn’t know if she was gone or what.
“We brought the children to my house.
“A few minutes later, Leilani calls and asks if we have the kids, and we said yes.”
McCarta shared that both children, Zayn and Quinton, were reportedly alone in the pool and that Leilani was mad at her about it.
Both children were five and two years old at the time of the alleged fight.
https://www.the-sun.com/news/7135899/leilani-simon-quinton-court-documents-review-update/ New potential evidence emerges as Quinton asks Simon’s mum to see documents about ‘dramatic past’ in person