Yesterday at about 5:30 P.M. central my niece Allie Croom was murdered. She was drowned at the hands of my ex-sister in laws boyfriend. I don't even know where to start. First off my brother's ex-wife is one of the worst people I know. Unfortunatly my brother agreed to have 50/50 custody of the kids to make things easy, I have to say my parents and I disagreed with him. She would always bring the girls over to my brother, no shoes, no clothes, no car seats, etc. All these things were provided to her via my parents or my brother. Her new boyfriend currently has Victim Protection Orders againt him for assault with a deadly weapon against his ex-wife and mother in law. She moved in with him only after dating a short time. The girls Arianna 3 and Allie 2 would tell us stories about how he always spanked them. When we started hearing this we made it very clear to the boyfirend that this would stop. My brothers ex-wife claims Allie was playing in the water at the shore of the lake. I know this was a lie because Allie was afraid of the water, very afraid. The police say the boyfriend repeatedly dunked Allie under the water as the ex-wife watched, each time Allie was taking in water to her lungs and shortly after she stopped breathing and started bleeding from her nose. This was all witnessed by her 3 year old sister and the boyfriends 6 year old son. The kids eye witness account led to the boyfriends arrest this morning about 2 A.M. Central. We understand they are building a case against the ex-wife now and will be making an arrest soon. My brother has taken emergency full custody of the 3 year old granted by the Department of Human Services, she spent most of the day with my wife and I while my brother made funeral arrangements. I am adding a link to the local news story please watch the video of my brother in the right corner of the screen. They have charged the boyfriend with First Degree Murder and he will be facing the death penalty. My brother dosen't show much emotion but believe me he is in shock and it really hasen't hit him yet. Just have Allie and my bother in your prayers tonight.
Man Accused Of Drowning Girl At Metro Lake - Oklahoma City News Story - KOCO Oklahoma City T