TAMPA, Fla. — In newly released recordings, the mother accused of killing her toddler son, Jordan Belliveau, is heard talking to detectives hours after she told them she was attacked and her son kidnapped.
- More recordings released in Jordan Belliveau murder probe
- Toddler's mother, Charisse Stinson, charged in boy's death
- Recording: She offered to take lie-detector test to detectives
The audio recordings contain very detailed descriptions of the night in September 2018 when Charisse Stinson said a man named Antwan kidnapped Jordan.
She claimed that Antwan offered her and her son a ride.
"That’s when the white car pulled over. He asked us if we were OK. I said yes. He said, 'Do you need a ride?' I said yes," Stinson said.
Then, she's heard describing sex acts with Antwan that she agreed to do and ones she didn’t agree to do — all while 2-year-old Jordan was in the back seat of the vehicle.
- Stinson: "He hit me on this side, like with his fist like this."
- Detective: "Like, backhands you?"
- Stinson: "And then I even told the lady to see if she could get DNA in my hair 'cause he did pull my hair and kept hitting me. He had, like, a mason jar with weed in it and he kept hitting me with that."
- Detective: "Where did he hit you with that?"
- Stinson: "All over my face. I got punched in my mouth."
- Detective: "Were you trying to get out of the car?"
- Stinson: "I kept trying to grab on the door, and I did say, 'Let me go.' And then pretty much after that is just a blur."
In the recordings, detectives weren’t buying her story: One can be heard telling Stinson he didn’t think Antwan existed.
Stinson can then be heard denying being involved in her son’s disappearance.
"I didn’t do this," she said.
The detective asks, "Charisse, what didn’t you do?"
Stinson responds, "Y’all thinking I’m hurting him. That’s what you’re implying. How am I supposed to defend myself?"
At one point, Stinson offered to take a lie-detector test. Detectives didn’t agree to that offer.
Days later, Jordan’s body was found in a wooded area, and Stinson was charged with his murder. Investigators maintain there was never anyone named Antwan involved.
Stinson can also be heard on the new recordings talking about how she got mad and threw a TV, candle, and bottle of juice against a wall. She also said she hadn’t washed dishes or cleaned her apartment in weeks.
Some of those details are what lawmakers say were missed signs by the child welfare system. They’re also the reason why lawmakers want Jordan’s Law passed. A push to get the bill made into law was announced Monday, and Jordanslaw.com is where people can learn more about it.
Meanwhile, Stinson is due back in court next month. Her trial is set for March 2020. She’s charged with first degree murder and filing a false report to law enforcement.