Missing 6-Year-Old Boy Found Dead Along With Mom's Ex-Boyfriend

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Markell Beasley Demetrius BeasleyAn Amber Alert for a missing Missouri boy has been cancelled, but there is no good news to report in the case of 6-year-old Markell Beasley. The little boy is dead in an apparent murder-suicide. So is his mother's ex-boyfriend, a man who helped raise him and gave little Markell his last name.

Like the large percentage of abductions, Markell's was what's known as a non-stranger abduction. His mother, Michelle Gelling, had allowed him to go to what she thought was a Christmas gathering with the family of her ex-boyfriend Demetrius Beasley

Only it turns out there was no Christmas party, and the Beasleys had turned the little boy over to Demetrius. When Gelling reported her son missing, she believed he was with her ex-boyfriend, who she said was making threats to her via text and phone, warning her he would not return her son.

Cops believe Demetrius Beasley actually killed his ex-girlfriend's son before turning the gun on himself on Wednesday.

I can't help thinking about the members of Beasley's family who helped him get hold of this little boy. Did they know what he was planning? I can't imagine they did. No one in their right mind would set something like this up if they could foresee a loved one dying OR a child dying ... forget both happening.

Demetrius was not the boy's father and apparently did not have any legal rights to custody. Still, he clearly had a vested interest in the child and whatever issue he had to work out should have been left to him and Gelling. Sticking your nose into someone else's custody issues can never end well.   

This family will have a LOT weighing on their conscience for years to come.

What do you think should happen with the family here? Should they be charged for helping Beasley?

 

Image via Missouri State Highway Patrol

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adamat34 adamat34

Absolutely they should face charges. Its deciet and this child is dead because of it. They lied to enable a kidnapping. I think that is a felony if I'm not mistaken. Horrible.

femal... femaleMIKE

Yes, the Beasleys should be charged with charges.  They aided this kidnapping.  disgusting. 

Kings... KingsleysMommy

Charge them with accessory. Plain and simple.

heath... heather_H83

Agreed

They lied to his mother to gain access to the child. Then gave him to the ex boyfriend.

aiding in an abduction.

funmo... funmommy123

The family should be charged.

Katie Bogdan Sunderlin

Absolutely they should be charged as accessories. The mom was keeping him away from her ex for a good reason and they lied to gain access to the boy to give them to the ex. Not only that they should be held liable for the boy's funeral costs as well.

Cindy Rankin Jenkins

This was a horrible and completely preventable crime! But it is not my place to judge, if the law doesn't take care of the irresponsible people then they will be held accountable when they meet their maker. 


 

Leticia Vuittonet

THE FAMILY THAT HELPED IN THIS SHOULD HAVE KIDKNAPP CHARGES ON THEM

nonmember avatar Tanya Mobley

These people should be punished as he would have been. Sound harsh? Fine. But for their nefarious actions, this child would have been safe at home with his Mother! They lied to her, in that there was NO family Christmas event. That is reprehensible in and of itself. To couple that with the fact that now her son is dead because of their lie??? Put 'em on trial for murder!! I know that legally speaking it (a murder charge) won't fly, but morally speaking they did

nonmember avatar Tanya Mobley

These people should be punished as he would have been. Sound harsh? Fine. But for their nefarious actions, this child would have been safe at home with his Mother! They lied to her, in that there was NO family Christmas event. That is reprehensible in and of itself. To couple that with the fact that now her son is dead because of their lie??? Put 'em on trial for murder!! I know that legally speaking it (a murder charge) won't fly, but morally speaking they did exactly that. These are the WORST SORT OF PEOPLE! I'll bet you anything that they won't comment or face up in any fashion to their CRIME! Scum.

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