The mother of two-months-old Jalisa Adams-Frison, Monica Adams, 22, was sentenced to four years probation on Sept 11
Jalisa’s dad, Hezile Frison, 37, has been sentenced to two and a half years for his daughter’s disappearance
Frison and his girlfriend Adams, both faced charges after they left their two-month-old daughter to die in a field because they didn’t have an ’emotional connection to the child’, police said
Jalisa Adams-Frison, two months old, in Aug 2019 when she was reported missing by her aunt
Her parents told conflicting stories about what had happened to their daughter, but Frison eventually showed police where to find her body, in a bag in a Kenosha field
The bag was ripped open, likely by animals and there were no human remains, but investigators collected enough evidence to charge the parents
Her cause of death has never been established
A 37-year-old Wisconsin man has been sentenced to two and a half years in prison after his baby daughter was left to die in a field outside Kenosha.
Hezile Frison faced five total charges, including failure to report the death of a child.
His girlfriend and the baby’s mother 22-year-old Monica Adams faced six total charges, also including failure to report the death of a child.
Investigators believe 2-month-old Jalisa Adams-Frison was abandoned in a field. Frison’s girlfriend and the child’s mother, Monica Adams, was also charged in the case.
After his prison term Frison will be subject to five years of extended supervision, consecutive to sentencing for a separate, Milwaukee County case.
Jalisa’s parents, Frison and Adams, pled guilty to hiding their daughter’s August 2019 death, and disposing of the body in a field. The baby’s body has never been found.
On September 11, the court ordered a withheld sentence for the infant girl’s mother, Monica Adams, placing her on four years of probation in September and nine months in the Kenosha County Jail with Huber privileges.
According to Kenosha News, the judge took into account the 18 months she had been held in custody when sparing her more time behind bars.
The circumstances surrounding the baby’s death remains unclear, and her body has never been found. All that was found was a bag, which appeared to have been ripped open by animals.
Jalisa’s death came to light when a relative who had allowed Frison and Adams to live in her home reported the baby missing to police.
The relative stated that Frison and Adams ‘didn’t have an emotional connection’ with the child.
In July 2019 Frison’s sister Sparkle Diggins, who looked after the little girl, woke up to find that Frison and Adams had taken the child.
When they returned home, she said the couple were ‘argumentative’ when asked where she was.
Later, Frison ‘became emotional’ and admitted to knowing where the girl’s body was, investigators were told.
Adams, the complaint states, told authorities multiple stories as to how the child died, including saying that she had died in her cot.
Prior to the baby’s disappearance, her father searched for topics such as ‘what type of animals are found in Kenosha’ and ‘what is the only way a parent can not go to jail if a baby dies.’
Frison told investigators where the body was. Frison gave investigators the location of the girl’s body, a field in Kenosha.
Although her remains were missing, investigators collected enough evidence to charge the parents.