East Texas shocked over alleged baby murder
POSTED: Thursday, December 4, 2008 - 7:09pm
UPDATED: Monday, April 21, 2014 - 9:48am
They say mother Jesseca Carson and soon-to-be stepfather Blaine Milam "just didn't seem like the type"
HENDERSON - Friends and school officials say Jesseca Carson and Blaine Milam appeared on the outside as your average teenage lovebirds.
But they came from two different worlds.
She a Longview High School honor student, office aide and single mom.
In fact the title of her Jessica Carson's MySpace page says: My daughter and my fiance are my life. ♥ I got everything i want with Blaine and Amora.
She goes on to say that she is a "band geek" that "planned to join the national guard in two years."
"I was shocked," said principal James Brewer. "Jesseca was an office aide and she always brought pictures of the baby. Her family was so excited when the baby finally arrived. After I heard this, I was shocked because it didn't fit her personality. Definitely didn't fit her as a mother."
Milam was a high school drop-out and convicted child rapist of a 14-year-old.
Fellow co-worker and neighbor "John" said in the beginning things were normal between the young pair.
But after the heart attack death of Milam's father - he said Blaine changed.
"He became very controlling over Jessica," said John. "She would do anything he told her. No questions...he was always right."
Although Milam is not the biological father, John says Milam considered baby Amora Carson as his own.
Carson and Milam were engaged last March - but a wedding will likely never happen as the two sit in jail awaiting trial over the bludgeoning death of baby Amora.
A crime so horrific, so gruesome, seasoned investigators told us yesterday they wept upon seeing the crime seen.
"The last couple of months," said John, "They started acting weird. They were using a weegie board and other stuff. But I never thought they'd kill that baby. Not in a million years."
John said Jessica loved her baby and would be at her side the moment Amora cried.
Still in shock - everyone that knows the couple says the hardest part is trying to make sense of it all.
"My first question is why," said John. "Babies don't deserve that."
Authorities still maintain drugs were not involved.
John says Amora's biological father, Arlen Mutina serves in the Armed Forces overseas.
In a blog posted Dec. 3 he writes:
On December 2, 2008, I found that my daughter, Amora Bain Carson, was brutally slain at the hands of her mother, Jesseca Bain Carson, and her fiance, Blaine Milam. I never in this world would have imagined all of this. I know that Amora had no known illnesses, so it is my personal belief that this whole 'demonic possession' is nothing more than just an excuse made to escape potential hazards that they now both face.
As a Soldier, I have been in South Korea for the past year. I have only seen Amora twice in her life, and woe and behold, the third will be the last time as I will be burying my little girl soon.
To my little angel, I will always be with you, and we will meet again in the next life. I will always love you, in this life, and in the next.