A man has been charged with first degree murder for the death of his pregnant ex-girlfriend who was found naked in a vacant Michigan home.
La’Diamond Meyer’s ex-boyfriend, Willie Wilborn, allegedly used blunt force to the head and stabbed the expecting mother in her abdomen. He had the charges read to him on Thursday for the murder of the 23-year-old whose children walked to a neighbor’s house in Detroit, Michigan, to get help as she died.
‘The little boy said, ‘My daddy hit her across the head with the broom and he stabbed her,’ said the neighbor who found the body of the mother to Click on Detroit.
The mother’s children ranged from eight months to five years old.
‘She was five months pregnant. You didn’t only take hers, you took another life as well as her,’ said Meyers’ sister, Sheila Calvin.
Calvin said Meyers cared deeply for her children.
‘You took my sister, someone who we’ll never see again, someone who her kids won’t see. It’s about how her kids are going to feel now,’ Calvin said.
Meyers and Wilborn had been dating on and off for four years, according to the victim’s family.
They added that Wilborn had been abusive and controlling, and that police and child protective services were called on numerous occasions. He even had been convicted of criminal sexual conduct.
Meyer’s family said that the mother and her children had moved into the abandon home, months ago, as a means to get away.
On June 28, the estranged couple had an argument and the father was nowhere to be found when news of the mom’s death was announced.
While the four children had been inside the home when their mother was killed, the neighbor who found the body became suspicious when she saw the kids outside unattended, seeking help.
‘The little girl was riding a scooter,’ she said.
‘I said, ‘Where is your mom and dad?’ She said, ‘Mom is sleeping and dad’s at work.”
Neighbors said that the mom often kept to herself but it was clear that she loved her children.
‘She was always out with the kids, playing with the kids and doing the best that she could,’ her neighbor said.
‘No one would have ever thought that something tragic like this would have happened.’
Wilborn faces life in prison and he was quickly denied bond.