Quinton Simon's mom's final moments before murder arrest

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The grandma of toddler Quinton Simon who told the FBI that her girl was a 'flight risk' up of her arrest, has posted a video breaking down into tears pursuing an accusation that 'she knew her girl killed him.'

The toddler's parent Leilani Simon, 22, was charged with his execution aft quality remains, believed to beryllium those of the small boy, were recovered successful a Georgia landfill site.

Leilani volition walk her 2nd nighttime successful jailhouse aft being arrested and charged connected Monday aft reporting her 20-month-old lad missing connected October 5.

In a abbreviated video to TikTok Leilani's parent and Quinton's grandma Billi Jo Howell, 45, tin be seen sitting successful a seat with her manus resting connected her forehead.

Howell appears to beryllium distraught with a remark disposable connected the video asking: 'Why were you harboring Leilani erstwhile you knew she killed Quinton the full time?'

'Why would you presume I did,' Howell begins to accidental earlier taking a little pause.

'I've mislaid truthful much, but cipher cares.'

Billie Jo Howell posted a video to Tik Tok breaking down into tears pursuing the accusation that 'she knew her girl killed' her grandson Quinton

Howell, 45, thinks the missing toddler accidentally drowned successful a bathtub due to the fact that her girl and fellow were retired of it connected drugs 

Breaking down into tears the distraught parent and grandma past turns distant from the camera ending the abbreviated clip.

Speaking to WTOC Howell expressed her heavy sadness explaining that she couldn't spell into further item astir the case, earlier handing the telephone to a household friend.

The household person said that a fewer weeks agone that Leilani had checked herself into a attraction halfway and had been determination ever since.

Howell had been successful connection with the FBI connected a regular ground since her grandson's disappearance was reported arsenic had Leilani.

The person went connected to accidental that Howell had heard that her girl was readying to cheque herself retired of the attraction halfway erstwhile she called the FBI.

'[Howell] had to marque 1 of the hardest decisions of her life, and telephone the FBI agents and fto them cognize that [Leilani] was signing herself out,' the household person who remained nameless said.

'[Howell told the FBI that Leilani] could not travel backmost here, and [that] she was going to beryllium a formation risk, due to the fact that she could not travel backmost here.

The person went connected to accidental that Howell disquieted her girl 'was going to beryllium backmost connected the streets doing God knows what, with God knows who.'

At the petition of FBI, Howell picked up Leilani from the attraction halfway and spent the past fewer escaped hours with her girl 'buying immoderate time' for the FBI.

'They asked her to bargain immoderate time. So, she went and picked up Leilani's belongings from different center, and past she took Leilani to person her past escaped meal,' the household person said.

Howell had been successful speaking with the FBI connected a regular ground since her grandson's disappearance was reported, arsenic had Leilani. Here the brace are speaking to media earlier Leilani's arrest

Diana McCarta, who babysat Quinton for 10 months, recounting the time she received a substance connection saying she wouldn't person to babysit the adjacent day, she wants justness for Quinton

After taking her girl from the attraction halfway she had been staying and having a meal, Howell took Leilani to the Savannah FBI office, wherever conscionable a fewer hours aboriginal she was arrested

After the meal, Howell took her girl to the Savannah FBI office, wherever conscionable a fewer hours aboriginal she was arrested and charged with Quinton's murder.

Friends, household and acquaintances person had a beardown absorption to the arrest, Diana McCarta, who babysat Quinton for 10 months, recounting the time helium went missing.

'You wonderment what helium had to endure from the clip that helium near my house, to the greeting erstwhile I got the substance [saying I wouldn't request to babysit the adjacent day],' she told WTOC.

'I can't adjacent imagine, and I don't privation to deliberation astir it due to the fact that it drives maine crazy.

'I conscionable don't cognize however immoderate parent could wounded their child. I don't cognize what could beryllium going done their caput for them to wounded their child.'

Leilana was transported to the Chatham County Detention Center connected Monday wherever she volition await a enslaved hearing.

Police accidental they bash not expect making immoderate different arrests successful transportation with the case.

The 22-year-old has been charged with malice, murder, concealing the decease of different person, mendacious reporting and making mendacious statements successful transportation with the disappearance and decease of her son.

During a property league connected Monday nighttime Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said constabulary confirmed they had recovered quality remains connected Friday with DNA investigation presently being conducted - aft a month-long search.

'Our hunt teams astatine the discarded absorption landfill recovered what they believed were quality remains this afternoon,' helium said.

Leilani is charged with malice, murder, concealing the decease of different person, mendacious reporting and making mendacious statements successful transportation with the disappearance and decease of her son

Twenty-month-old Quinton Simon had been missing since October 5 but his remains are believed to person been recovered successful a landfill tract successful Georgia

During a property league Chatham County Police Chief Jeff Hadley said constabulary confirmed they had recovered quality remains with DNA investigation being conducted

'The FBI laboratory successful Quantico, Virginia confirmed that they are successful information quality remains and further investigating including DNA investigation is being conducted and we person each crushed to judge that this volition corroborate the remains are Quentin's.'

Hadley became visibly affectional during the 15 minutes property league arsenic helium described the findings arsenic a 'heartbreaking development'.

'This is simply a heartbreaking improvement for everyone who loved Quentin for the galore radical who came to cognize him aft his disappearance and for our section erstwhile we archetypal received the telephone that Quentin was missing, we were hopeful that we would find him live and unharmed,' helium said.

'But arsenic we person been telling you for weeks each of our grounds pointed to his parent being liable for his decease and disappearance and his remains being recovered successful the landfill.'

The Chatham County Police Chief told however the hunt of Little Neck Landfill, which continues, began 1 period agone with the partial remains of a quality kid yet being found.

'What happened to this 20-month-old kid is unthinkable,' said Will Clarke, elder supervisory nonmigratory cause successful complaint of the FBI's Savannah and Brunswick offices.

'No kid should beryllium harmed by anyone, fto unsocial the idiosyncratic successful their lives that should beryllium their protector.

'This probe does not extremity here. There is much enactment to do. The FBI on with our instrumentality enforcement partners volition proceed to find justness for Quentin.

'[Leilani] has been the sole fishy since the beginning. We consciousness that we person a precise beardown case. [Leilani] doesn't merit a Thanksgiving, frankly. Quinton deserves that.'

Leilani reported 20-month-old Quinton missing from their Savannah, Georgia location connected October 5. His assemblage has not been found, but constabulary person ruled that helium was murdered.

Quinton Simon pictures with his parents earlier the toddler went missing 

The Chatham County Police Department shared photos of the squad sorting done tons of garbage arsenic they hunt for small Quinton 

Agents were searching landfill for immoderate signs of small Quinton's remains. They recovered quality remains which are undergoing DNA analysis

According to police, Leilani's boyfriend, Danny Youngkin, was the past 1 to spot him astir 6am connected the time helium vanished - but it wasn't until aft 9am that his parent reported him missing. Police fishy Quinton's assemblage was placed successful a dumpster.

Leilani was the premier fishy successful the disappearance and presumed decease of the 20-month-old.

Child Protective Services besides removed her 2 different children from her custody connected October 12.

Two weeks aft Quinton's disappearance, Leilani and her mother, Howell, were astatine Sting Ray's, a formation barroom successful the adjacent abrogation municipality of Tybee Island, drowning their sorrows.

A photograph of Leilani wrong the barroom was obtained by WSAV.

DailyMail.com revealed that the brace spent astir 3 hours astatine the bar, sitting extracurricular successful a ample group, downing Patron shots and pestering their server to portion with them.

After details of Leilani's outing astatine the barroom emerged, the section constabulary section tweeted a photograph of their landfill hunt for Quinton.  

Quinton's parent had mislaid custody of him and his brother, and had conscionable been ordered by the authorities to commencement paying kid enactment erstwhile helium vanished.

A week beforehand, she was told she'd request to cough up $150-a-month for the boys. If 1 of them died, that measure would beryllium reduced by $50.

On October 5, Quinton's parent claimed that she woke up astatine 9.30am and recovered the doorway of the location open.

Quinton, she said, was obscurity to beryllium found.

Howell has a agelong rap expanse that includes anterior arrests for prostitution, cocaine possession and assault.

When Quinton archetypal disappeared, she told section reporters that her girl - who she'd antecedently evicted - 'didn't ever bash the close thing.'

Howell had ineligible custody of the small lad but was distant erstwhile her 20-month-old grandson vanished from their location successful Savannah

Leilani claimed she had to barricade herself wrong of her Savannah, Georgia location arsenic protesters gathered extracurricular astatine each hours of the time accusing her of her son's murder

Leilani and Howell enactment up information cameras and floodlights astir the home. A protester is seen present carrying a motion calling them 'Baby killers' 

When Quinton's disquieted babysitter spoke retired astir her concerns for the boy, Howell confronted her angrily.

She stormed into her location and demanded that she halt speaking publically astir their family.

Last period Howell shared her mentation connected the lawsuit and overmuch much successful a bombshell speech with the child's biologic father, Henry 'Bubba' Moss.

In an audio of an 11-minute telephone telephone obtained by DailyMail.com, Howell could beryllium heard saying: 'I feel, honestly and frankly, Bubba, I'm not going to prevarication to you, I consciousness similar determination was an accident.'

'I consciousness similar thing happened portion Quinton was successful the bathtub, and helium drowned, and they were some high. That's my theory.'

'Hell, they should person conscionable called the constabulary if thing similar that happened,' Bubba replied.

'If you're precocious arsenic hell, man, you bash anserine sh*t,' said Howell said. 

The 45-year-old grandma said police, meanwhile, person shared their ain suspicion – that Leilani, the boy's mother, 'blacked out' that morning.

'The constabulary are the ones saying that she went into a traumatic authorities and blacked out,' she told Bubba successful the call.

'It's not her saying she don't remember. That's what constabulary told her. And that's what they told me.'

Howell, who had custody of the toddler astatine the time, was distant erstwhile her 20-month-old grandson vanished from their location successful Savannah aboriginal October 5.

At 1 constituent Leilani spoke retired claiming she had go a captive successful her ain location aft being suspected of being progressive successful her son's disappearance.

The young parent told WTOC successful a teary interrogation however she has had to barricade herself successful her gait to fell from protesters – with immoderate adjacent leaving signs similar 'Baby Killer' connected a memorial she acceptable up extracurricular for her son.

'I'm here, I've been present each time since this. I'm not moving and I'm not hiding,' she told the section quality station.

At 1 stage, Leilani tried to pin her son's disappearance connected his biologic begetter claiming her ex-lover snatched the toddler from her Savannah location successful the acheronian of night

Leilani Simon told constabulary that her ex-lover Henry Moss (left), who is called Bubba, snatched her lad from her Savannah home. He said helium cooperated with constabulary and that she is 'evil'

'And if thing does travel up that I americium astatine fault, I volition instrumentality myself to the constabulary station.'

She went connected to slam protesters who person been gathering extracurricular her home, saying: 'It makes it hard to adjacent process what's going [on] astir us.'

'I can't adjacent locomotion retired and admit my ain son's memorial oregon enactment down gifts that I got for him,' she continued.

At 1 stage, Leilani tried to pin her son's disappearance connected his biologic begetter claiming her ex-lover snatched the toddler from her Savannah location successful the acheronian of night.

It prompted constabulary to way down and face Quinton's long-absent begetter soon aft she reported him missing. 

DailyMail.com located the boy's biologic begetter astatine his location 85 miles from Savannah and successful an exclusive interrogation Henry Moss – who is known arsenic Bubba – revealed however his ex tried to blasted him for the boy's vanishing.

'Leilani's tried to blasted it connected me,' the shaggy-haired 24-year-old told DailyMail.com successful a brushed confederate drawl.

He said helium was mowing his boss's tract erstwhile constabulary pulled up.

'They asked did I person him and erstwhile was the past clip I was successful Savannah?' helium recalled. 'They told maine Leilani said I came and got him overnight.'

Bubba, who lives successful Girard, Georgia, a agrarian municipality of 250 people, told constabulary that helium hadn't been anyplace adjacent Savannah.

Bubba vowed helium told constabulary the information – that helium was location erstwhile Quinton disappeared. He said helium presented alibis and that determination was besides CCTV footage from the next-door state presumption that proved helium didn't permission his location overnight.

At that time, it was conscionable a missing person's case.

'I told constabulary – she's gonna wounded that baby,' helium recalled. 'I said I didn't cognize what was going on. Hell, I haven't heard from her successful six to 7 months.

'She's a unspeakable idiosyncratic and she's going to jail, oregon hell. She's evil. She shouldn't beryllium present retired successful society.'

'If she didn't privation him, she could person told me,' helium added. 'I would person travel and got him.'

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