Mother of Jashyah Moore Released From Jail After Abuse Allegations
In SummaryThe mother of Jashyah Moore has been released from the Essex County Jail after being accused of physical abuse and neglect.
The mother of former missing New Jersey teen Jashyah Moore has been released from jail after being accused of abuse.
Jamie Moore was released from the Essex County jail on Tuesday after a detention hearing, according to NJ.com. The 40-year-old woman was arrested after her missing teenage daughter was found in New York and told authorities her mother abused her, BNC previously reported. She was charged with two counts of second-degree endangering the welfare of a child.
According to NBC News, the teen’s mother is accused of beating her with a frying pan, stabbing her in the shoulder with a steak knife, pulling out her braids, and spraying bleach in her eyes. Moore also refused to enroll Jashyah in school.
Moore was active in speaking with the media as police searched for her daughter, who was missing for weeks and later found at a shelter in Brooklyn, NJ.com reported. Moore even spoke to BNC, alleging that her daughter had been abducted and not a runaway.
Assistant Prosecutor Jesse Stalnaker argued Moore was a flight risk due to the seriousness of the charges. She faces five to 10 years if she is convicted on the abuse charges. Stalnaker said Moore did not enroll her 14-year-old daughter in school so that the teen could take care of her young brother while the mother watched TV or slept.
Moore’s attorney, Durann Neil Jr., argued that his client was being treated for cancer and she needed her daughter to help take care of her brother. He also alleged the prosecution laid out allegations they have not yet proven.
Jamie has been ordered to stay away from her 3-year-old son and 14-year-old daughter Jashyah as a condition of her release. She must also be confined to home detention with an electronic monitoring bracelet until her next court appearance on Dec. 20.
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