Jr. at his parents’ home in Bells, Tennessee. She had a 2-year-old daughter of her own, but she didn’t seem to show a maternal bonding with Murley’s little girl, 17-month-old Maleeya…
Molly Jane Roe, 24, had recently moved back in with her boyfriend Philip Murley
Phillip Murely Jr. with his daughter, Maleeya, in better times.
According to police, Roe picked up Maleeya and threw her. Her head hit an object. By the time medics arrived, she was in very bad shape.
The toddler was flown to Vanderbilt hospital, and Roe was charged with child abuse. But doctors also found signs of sexual abuse.
They say Maleeya suffered bruising around her vagina, stomach and hip. She also had a bite mark on her back.
The little girl wouldn’t survive her severe brain injury from being chucked across the room. When Maleeya died, the charges against Roe were upgraded to murder and aggravated rape.
Police say Murley had nothing to do with the injuries. And judging by his Facebook page, he’s not exactly standing by his woman. When he changed his status to single, and friend asked him why. Murley responded:
“CAUSE SHE KILLED MY DAUGHTER N THE POLICE GOT HER N SHE S GOIN DOWN FOR MURDER1 WHERE AT VANDERBILT THERES NOTHIN THEY COULD DO HER DAMAGES WHERE TOO SEVERE I VE LOST MY LIL GIRL MAN IM HEARTBROKEN.”
See our last story from the Homicide file: Ronald Stolberg Kills Wife for Disturbing His Sleep, Then Goes Back to Bed.