Closing arguments in Mona Nelson case scheduled for Monday

Closing arguments in Mona Nelson case scheduled for Monday


The horrific crime has barely registered a blip in the mainstream media. Mona Nelson, a 44-year-old black American female, allegedly kidnapped, tortured, and killed 12-year-old Jonathan Foster with a blowtorch, then dumped his little body, burnt to the point where dental records were needed to identify him, on the side of the road on Christmas Eve, 2010.

Jonathan’s body was found four days later. Mona Nelson was identified through surveillance video of her truck. Nelson does not have to face a jury of her peers, as the judge will determine her fate. She has been supported by activist Quanell X, the leader of the New Black Panther Party hate group in Houston.

Police confiscated a badly burned section of carpet from the home of Mona Yvette Nelson, along with welding equipment. Twine was also found at the scene that matched twine “found around Jonathan’s hands.”

Closing arguments begin in the non-reported story on Monday. Where is the media?

Deborah Wrigley from the local ABC affiliate reported that compelling evidence during the trial linking Nelson’s DNA to 12-year-old Jonathan Foster’s Looney Tunes sweatshirt.

Jonathan’s mom, Angela Davis, was at work when she received a phone call on Christmas Eve. Her supervisor told her about the call and she returned it knowing something was wrong since she was told Jonathan’s babysitter called and he was home alone. Davis said she returned the call and a “strange woman” answered the phone.

She heard Jonathan in the background. The line went dead.

When mom arrived home, nobody was there. She said:

I ran up and down the street banging on doors, standing in the parking lot, hollering my son’s name.

There has been no discussion of whether this is a hate crime. No motive has been identified.

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Renee Nal

Renee Nal

Renee Nal is a co-founder of, a news and political commentary site founded by former Glenn Beck interns. She is also the National Conservative Examiner. Renee is an associate producer for Trevor Loudon's political documentary, 'The Enemies Within.'


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