A horrible mother was charged with second-degree murder after she abandoned her sweet, blind and autistic son in a field until he sadly passed away.
Kimberly Lightwine, 42, was charged with second-degree murder and after cops discovered her son, Austin Anderson, 19, dead in a field. At the time, the young child was only wearing a diaper.
Austin Anderson was discovered 15 to 20 feet from a car on Aug. 29 in a field near Morrisville. His sick mother was discovered near the field, laid face down wearing nothing but her undergarments. KYTV reported that, the mother was seen waving her arms in order to get some sort of help. During the time of the incident, she was suffering from a broken leg.
Investigators think that Anderson possibly could have passed as early as Aug. 26.
When cops discovered Lightwine, she wanted water and screamed that “she and God brought her baby into this world and that she had to help God take him out,” a probable cause statement revealed.
Officer Billy Simpson was the first to find the pair. Lightwine reportedly told him, “Billy, I killed my son.”
Lightwine was charged with second-degree murder and second-degree elder abuse — due to the disabled child being over 18 — on Sept. 3.
According to a police report, Anderson died of dehydration and lack of medication after being left in the field for an unspecified length of time.
Anderson’s father told police that his son was autistic and blind in both eyes. He also said that his son takes hydrocortisone medication and that without it, he would go into a coma and die. Anderson was unable to feed himself, change his own diapers, or give himself his medication.
“I’m a terrible mother,” Lightwine told a detective, according to the probable cause statement. “I got high, and I got depressed, and I think I am going to throw up.”
The mother told police that she had taken meth before driving herself and her son into the field where they were later found.
“I was mad as hell,” she told police. “I don’t remember why, I was just mad as … hell.”
Lightwine was unable to say exactly how long she and Austin were in the field.
“I don’t know, at least several days,” she told investigators. “I try to block it out.”
The two were in the field with no water, food, or medication. Anderson reportedly tried to curl into his mother’s arms, but she would not let him.
“My baby kept getting hot and kept coming back and wanting his mommy, but I knew it wasn’t good,” she said.
Each time, she would tell her son,” No, you don’t want to love me. Please let God take you.”
Lightwine is currently in a hospital in Springfield, Missouri. Her bond has been set at $250,000. She is facing between 10 to 30 years in prison for murder and up to 20 years for elder abuse. Sheriff Kay Williams says that when she is released from the hospital, she will be taken to the Polk County Jail.