Last November, the three year-old daughter of Karonne Ivey continued to say that her “tootie” hurt and conveyed that something sexual had been happening to her. She then made the allegation that her perpetrator was her fifteen year-old half brother.
Karonne Ivey was “shocked” at her daughter’s claim but she believed the child and took her to an emergency room for an exam. Even though the examination did not show any evidence of sexual assault (not uncommon, even when a child has been raped), and although fifteen year-old Jamar Jr. denied that he ever touched his sister sexually, Karonne Ivey felt that her little girl could not have come up with such an accusation on her own and that something must have happened to her.
Prosecutors allege that Jamar Jr. then made a 1:30 a.m confession in a phone call to his father, saying, he “did it” but Jamar Sr. was allegedly too angry to discuss it that night and said he would go see his son the next day to talk about it.
Prosecutors claim that Jamar’s father arrived at his son’s home the next day with the intention of murdering him. They say that when Jamar jr. admitted to having raped his little sister, Jamar sr. decided to execute his son for his alleged crime. Prosecutors say that Jamar Pinkney Jr. was beaten with a pistol and made to strip naked at gunpoint by his father. They say that Jamar was then forced to go outside his home, and as his mother and grandmother watched, Jamar’s father made his son kneel in front of him. In the next moment of this horrific scene, Jamar’s father shot Jamar jr., execution-style, in the boy’s face. Jamar’s mother testified that her son begged for mercy from his father, screaming, “no daddy no, I’m sorry,” but her son received no leniency, just a bullet to his head.
Jamar Pinkney Sr. was sentenced to 35-80 years in prison for second-degree murder.