KANSAS CITY, Kan. — Kansas City, Kan., police say the individuals who have been charged in the death of four-year-old Honesty Sanders turned themselves in early Wednesday morning.
A spokesperson for the KCK Police Department says just after midnight Devondre Sanders, the young girl’s father, and Sierra Mitchell, Devondre’s girlfriend, walked into a police station and turned themselves in.
Devondre and Sierra have both been charged through the Wyandotte County District Attorney’s Office with first degree murder for the death Honesty Sanders.
Police issued a release on Tuesday saying that they were looking for them.
“It’s kind of a 50-50 thing,” officer Tom Tomasic with the KCK Police Department said Tuesday. “Sometimes people will think it’s been this long and they’re obviously not worried about it, so we’re not going to worry about it either. We’ll just stick around. And we’ve had plenty of cases like that where you can go right to where you think they are and pick those people up. Then on the other side you have times where something could happen so let’s get out of here and hide for a while and see what happens.”
Honesty’s death was ruled a homicide in mid-November.
KCK police say on May 27 officers responded to the 700 block of Vermont Ave., and found Honesty laying unresponsive on an apartment floor. Officers attempted CPR and she was later taken to a hospital where she died.
In June her mom told FOX 4’s Robert Townsend that she was convinced someone severely beat the little girl.
“I had a feeling something was going on with her. Didn’t nobody believe me, the police, asking them, asking DFS,” Myra Price said.
“If a baby comes in the hospital by themself unresponsive, brain-damaged, crushed lungs, that’s showing bruises all over her body, that’s abuse so I don’t understand why there’s nobody in custody.”
Price said that in October of 2015 she took Honesty to her paternal grandmother’s home, saying she needed assistance.
“I was off work for a couple of weeks. I asked her, ‘Right now I’m struggling. I really need your help,'” Price explained.
She added that the grandmother took Honesty to her father’s home in KCK, and then only spoke to her daughter three times in a matter of seven months.
“He would let me talk to her for a little bit or I be like, ‘Honesty, are you okay?’ He’d take the phone from her and that’s how you know something was wrong,” Price said.
After Honesty was hospitalized, Price said she couldn’t stand to see her suffer, and made the decision to take her off of life support.
“Basically, she was a vegetable,” Price said. “I wasn’t going to her hurt like that.”
Price just gave birth to a another baby, a boy, about a month ago. She says her son has helped ease the pain of Honesty’s death.
Price says she’s been in therapy since her daughter died. She says it’s difficult to allow her two other kids out of her sight. She says she won’t give up on Honesty’s case, and plans to be in court when justice finally comes.