Blair, 36, pleaded guilty to killing her 13-year-old daughter Stoni
Blair and nine-year-old son Stephen Berry in Wayne County Court in
freezer at Blair’s home as she was being served an eviction notice by
court officers. Blair said she killed them because they sexually abused
their younger brother who is now 8-years-old.
“I don’t regret none of this. I don’t feel no remorse for the death of those demons,” Blair told the judge on Monday.
When the judge asked Blair whether she killed her daughter, Stoni, she replied: “She raped my son. I intentionally killed her.”
“It wasn’t an accident?” the judge asked.
“No, not at all, and if I had the chance to do it again, I would,” Blair said.
said Stephen’s death was an accident, but that she would have been
proud if it had been intentional. She revealed that she choked both,
and suffocated them by putting plastic bags over their heads until they
lost consciousness. An autopsy found that both died from multiple blunt
trauma and Stephen also had thermal injuries. It also showed both
children were malnourished, but Blair says she only starved her
daughter, feeding her only one bowl of oatmeal per day. At another
hearing earlier this month, Blair says she wanted to plead guilty to
protect the eight-year-old son she says was abused.
She said: “I don’t want him to see that I stood here like a coward. I did what I
did and I did what I did for my baby, period. He’s going to see me
standing up, taking my responsibility.”
Blair pleaded guilty to
charges of first-degree murder, torture and child abuse. A judge
initially refused to accept her plea deal, pending the results of a
psychological competency evaluation. But Blair said to the judge that
she did not need time to think about it and would gladly accept whatever
sentence was given to her.
“If you had the death penalty, I
would take that. I don’t care. I’m not going to change my mind, I’m not
changing anything. I don’t need the week to think about it,” Blair
Blair will face a mandatory life in prison without
parole term when she is sentenced next month. It’s believed that Blair
killed her son Stephen in August 2012, and murdered her daughter Stoni
the following May. Her two surviving children, an eight-year-old son and
17-year-old daughter, are living with a relative. The fathers of the
two surviving children are currently fighting for custody. Both men
attended Monday’s hearing.
exams carried out on Blair’s surviving children revealed evidence of
abuse, including numerous scars. Twenty-five scars were found on the
back of the eight-year-old boy that were consistent with being hit by an
extension cord, the Detroit News reported. Blair’s 17-year-old daughter
said that she and her surviving brother were regularly beaten with an
extension cord and piece of wood, and burned with a hot curling iron.
She also described how her siblings were killed.
Stephen for approximately two weeks prior to his death by tying a belt
around his neck, throwing hot water on him while in the shower and
putting a plastic bag over his head,” the state said, quoting the
Then on August 30, 2012, Blair allegedly beat her
son to death. After the killing, she wrapped his body in bed linen and
put him in the freezer. Nine months later,
Blair became really angry when Stoni said she didn’t like her surviving
siblings. She strangled the girl with a T-shirt and suffocated her with
a plastic bag.
“The devil got her,” Alexander J Dorsey, father
of Blair’s surviving 8-year-old son said. He says he doesn’t believe the
claims that Stoni and Stephen abused their younger brother.