Jealous Father Burns And Kills His 21-Month-Old Daughter For Taking Up His Wife’s Attention

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21-month-old Maddox Lawrence had been bravely fighting cancer for 1 year of her life. She is no longer with us in this world, but it was not because of the cancer. Her father, Ryan Lawrence, took her innocent life.

Maddox Mary Lawrence is described as having been born healthy and full of energy, but when parents Morgan and Ryan Lawrence noticed something odd with the appearance of one of Maddox’s eyes, they soon learned that their baby had retinoblastoma, a cancer of the eye.

For months, the family would drive from their home in Syracuse to Sloan Kettering hospital in New York City so that their daughter could get life-saving treatment. As 2015 came to an end, Maddox health status was much better than when she first underwent treatment. She appeared to be beating the cancer significantly.

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When mother Morgan saw that neither her daughter or husband had shown up to pick her up from work, an Amber Alert was issued for 21-month-old Maddox last Sunday morning.

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As Syracuse reports, Ryan Lawrence left an eight-minute video for his wife with a note in which he indicated that he might harm Maddox and himself. Morgan immediately contacted the authorities.

When Ryan finally came out of hiding, he revealed that he had already killed his daughter on Saturday before anyone knew that she was missing. He confessed to burning her body and disposing of the remains in a creek in Syracuse.

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Police have recovered the body yesterday, and have charged Ryan with second-degree murder.

Ryan Lawrence’s mental stability was put into question, because there was seemingly absolutely no motive. The only response he gave authorities was that he was jealous of Maddox, as she was taking most of his wife’s attention from him.

Article: Syracuse Crime