A note left on the computer of the Florida woman accused of killing a 2-year-old girl offers a chilling reference from a previous day’s church service sermon and blames her former partner as the cause of her actions.
Kimberly Lucas, 40, also accused of attempting to kill the girl’s 10-year-0ld brother, was being held in Palm Beach County Jail on Wednesday with no possibility of bond.
According to a police report, a pastor’s May 25 sermon covered Genesis 22 where God asks Abraham to sacrifice his son Issac, but then at the last minute stops Abraham from killing his son.
The note on the woman’s computer reads:
“In YOUR WORDS ‘WHEN YOU ARE LAYING IN BED AT NIGHT REMEMBER YOU (EXPLETIVE) DID THIS TO YOURSELF!’ Lea’s sermon really, really touched me yesterday but God never told me to stop.”
Police contacted Lucas’ pastor, Rev. Lea Brown, and determined that Lucas and 10-year-old Ethan Lucas-Jamason attended the Sunday church service at the Metropolitan Community Church of the Palm Beaches in Palm Beach Gardens.
By her own and others’ accounts, Lucas was the children’s other mother, raising them from birth with her partner, Jacquelyn Jamason, from whom she’d recently separated. Jamason is the biological mother of Elliana Lucas-Jamason, who was found dead in a bathtub by police at Lucas’ Abacoa apartment Monday afternoon.
The note also implies that Jamason, who is a licensed mental health counselor, is to blame for the situation.
“Hell is what we (go) through on Earth. Enjoyed your life with possiblego (sic) out without us, he manage but give you finally what you what want because apparently over the past 20 years I was not able to. Love you Always Kimberly.”
Lucas, 40, allegedly gave anti-anxiety pills to both Ethan and Elliana, according to a probable cause affidavit. Lucas told the boy the pill would make him grow faster and gave it to him in a cup of coffee, the report said.
Lucas also allegedly tried to give half a pill to Elliana in a glass of water, but the toddler didn’t like the taste and refused to drink it.
Ethan felt dizzy and went to lay down, waking up next to Lucas, who was unresponsive, the report said.
During the alleged incident, Ethan reportedly tried to save his sister by performing CPR and calling police.
Vice Moderator of the church’s board of directors Brian Ladd said Lucas frequently attended the church in the past, but he hadn’t seen her in a long time before Sunday.
The church held a gathering Tuesday for people to pray and reflect on the tragedy. He said it was attended by 70 to 80 people and those gatherings are common for sudden deaths.
Ladd said the church plans to help the family with any needs.
“Our focus as a church is just to continue to minister to the family and to all of those affected by this tragedy,” he said.
Lucas initially was taken by authorities to the hospital in critical condition, but transferred to prison Tuesday afternoon.
After Lucas appeared Wednesday before a judge, her attorney Marc Shiner said: “The community and the family deserves answers, and we’re looking for those answers.”
Lucas is not permitted to contact Ethan Lucas-Jamason or Jacquelyn Jamason and can’t have weapons. She will be held in jail until a full bond hearing can be scheduled.