D'Andre Lane, father of Bianca Jones, has pleaded not guilty in regards to the murder charge against him. Although the two-year old missing Detroit child hasn't been found, detectives must have enough reason to believe this man killed the little girl via child abuse. Still, D'Andre Lane is sticking to his story, and is refusing to admit that he had anything to do with his daughter's disappearance.
It's going to be a bumpy road for prosecutors since there isn't a body. Bianca Jones has not been found, but there is cadaver dog evidence that human decomposition was found in D'Andre's bedroom as well as in his car and on some of Bianca's belongings. This may be enough, if used in conjunction with whatever other evidence they have. However, if the Casey Anthony case has taught anybody anything, it's that even this kind of evidence may not always lead to a guilty verdict.
Prosecutors say the child was abused before she vanished the day D'Andre Lane reported an alleged car-jacking and kidnapping. However, the level of "abuse" is not being clarified upon, although it's rather obvious that they believe it ended in the death of the two-year old missing girl. D'Andre's 17-year-old son supports the man and claims that he'd never hurt the girl, but it appears that detectives truly feel that they have their man.
What kind of evidence do they have?
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