Teresa Black

Teresa Ann Bailey Black, 46, is charged with two counts of felony murder, two counts of cruelty to children, aggravated assault and concealing the death of another in connection with the death of her son, William Dashawn Hamilton. crime first came to light in February 1999, when the remains of a badly decomposed young boy were found in a wooded area near a church cemetery in Decatur. For more than 20 years, the tiny victim was known as John Clifton Doe and the case went cold. In 2022 a tip helped them identify the boy as William DeShawn Hamilton and led them to their main suspect - his mother. She is accused of causing her son's death by giving him 'a substance or substances containing Diphenhydramine and Acetaminophen'. She is also accused of hitting him in the head with an unknown object.