DETROIT (WWJ) – D’Andre Lane of Detroit will stand trial for the murder and disappearance of his 2-year-old daughter, Bianca Jones.
“I find that there’s been enough on this record through the testimony and the evidence to bind Mr. Lane over as charged,” said 36th
District Court Judge Ruth Carter.
In announcing her decision on Tuesday, Carter said she was struck by the testimony of Bianca’s 8-year-old sister, Il’Andra, who said Bianca didn’t move or make any noise when she usually did in her sleep.
“That’s what struck me about Il’Andra’s testimony, was that she noticed that BB (Bianca) never got out of bed, that she never saw BB moving around. And then her father went to get BB after they were in the car and brought her out covered, and then she remained covered when they were in the car,” Carter said.
Lane is charged with first degree murder and child abuse.
Lane had said his child was taken during a carjacking in December. The car was located but she wasn’t inside. According to Wayne County Prosecutor Kym Worthy, an extensive investigation determined that there was no carjacking.
A cadaver dog trainer testified that one of his dogs hit on the scent of decomposition in the closet of the children’s room at Lanes’ home. However, Bianca’s body has not been found.
Lane’s trial is expected to begin June 5.