Quinton Simon: Judge to Review Social Services Records for Admissible Evidence in Trial of Accused Tot Killer

A Georgia judge has ordered the state Division of Family and Children Services to hand over to him records relating to Leilani Simon, the mother charged with killing her 20-month-old son last October.

Simon was charged with murder on November 21, after repeatedly changing her story about where she went and what she did the night before she reported Quinton Simon missing on October 5, as CrimeOnline previously reported. On November 24, investigators confirmed that remains found in a Chatham County landfill the week before were the toddler’s. His mother was indicted on multiple charges in December.

DFCS filed a motion last month to block access to their files, saying they were confidential and protected, WTOC reported. But on Wednesday, Judge Tammy Stokes ordered the agency to hand over all files relating to Leilani Simon, her son Quinton, her mother Billie Jo Howell, Leilani’s other two children, and their fathers. She said she would go through the documents and determine if anything there is admissible evidence in Leilani Simon’s trial.

Earlier this month, prosecutors subpoenaed dental records relating to Leilani Simon and subpoenaed her mother to hand over Leilani’s journals.

A hearing in the case is scheduled for Monday afternoon in Chatham County Superior Court. Stokes is expected to issue an order about recordings in the courtroom at that time.

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[Featured image: Leilani Simon, left, and Quinton Simon/Chatham County Police Department]