Mom, Ex-Boyfriend Indicted for Murder of Toddler Found With ‘Serious Injuries’

A man and woman charged with murder in the death of a 15-month old Alabama boy in 2021 will finally face trial after a grand jury indicted them this week.

Jordan Ellan Harmon, the 28-year-old mother of Knox Wilson, and Travius Sebastian Coleman, 30, were dating in April 2021 when the the toddler died in a hospital, according to WHNT. Harmon was arrested on a charge of aggravated child abuse at the time and released on a $60,000 bond that September.

When autopsy results confirmed that the boy died from blunt force trauma to the head and that he had several other injuries, both Coleman and Harman were rearrested in January 2022, charged with murder, aggravated child abuse, and chemical endangerment of the child — the latter charge because of a toxicology report that noted the “presence of compounds” similar to that found in cannabis in the boy’s system.

The Lawrence County grand jury handed up the indictment on those charges, according to court documents, which say the pair are accused of “shaking, hitting, striking, or otherwise inflicting serious injury” to the toddler and “inflicting blunt force injuries on more than one occasion.” The documents also say the couple did “torture, willfully abuse, cruelly beat or otherwise willfully maltreat” the child.

Harmon was also charged with “refusing to seek medical attention … for having serious injuries that required medical attention and treatment, including, but not excluding injuries to his head, arm and groin area on at least three separate occasions.”

They each face 10 years to life in prison if convicted on the charges and are jailed on $1.68 million bonds each. Their arraignment is set for April 13 — the two year anniversary of Knox’s death.

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[Featured image: Knox Wilson, center/Parkway Funeral Home. Jordan Ellan Harmon, left, and Travius Sebastian Coleman/Lawrence County Jail]