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Unclouding The Facts In The Barnes Teen Murder Case: Why Suspicion Lingers Around Barnes Family

For the record George Tazz Keys and other members of the Maryland based branch of the Guardian Angels should be afforded heartfelt gratitude for their efforts in helping locate missing teen Phylicias Barnes, and I personally tip my hat to them all. With that being said, Janice Sallis-Mustafa never bashed the group on the May 10th broadcast of WBRG ‘The Bridge”. During the show she was asked about how she felt about the Guardian Angels involvement in trying to locate her daughter. Mrs. Mustafa simply offered what her experience was while she was there with boots on the ground searching for Phylicia. The caller who tried to use the Mustafa’s absence during other searches as an indication that the parents themselves failed Phylicia, is a disturbing and cheap attempt to deflect from those who are actually to blames for this entire senseless tragedy. The perspective that attempts to tarnish the dedication that many have displayed in this case is simply absurd. To imply that those concerned citizens who were never there to actually help look for Phylicia, those who did not sign the petition to help enact “Phylicia’s Law” establishes a lack of concern on the part of the public, is a failed effort to diminish the interest that many have shown about the Barnes killing. These allegations couldn’t be more far from the truth. The public has participated in the Phylicia Barnes murder case from behind the scenes. Citizens have contacted law enforcement involved in the investigation, and followers of the case as far away as California have even sent in valuable information to TPC. The disadvantage of not being local to the city of Baltimore never discouraged people who held Phylica’s killing close to their heart. I don’t believe that the intelligent followers of this case will allow such nonsense to gain any momentum what so ever. In fact, with all of the circumstances related to this case having been made public, those who even attempt to create negative perceptions of the Mustafa family after they have lost their precious daughter only establishes further suspicion, and garners even greater support for the child’s grieving family. The suspicion of the Barnes family is not only growing but justified to say the very least. Let’s recap some disturbing facts about this case.

1. The “Peas In Their Pod” interview with the Barnes older-siblings was very alarming from the gate. The illogical sequence of events offered by Deena and Kelly Barnes which led up to Phylicia’s disappearance was central to why the public became concerned. The laughter and whispering overheard in the background during the interview depicted a careless family which raised doubt about the authenticity of their account, and angered many who believed that their demeanor wasn’t consistent with a family who encountered a missing child.

2. The fact that Phylicia went to work every day with one of her older half-siblings, and was left alone on the day that she went missing was a very telling factor from the very start. Chiefly Kelly Barnes’ failure to go by Deena’s apartment for a planned hair appointment signaled a red flag, and the question “why didn’t Kelly go by the apartment” remains the most consistently asked question in the entire case.

3.The fact that a sleeping Phylcia was left alone on December 28, 2010 with other male for the first time during her visit, and all along while Michael Johnson had keys to the apartment created access & vulnerability to the child, and could easily be interpreted from a rational person as possibly having been done so deliberately.

4. On the day Phylicia disappeared both Deena and Kelly admitted that they lost contact with the child during the late morning hours, yet there was never a sense of urgency on either of the women’s part to confirm the child’s personal safety. More importantly, the fact that neither of the adult female half-siblings went by to physically check on Phylicia who was left alone with adult males until nearly six hours later that day, tends to imply that both Deena and Kelly Barnes may have had advanced knowledge regarding the immediate well-being of their supposed minor kid sister.

5. The allegations of Phylicia having been exposed to drugs and alcohol by Deena, her denying such claims, and later having been revealed that her friends known to frequent her place indulged in such activity on a regular basis has stigmatized Deena’s credibility, and establishes that she more than likely had in fact introduced the teen to such culture.

6. When Deena allegedly first learned that Phylicia was missing she never called the child’s mom to inform her, but telephoned the child’s biological father in Atlanta. The information from those close to Phylicia in Baltimore which came out in the initial stages of her disappearance created confusion that resulted in the police not taking the child’s disappearance seriously, and may have bought time for those responsible for what happened to Phylicia.

7. The searches that began for Phylicia prior to anyone having knowledge that the child may be in danger is both alarming and telling to say the least. The actions of the Barnes family described by the child’s mother Janice Sallis-Mustafa after Phylcia had gone missing depicted a scenario where by people had apparently already concluded that something bad happened to Phylicia Barnes.

8. Russell Barnes’ possible involvement in his daughter’s disappearance and murder has not exactly been established for the following reasons:

a. Russell gave a televised interview which was witnessed by both Janice and Raheem Mustafa, in which Russell alleged that Phylicia had come to visit him at his home, and left his home to get something to eat. This scenario was impossible because Russell Barnes lives in Atlanta, Ga and Phylicia had gone missing in Baltimore City. Russell’s false statement clearly demonstrates that he was attempting to create confusion about Phylicia’s whereabouts for some unknown reason.

b. Russell told Michael Johnson to disappear before the cops even had the opportunity to speak with him regarding Phylicia’s disappearance, a disturbing fact because Michael was reportedly the last person to see the child on that day, and the rationalization offered by Russell Barnes that he told him to get lose because he might kill him is simply not very credible.

c. Russell Barnes contacted his half-brother,  a Baltimore City Police Sargeant who showed up and intervened in an unofficial capacity which created an immediate conflict of interest, and is a terrible blunder that both of these adult males should reasonably have known would be problematic for this case.

None of the facts that I have pointed out in this article were fabricated by me or anyone else from the public, but rather were extracted from comments made by the Barnes family themselves. In what appears to be a diligent effort to cover for family members who may have had knowledge regarding what happened to Phylicia, it’s easy to create confusion regarding the initial events that led up to this entire tragic ordeal. Had Phylicia been supervised properly none of this would never have happened, and for people to have the audacity to infer wrong doing on the Mustafas is beyond comprehension. I even wonder if those creating innuendo and other disparity toward the child’s parents characters realize how idiotic they really appear. Moreover, the above listed facts are only the primary instances that got the ball rolling resulting in public suspicion. It wasn’t until Janice Sallis-Mustafa bravely revealed the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of Russell Barnes that established for the public just how much of a creep he really was, and helped many resolve in their own minds that Russell as well as hsi older kids just may possibly be capable of a such heinous crime against Phylica Barnes. Also, Janice never created a theory in which she believed that the entire case was a conspiracy to kill Phylicia orchestrated by Russell Barnes to get at her. Janice only said that she wouldn’t doubt it if some one told her that, which further illustrates the depth of her suspicion regarding Russell, and decades after having been allegedly beat by him in an effort to terminate her pregnancy while carrying Phylicia.  Perhaps I failed to convey her perspective accurately, and for that I personally apologize. However, the questionable circumstances surrounding this case by Barnes family members, coupled with the mom’s domestic abuse claims, we must consider any possible scenario that suggest the Barnes wanted to harm the child. For example Deena Barnes has continuously denied exposing Phylicia to drugs and alcohol, even if she didn’t which I personally seriously doubt, why would she allow her friends and ex-boyfriend’s family who were known alcoholics and drug users to even be around the child. That was really poor judgment, but to allow her pretty baby sister to take off her clothes and run around nude with her so-called ex, and his family & friends, and to have the presence of mind to capture the activity via camera appears to have been scripted for a purpose. I am convinced that the nude images taken of this studious child was done so to preempt or trump her ever disclosing to her parents what exactly was going down at her freaky older half-sisters apartment. This perspective reminds me of a comment Michael Johnson made on Facebook very early on in the case when he stated, “Deena should just tell Phylicia’s mother what was going on at the apartment”. That comment raised many eyebrows at the time, because it was telling and potentially offered a glimpse into the demons that Deena Barnes may hold related to Phylicia’s murder, and also may be why others are staunchly supporting the Barnes family. The fact that Michael Johnson held on to nude pictures of Phylicia, allegedly Deena, and himself while the cops were actively investigating her disappearance seems that he at the very least wanted that element of the case made public, because he knew the impact it would have on Deena. The perception being created that implies Janice’s comments suggesting others involvement may hurt the case against Johnson is pure bullshit. Janice has never said that she doesn’t believe Johnson isn’t guilty, she has expressed that she believes that he didn’t act alone, which is a perspective also widely held by many within the public. So lets keep the facts straight, and stop trying to create diversions from  the truth. Don’t make me out to be the bad guy, this case isn’t about me, and if the Barnes females didn’t want the public hinged on their every word then they should have acquired an attorney like Johnson cleverly did from the very start. Ultimately, when it’s all said and done I am convinced that most from the public will remember that Phylicia Simone Barnes was killed by her sister’s lifestyle and those she allowed unabated access to her. To Janice Sallis-Mustafa on behalf of all of us here at The People’s Champion, rest today assured that Justice continues for your beautiful daughter. Happy Mother’s day Mrs. Mustafa. God speed.

 

 

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I’m David Adams

 

 

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For the record George Tazz Keys and other members of the Maryland based branch of the Guardian Angels should be afforded heartfelt gratitude for their efforts in helping locate missing teen Phylicias Barnes, and I personally tip my hat to them all. With that being said, Janice Sallis-Mustafa never bashed the group on the May 10th broadcast of WBRG ‘The Bridge”. During the show she was asked about how she felt about the Guardian Angels involvement in trying to locate her daughter. Mrs. Mustafa simply offered what her experience was while she was there with boots on the ground searching for Phylicia. The caller who tried to use the Mustafa’s absence during other searches as an indication that the parents themselves failed Phylicia, is a disturbing and cheap attempt to deflect from those who are actually to blames for this entire senseless tragedy. The perspective that attempts to tarnish the dedication that many have displayed in this case is simply absurd. To imply that those concerned citizens who were never there to actually help look for Phylicia, those who did not sign the petition to help enact “Phylicia’s Law” establishes a lack of concern on the part of the public, is a failed effort to diminish the interest that many have shown about the Barnes killing. These allegations couldn’t be more far from the truth. The public has participated in the Phylicia Barnes murder case from behind the scenes. Citizens have contacted law enforcement involved in the investigation, and followers of the case as far away as California have even sent in valuable information to TPC. The disadvantage of not being local to the city of Baltimore never discouraged people who held Phylica’s killing close to their heart. I don’t believe that the intelligent followers of this case will allow such nonsense to gain any momentum what so ever. In fact, with all of the circumstances related to this case having been made public, those who even attempt to create negative perceptions of the Mustafa family after they have lost their precious daughter only establishes further suspicion, and garners even greater support for the child’s grieving family. The suspicion of the Barnes family is not only growing but justified to say the very least. Let’s recap some disturbing facts about this case.

1. The “Peas In Their Pod” interview with the Barnes older-siblings was very alarming from the gate. The illogical sequence of events offered by Deena and Kelly Barnes which led up to Phylicia’s disappearance was central to why the public became concerned. The laughter and whispering overheard in the background during the interview depicted a careless family which raised doubt about the authenticity of their account, and angered many who believed that their demeanor wasn’t consistent with a family who encountered a missing child.

2. The fact that Phylicia went to work every day with one of her older half-siblings, and was left alone on the day that she went missing was a very telling factor from the very start. Chiefly Kelly Barnes’ failure to go by Deena’s apartment for a planned hair appointment signaled a red flag, and the question “why didn’t Kelly go by the apartment” remains the most consistently asked question in the entire case.

3.The fact that a sleeping Phylcia was left alone on December 28, 2010 with other male for the first time during her visit, and all along while Michael Johnson had keys to the apartment created access & vulnerability to the child, and could easily be interpreted from a rational person as possibly having been done so deliberately.

4. On the day Phylicia disappeared both Deena and Kelly admitted that they lost contact with the child during the late morning hours, yet there was never a sense of urgency on either of the women’s part to confirm the child’s personal safety. More importantly, the fact that neither of the adult female half-siblings went by to physically check on Phylicia who was left alone with adult males until nearly six hours later that day, tends to imply that both Deena and Kelly Barnes may have had advanced knowledge regarding the immediate well-being of their supposed minor kid sister.

5. The allegations of Phylicia having been exposed to drugs and alcohol by Deena, her denying such claims, and later having been revealed that her friends known to frequent her place indulged in such activity on a regular basis has stigmatized Deena’s credibility, and establishes that she more than likely had in fact introduced the teen to such culture.

6. When Deena allegedly first learned that Phylicia was missing she never called the child’s mom to inform her, but telephoned the child’s biological father in Atlanta. The information from those close to Phylicia in Baltimore which came out in the initial stages of her disappearance created confusion that resulted in the police not taking the child’s disappearance seriously, and may have bought time for those responsible for what happened to Phylicia.

7. The searches that began for Phylicia prior to anyone having knowledge that the child may be in danger is both alarming and telling to say the least. The actions of the Barnes family described by the child’s mother Janice Sallis-Mustafa after Phylcia had gone missing depicted a scenario where by people had apparently already concluded that something bad happened to Phylicia Barnes.

8. Russell Barnes’ possible involvement in his daughter’s disappearance and murder has not exactly been established for the following reasons:

a. Russell gave a televised interview which was witnessed by both Janice and Raheem Mustafa, in which Russell alleged that Phylicia had come to visit him at his home, and left his home to get something to eat. This scenario was impossible because Russell Barnes lives in Atlanta, Ga and Phylicia had gone missing in Baltimore City. Russell’s false statement clearly demonstrates that he was attempting to create confusion about Phylicia’s whereabouts for some unknown reason.

b. Russell told Michael Johnson to disappear before the cops even had the opportunity to speak with him regarding Phylicia’s disappearance, a disturbing fact because Michael was reportedly the last person to see the child on that day, and the rationalization offered by Russell Barnes that he told him to get lose because he might kill him is simply not very credible.

c. Russell Barnes contacted his half-brother,  a Baltimore City Police Sargeant who showed up and intervened in an unofficial capacity which created an immediate conflict of interest, and is a terrible blunder that both of these adult males should reasonably have known would be problematic for this case.

None of the facts that I have pointed out in this article were fabricated by me or anyone else from the public, but rather were extracted from comments made by the Barnes family themselves. In what appears to be a diligent effort to cover for family members who may have had knowledge regarding what happened to Phylicia, it’s easy to create confusion regarding the initial events that led up to this entire tragic ordeal. Had Phylicia been supervised properly none of this would never have happened, and for people to have the audacity to infer wrong doing on the Mustafas is beyond comprehension. I even wonder if those creating innuendo and other disparity toward the child’s parents characters realize how idiotic they really appear. Moreover, the above listed facts are only the primary instances that got the ball rolling resulting in public suspicion. It wasn’t until Janice Sallis-Mustafa bravely revealed the abuse she allegedly suffered at the hands of Russell Barnes that established for the public just how much of a creep he really was, and helped many resolve in their own minds that Russell as well as hsi older kids just may possibly be capable of a such heinous crime against Phylica Barnes. Also, Janice never created a theory in which she believed that the entire case was a conspiracy to kill Phylicia orchestrated by Russell Barnes to get at her. Janice only said that she wouldn’t doubt it if some one told her that, which further illustrates the depth of her suspicion regarding Russell, and decades after having been allegedly beat by him in an effort to terminate her pregnancy while carrying Phylicia.  Perhaps I failed to convey her perspective accurately, and for that I personally apologize. However, the questionable circumstances surrounding this case by Barnes family members, coupled with the mom’s domestic abuse claims, we must consider any possible scenario that suggest the Barnes wanted to harm the child. For example Deena Barnes has continuously denied exposing Phylicia to drugs and alcohol, even if she didn’t which I personally seriously doubt, why would she allow her friends and ex-boyfriend’s family who were known alcoholics and drug users to even be around the child. That was really poor judgment, but to allow her pretty baby sister to take off her clothes and run around nude with her so-called ex, and his family & friends, and to have the presence of mind to capture the activity via camera appears to have been scripted for a purpose. I am convinced that the nude images taken of this studious child was done so to preempt or trump her ever disclosing to her parents what exactly was going down at her freaky older half-sisters apartment. This perspective reminds me of a comment Michael Johnson made on Facebook very early on in the case when he stated, “Deena should just tell Phylicia’s mother what was going on at the apartment”. That comment raised many eyebrows at the time, because it was telling and potentially offered a glimpse into the demons that Deena Barnes may hold related to Phylicia’s murder, and also may be why others are staunchly supporting the Barnes family. The fact that Michael Johnson held on to nude pictures of Phylicia, allegedly Deena, and himself while the cops were actively investigating her disappearance seems that he at the very least wanted that element of the case made public, because he knew the impact it would have on Deena. The perception being created that implies Janice’s comments suggesting others involvement may hurt the case against Johnson is pure bullshit. Janice has never said that she doesn’t believe Johnson isn’t guilty, she has expressed that she believes that he didn’t act alone, which is a perspective also widely held by many within the public. So lets keep the facts straight, and stop trying to create diversions from  the truth. Don’t make me out to be the bad guy, this case isn’t about me, and if the Barnes females didn’t want the public hinged on their every word then they should have acquired an attorney like Johnson cleverly did from the very start. Ultimately, when it’s all said and done I am convinced that most from the public will remember that Phylicia Simone Barnes was killed by her sister’s lifestyle and those she allowed unabated access to her. To Janice Sallis-Mustafa on behalf of all of us here at The People’s Champion, rest today assured that Justice continues for your beautiful daughter. Happy Mother’s day Mrs. Mustafa. God speed.

 

 

The People’s Champion

I’m David Adams

 

 

David Adams

Self proclaimed geek, Advocate for the homeless, Social Change, Crime Blogger, and mobile technology enthusiast. A recognized Journalist and Human Interest Writer championing the plight of the masses whom are without a voice of their own.

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3 Responses to “Unclouding The Facts In The Barnes Teen Murder Case: Why Suspicion Lingers Around Barnes Family”

  1. JFPB says:

    What do we really expect from the Barnes family afraid public opinion might win out and MJ starts spilling the truth to get out of jail (or reduce sentence)????? They don’t want Deena in jail! I have no problem admitting to ANYONE I was against Phylicia’s law because I’ve live in B more and saw too many other children murdered whose names should have been on this law (the Barnes fam put a strangle hold on politicians who felt guilty Deena ran a drug thug house that ended the life of this intelligent promising child). If the Mustafa family released a statement supporting this law (which ALL my friends feel should have been in NC with her MOTHER) then I might have changed my mind!!!! My DONATIONS TO NC cleared my conscience…end of story!! If the Mustafa family needs any more donations for the trial don’t
    hesitate to put out the call!!!Barnes fam you need to be glad you’re dealing with the Sallis-Mustafa Family in NC and not a B more fam who knows the ends and outs because I promise Deena, Russell etc. would be sitting in jail (or charged with obstruction of justice etc.) as well if it were my child while you try to take cheap shots at Janice!!!!!Hey MJ I bet Balfour (JHud’s fam) thought the lack of evidence would get him out of jail as well BUT as Baez proved in the Caylee’s (RIP Angel) case it’s what you can make a jury believe!!! JFPB!

  2. Tpain says:

    nigga you are stupid. the caller aint say shit about them parents having anything to do with the crime. he asked them how would they know what was happening if they weren’t there. u went and corrected that at the beginning of this article. soooooo if she was wrong on one thing, what else could she be wrong about. Let God be the judge.

    • Lets Keep it real says:

      Who is “she” and what was it that she was wrong about at the beginning. I can hear that u’ve got a lot of HOOD in you now how about u explain who and what you are talking about, turn up the volume so that we can know what subject you arre referring too.

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