Meet Jonathan Foster.
I bet most of you don’t know the name and are not likely to learn of Jonathan and his ghastly murder, from HLN, or any news outlet for that matter.
HLN wants their ratings back and Jonathan Foster just doesn’t further that agenda for them and that includes Nancy Grace. Twitter has seen people pleading with Nancy Grace, Jane Velez Mitchell and all of the HLN staff to please, take note and make mention of Jonathan’s murder trial and nothing but crickets in return.
The media, especially the networks that claim to care the most, in fact, care the least. They say those things because they believe you want to hear them. The evidence, captured on video nightly, is that HLN wants to reward killers, by trying to turn them into “anti-celebrities”…setting them free to re-offend at any cost, because that agenda benefits them. It’s cheap. Killers are a dime a dozen and they are narcissistically flawed. Cable news can turn them into bargain basement anti-celebrities for practically nothing, stirring up hate and giving people ulcers and migraine headaches in the process. That’s why they entertain raging narcissists like Dr. Drew, any defense attorney you see on HLN or FOX, Jean Casarez and Jane Velez…all of them screeching their agendas in each other’s faces…trying to convince you to open the prison doors and set everyone free.
They want to turn the justice system into a freak show and try and sell it as “entertainment.”
It certainly doesn’t benefit the public and listening to defense attorneys slandering innocent people at the top of their voices, does nothing to repair the loss of faith in the justice system, but then, I haven’t turned on HLN since they lost Beth Karas (the voice of reason and logic) and opted for Jean Casarez (the voice of the perpetrator), instead.
Anyone who “celebrates” THIS:
…is OFF the list of people I want to get my information from…thanks anyway.
No we have twitter and the internet now.
Seems HLN is full of defenders for causes such as rights for slashers, stalkers, child molesters and baby killers, giving them the freedom to murder at will, abuse the system and then helping them profit from their crimes, furthering abusing the victims, not to mention taxpaying citizens.
So while the “screaming Mimis” on HLN, howl and squawk about the “poor misunderstood defendants”, they will ignore the horrible murder of Jonathan Foster on Christmas Eve of 2010, because it’s not a “money maker” for them.
It’s not a “money maker” for anyone. So Jonathan remains the forgotten victim. He doesn’t matter to those who claim to “care so much.” Indeed, there are so many missing and murdered children out there and they never even see a paragraph of text, or a minute of valuable on air time. Yet these same so called “journalists” find precious minutes and hours, to discuss Miley Cyrus “twerking” or Lindsey Lohan, giving the judge the finger.
I remember when this terrible crime occurred and even though there was another trial going on at that time, Jonathan’s murder impacted my Christmas that year. I could not stop thinking about him.
All children should be looking forward to what they are going to get from Santa on Christmas Eve. Why is it this child, who should have been excited and happy all day, ended up in a losing battle, for his life? How tragic to have the expectation of Santa and meet Mona Nelson instead.
What should have been the most exciting day of the year, turned out to be the worst thing that ever could have happened, to Jonathan Foster.
I have waited 3 years for this trial and not only has it been typically postponed for one reason or another, it has not been streamed and there is virtually nothing being written about it, with the exception of a few local, Houston news stations. It has been very difficult to find any information on the internet, about what has been happening in Jonathan’s trial.
Virtually every major network has ignored Jonathan’s trial and the terrible thing that happened to him on Christmas Eve, even though Houston police believe that Mona Nelson may be a serial killer.
The story was strange, maddening and so very sad. The prosecution began it’s case and did not give a motive, which was the burning question. Why did this woman murder this darling, little boy?
I have been digging around the internet, searching local news stories and reading comments for years now. I’ve visited chat rooms and discussions and seen posts from people who claim to know the participants, or are familiar with the neighborhood. I was looking for anything I could find, that would help me understand what happened to Jonathan that awful day.
Mona Nelson has given up her right to a trial by jury, so the judge will make the final determinations, in her case. It is not a death penalty case. Life in prison is the most the judge can give Nelson.
This case reminds me so much of Zahra Baker and Shanyia Davis. They were in perfectly stable homes and through fate, and the hubris of parents that “thought” they had it “together” enough to handle a child, they suffered the worst kinds of deaths. Not only were their little lives snatched away from them, but they were placed in the worst kind of harm, by their parents. Parents who were not ready for the responsibility.
Little Shanyia was living with her Aunt and sent home to her mother, who sold her for a drug debt (and is currently out on bail by the way.) Her killer, Mario McNeill, was sentenced to death earlier this year. It was called the only appropriate punishment.
Zahra, A cancer survivor, was living in Australia, with her grandparents and her cancer was in remission. Somehow she ended up in the United States, living with her father and stepmother, in what turned out to be, a house of horrors. Zahra was murdered, dismembered and scatter around North Carolina. Zahra’s father has yet to suffer any consequences for his participation in Zahra’s torture and eventual murder. He was deported as a result of fraud charges. His second wife and Zahra’s stepmother, is serving 28 years in a North Carolina prison but Zahra has received little justice.
Jonathan had a safe and happy life. His Aunt and Uncle took care of him for years and afterwards he went to live with his grandmother. It was reported at the time of his murder:
“A birthday wish nearly two months ago – that he return to his mother – placed Jonathan into an orbit that included shady characters in an impoverished pocket of Garden Oaks in northwest Houston. There, the forces of his tiny transient life appeared to doom him.”
For some reason, probably because she thought she was ready for it, his mother accepted this responsibility and within months he would be dead. Jonathan’s mother, who’s new room mate, was a “drinking buddy” of Mona Nelson’s, should have never taken Jonathan out of that safe environment to “see” if she could make it work this time. As in all of these cases, she was not ready to take care of him..lived in a bad neighborhood and placed him directly in the path of Nelson.
There is little doubt that Mona Nelson was responsible for a series of bizarre phone calls, made to Jonathan’s mother at work, but Jonathan’s mother later told police she had never met Mona Nelson.
There is much speculation on Nelson’s sexuality and in fact, many people mistook her for a man when the police questioned neighbors that day.
A former boxer, Nelson was hired as a maintenance worker for the apartment complex where Jonathan was living with his mother and her roommate.
There is little doubt that Mona Nelson went to that apartment on Christmas Eve, while Jonathan waited patiently for his mother to come home from work. Little doubt that Nelson made the series of strange phone calls to Jonathan’s mother. Little doubt, that Nelson took Jonathan back to her home and murdered him. A former welder, there is little doubt that Nelson torched Jonathan’s body, using a blowtorch she had at home. Little doubt she wrapped his body in carpet and placed him in a plastic container.
There is no doubt what so ever, that Mona Nelson dumped Jonathan Foster’s dead body on the side of the road burned beyond recognition on Christmas Eve, 201o, because the whole thing was captured on a surveillance camera.
So that leaves the big question. Why?
At first I thought she may have wanted to break into the apartment to steal drugs. The mother and the step father have a sketchy history and the area is known for being heavily infested with drugs. The room mate was a “drinking buddy” of Nelson’s…but the “drinking” part could have easily been a metaphor for “drugs.”
Perhaps she didn’t expect Jonathan to be there and killed him because he could ID her? However, over the years I have read other theories, that made sense as well, such as the one posted below on a chat board:
My son was jonathans 5th grade class mate. Devastated..i remember it being holiday break and phone announcement sent asking for help in sdesearch for him.i believe that mona was upset that jonathans mother was living with monas x girlfriend. Platonic or not. I think this enraged mona. And i think that so much so til she hurt that child out of jealousy and rage..i believe jonathan wa just a means to an end for mona.thats y she so stonefaced unremorseful..i think that this little boy was just the victim of his mothers circumstance as a whole.while i feel for her as a mother, i feel for young jonathan more..RIP.gone way too soon..may he rest in peace and his killer be punished by shed to fullest extent of the laws capabilities.
ABOVE: Connie Spence, prosecutor in the Mona Nelson murder trial.
After watching the Jodi Arias trial and seeing first hand, how close some of Travis Alexander’s friends actually came, to being victims themselves, I did accept this theory as definitely something that was possible.
This…copied from a post online…adds to the creepy nature of what exactly happened on that day:
“But it was the ominous phone calls from a mysterious woman, initially to the meat market where she worked as a cashier, that provided Davis’ last contact with her son and a fleeting link to his abductor.
The woman, whom witnesses described as angry and using foul language, demanded Davis’ supervisors put her on the phone. The mysterious voice demanded the telephone number of the woman leasing the duplex where Davis and her son were staying.
One meat market supervisor, Lois Sims, testified about a particularly threatening message the unidentified woman left: “If you don’t get her (on the phone) now something’s going to happen. He (her son) won’t be here for long.”
Sims tried to comply with her request, but the woman hung up. Davis made repeated calls home and got no response until she was nearly at her back door. She didn’t recognize the voice of the strange woman who answered the phone. Davis asked, “Is Jonathan there? It’s his mother, Angela.” Davis heard the woman ask her son, “Is she your mom?
“Yes, ma’am,” he said, and the line went dead.”
How heart wrenching, that little Jonathan addressed the woman who murdered him on Christmas Eve, as “Ma’am.” Jonathan was still respectful, having no idea that his life was in danger.
Now, in closing arguments, the prosecution shares a theory that they most likely have had all along and feel they have bolstered during the trial. Finally, the prosecution tells the court, what they believed happened that day.
Prosecutors Monday said Mona Nelson lost her temper and kidnapped, then killed a 12-year-old boy for not letting her in the door of the apartment where he was staying the afternoon of Christmas Eve 2010.
“Mona Nelson got drunk and when she gets drunk, she gets mean,” prosecutor Connie Spence said in closing arguments. “We’ll never know how she killed him. The mind reels at the possibilities.”
Makes absolute perfect sense to me. All you have to do is take a look at the crime page, over there on Huffington Post and you can see 100 other stories about people, murdering other people for a lot less, espceially in a drunken rage.
Mona Nelson was drunk on Christmas Eve, not at all hard to believe. She had been told by the room mate that she could wait in the apartment, but Jonathan had been told NOT to let anyone in. Since Jonathan didn’t know the defendant, he obeyed the rules and refused to let Mona Nelson into the apartment to wait for the room mate. This enraged Nelson and she “acted out”, exactly like all of the other psychos in the news over the past 5 years have. It explains the angry phone call and the contention by the police, that Mona Nelson has killed out of anger and rage before.
The answer, to the question “why”, is something so mundane and so simple, as a “drunken rage” (and I would bet drugs were added into the mix as well…) mixed with an unstable woman, who has no boundaries.
ABOVE: Jonathan’s shirt, with Mona Nelson’s blood on it.
Remind you of anyone…
Just a few of the pathological, narcissistic psychos, who have been in the “news”, over the past 5 years.
Mona Nelson is extremely dangerous and I do believe that in order to kill a child, in a manner as calculated as this, you most likely have done it before and gotten away with it.
Don’t wait for the media to look for the truth though. Journalism is dead and in it’s place is a greed-driven industry, that has nothing to do with justice or the truth.
The media does not care about the victims, or they would find time to cover all of these cases.
This comment on another blog:
“I see almost no UPDATES on the actual trial. I see almost no actual current information.
I do not want to know every time Mona looks at someone, or every time anyone breathes funny in court.
I just wish ONE reporter was passionate about Justice for Jonathan.”