Howard Jansen III Pleads Guilty In 3 Year Old’s Murder

Howard Jansen Kansas

Howard Jansen III has plead guilty to the murder of his three year old daughter Olivia Jansen. According to court reports Howard Jansen III admitted to banging the little girl’s head against a wall which caused a brain bleed and led to Olivia Jansen death. According to other children in the home the three year old was punished by being put inside of a dog kennel for lengthy periods of time. Howard Jansen III girlfriend Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick plead guilty to 2nd degree murder earlier this year and is serving a 31 year prison sentence.

Howard Jansen III More News

A Kansas City, Kansas, man will be sentenced March 25 after pleading guilty to killing his 3-year-old daughter.

Howard Jansen III pleaded guilty last week to second-degree murder and five other charges.

Police found the body of his daughter, Olivia Jansen, in July 2020 in a wooded area in Kansas City, Kansas, hours after Jansen reported her missing.

An autopsy found she had signs of physical abuse and had died of a brain bleed.

Jansen’s girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, is serving a 31-year prison sentence after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in Olivia’s death.

https://www.kctv5.com/news/howard-jansen-iii-pleads-guilty-in-death-of-3-year-old-daughter/article_c89901a8-91c9-11ec-bb30-37611391f70d.html

Howard Jansen III Other News


Howard Jansen, III will be sentenced March 25 for the death of his 3-year-old daughter Olivia, after pleading guilty to multiple charges.

Jansen III pleaded guilty on Feb. 11 to second-degree murder, child abuse and several other charges.

Police found the body of his daughter, Olivia Jansen, in July 2020 in a wooded area in Kansas City, Kansas, hours after Jansen reported her missing.

Jansen told police that he woke up at 5:30 a.m. and found she was gone from the home in the 4400 block of Gibbs in Kansas City, Kansas.

After a day-long search involving multiple agencies, drones and K9s, police said they got a tip that led them to a walking trail in the area of 34th and Steele Road in Kansas City, Kansas.

An autopsy found she had signs of physical abuse and had died of a brain bleed.

Jansen’s girlfriend, Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick, was sentenced in December to 31 years in prison after pleading guilty to second-degree murder in Olivia’s death.

https://www.kmbc.com/article/father-pleads-guilty-death-of-olivia-jansen/39147774#

Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick kansas
Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick

A woman who pleaded guilty for the death of Olivia Jansen learned her fate inside an emotional courtroom Monday afternoon.

Jacqulyn Kirkpatrick was sentenced to 376 months, a little more than 31 years, with credit for time served.

Three-year-old Olivia Jansen’s death devastated her family and had a lasting impact on her Kansas City community. A large memorial honors the three-year-old near 34 Street and Steele Road. Photos of Olivia, yellow balloons, ribbons, crosses, angels and teddy bears line the side of the street.

Two days after the sentencing on December 22nd Olivia Jansen would have turned five years old. The bubbly little girl never celebrated another birthday or started kindergarten. Her family says Olivia will forever be three years old.

“She was three years old. She was full of hope,” Preston Carter said Monday as he visited Olivia’s memorial. “All she wanted was to live her life. She was loved.”

Several relatives spoke and read letters during the sentencing hearing describing Kirkpatrick as a “selfish, cold-hearted, remorseless monster” capable of killing a happy, trusting, and innocent child.

In November, Kirkpatrick pleaded guilty to 2nd-degree murder, abuse of a child and two counts of interference with law enforcement. According to prosecutors, Olivia was forced to be inside of a dog cage during her abuse. Relatives told Kirkpatrick they hope Olivia’s face haunts her while she is in a cage of her own inside a prison cell.

Several family members said in their victim impact statements that they will remember Olivia and her life before she lived with her father, Howard Jansen III and Kirkpatrick. Relatives also told the court they believe the Kansas Department for Children and Families and the justice system failed Olivia. Relatives reported concerns about neglect and abuse before Olivia’s death. They believe she should still be alive today smiling, playing, and preparing for her first day of kindergarten.

Kirkpatrick will receive credit for 528 days for time served in jail. Howard Jansen III, who is charged with first degree-murder for Olivia’s death, is awaiting trial. Kirkpatrick has agreed to testify in that trial if she is called to the witness stand

https://www.wibw.com/2021/12/21/jacqulyn-kirkpatrick-sentenced-more-than-30-years-death-olivia-jansen/

Leave a Reply