Parents Plead in Death of Their five Month Old Son

The parents of a 5 1⁄2-month-old boy pleaded no contest today in connection with his death last year, the Los Angeles County District Attorney’s Office announced.

Adam Manson (dob 6/19/84) and Kiana Williams (dob 5/30/86) entered their pleas to one felony count of child abuse resulting in death. They also admitted the special allegation of causing the death of their baby son, Jacsun M. Manson and Williams were immediately sentenced to six years in state prison. Deputy District Attorney Jon Hatami of the Family Violence Division, Complex Child Abuse Section, prosecuted the case.

On Dec. 31, 2018, the defendants were staying in a South Los Angeles motel room with Jacsun. They were doing drugs and later found their child was dead. The pair put the boy’s body in a suitcase and discarded it in a trash dumpster, the prosecutor said. The child has never been found.

Case BA475402 was investigated by the Culver City Police Department. About the Los Angeles County District Attorney's Office Los Angeles County District Attorney Jackie Lacey leads the largest local prosecutorial office in the nation. Her staff of nearly 1,000 attorneys, 300 investigators and 800 support staff members is dedicated to protecting our community through the fair and ethical pursuit of justice and the safeguarding of crime victims' rights.