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Emily Rose Perrin, Age 4, April 10 2016, Dupu, St Louis, Illinois

Emily Rose Perrin

Age 4

April 11, 2011 - April 10, 2016

Dupo, St Louis, Illinois

A family member called 911 reporting that Emily couldn’t breathe at the 105 N Ninth Street, Dupo, Illinois address. Four year old Emily was found unresponsive a home. First Responders could not resuscitate her. She was transferred to St Anthony’s Medical Center where she was pronounced dead.

The fully story later came about. The day before her fifth birthday, Emily was on the floor playing with her dolls, when her naked mother came up and sat on top of her, pressed against Emily’s nose and mouth to intentionally suffocate her to death. When the roommate walked in the room and saw this, the mother said she was sending Emily to “see Jesus”. Emily lived with her mother, older brother and an unknown male adult.

Mary reportedly told police during questioning that ‘Jesus came along with the dark angels’. The male roommate told police he went to go buy marijuana and when he left, Mary was smoking it in her bedroom. When he came back about fifteen minutes later is when he saw Mary killing her daughter. He pulled Mary off of Emily and called 911.

ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH reported that when the police arrived to the scene Emily was on her back, on the floor in the living room not breathing. Her lips were purple and her eight year old brother stood at the doorway watching.

Emily was diagnosed with Cystic Fibrosis, a chronic lung and bowel disease brought on at birth.

Mother and killer Mary Lockett, 36, was charged with First Degree Murder, which she allegedly ‘intentionally impeded the normal breathing of the female minor by blocking the nose and/or mouth of the female minor, thereby causing death of the female minor’.

ST LOUIS POST DISPATCH reported that Mary told the judge that her family had been starving for a week and had no water or electricity in the building.

Charged after autopsy completed.

Found not guilty by reason of insanity.

One of the neighbors said they had moved in only a few weeks prior to Emily’s death. They kept to themselves. There was no sign of abuse or violence.


Mary, the mother and killer, had medicine for her bipolar disorder and schizophrenia. The family reported that she does not take the medication as subscribed. She was acting crazy at the scene and they took her to the hospital and got her sedated.

I have to say, that if you can’t control yourself while you are parenting a child, you shouldn’t be allowed to parent a child. If you were labeled insane in the courtroom after killing your daughter, you should have been labeled insane, therefore incompetent to raise a child to begin with.

Her family reportedly stated that Mary had never been violent with her kids. A little confusing to hear that after knowing there were ten reports alleging Mary abused at least one of these children. However, because the family said to them there was no abuse, those cases were also closed.


The Department of Children and Family Services were contacted last year after an alleged report of neglect.

KMOV Channel 4 reported more. The state received 10 reports of suspected abuse before Emily died. But those reports were deemed not credible after family members denied the allegations.

ABC 7 provided more detail. DCFS received those ten reports alleging abuse.

June 3, 2015 the caller stated they heard Emily calling for help from a second story window. The caller reportedly stated that Emily’s brother came to her with his hands tied behind his back saying ‘they were going to get him with pliers and send him to heaven’.

Because the family denied these allegations during the DCFS investigations, they were deemed not credible.

Another report is said that the oldest female daughter was beat by the mother in front of the siblings. This fight occurred because The older daughter tried to wake Mary up so that Mary can take Emily and her brother to school. This caused Mary to get arrested. DCFS closed the case anyway.


Emily Rose Perrin, 4, of Dupo, Ill., born April 11, 2011 in Poplar Bluff, Mo., passed away, Sunday, April 10, 2016, at St. Anthony's Medical Center in St. Louis, Mo. Emily enjoyed playing with her princess dolls, especially Queen Elsa.

She always had a smile on her face. Emily was the sweetest little sister you could ever ask for. Bright blue eyes, curly blonde hair, and always wearing a pretty dress. Emily's smile could brighten anybody's day. It was a privilege to know Emily. She was so full of light.

She's our princess and always will be.

Emily was preceded in death by her aunt, Amy Lucas.

Surviving are her father, Tim Perrin of St. Louis, Mo.; her siblings, Corrine Lockett (Josh), Brenden Lockett, and Ethan Perrin, all of Dupo, Ill., Machenzie Lockett of Columbia, IL, Will Perrin of St. Louis, Mo., Jennifer Perrin of Florissant, Mo.; her grandparents, Leroy (Patricia) Tobin of Cahokia, Ill., and Nadine Tutko; her nephew, Landon Fears of Dupo, Ill.; mother, Mary Lockett of Dupo, Ill. In lieu of flowers, memorial contributions may be made to Leesman Funeral Home for the trust for Ethan. Visitation: Visitation will be from 4 to 8 p.m. Friday, April 15, 2016 at the First Baptist Church, 620 Godin Ave., Dupo, Ill.

Funeral: Funeral services will be at 11 a.m. Saturday, April 16, 2016 at First Baptist Church with Rev. Steven Smith officiating. Burial will be in Valhalla Gardens of Memory in Belleville, Ill.

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