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What drove Stacie Parsons to kill her 4-year-old daughter?

4-year-old Victoria Wyatt (Source: Family photo) 4-year-old Victoria Wyatt (Source: Family photo)
Ruby Parsons (Source: Facebook) Ruby Parsons (Source: Facebook)
Family say this is the trunk where Victoria White was found (Source: KLTV Staff) Family say this is the trunk where Victoria White was found (Source: KLTV Staff)

Monday, 25-year-old Stacie Parsons told Athens Police that 4-year old Victoria Wyatt was dead in the trunk of her car.

Parsons was then booked into the Henderson County Jail on a charge of capital murder. On Tuesday, her bond was set at $2 million.

The motive has yet to be released, so family and friends are left with saddened hearts and plenty of questions. What drove Stacie Parsons to kill her four-year-old daughter Victoria?

“One day she said 'I’d rather kill Victoria and go spend the rest of my life in prison than put up with you,'” said Randy Dyess, family friend.

Randy Dyess has been living with the family for about a month and says Stacie had a history of anger towards Victoria.

“She walks around puffed up and mad; she treats that baby terribly,” Dyess said.

Her adoptive mother says that’s not all true.

“She did have a temper. I never saw it toward the baby at all; never heard it towards the baby,” said Ruby Parsons.

Ruby Parsons says she took in Stacie and her sister when Stacie was just seven years old.

“I don’t know why the mother gave them up. I think CPS was going to step in because there were things happening there that she let get out of control,” Parsons said.

Ruby says Stacie’s painful past seemed to linger in the present.

“Every time they talked to their real mother, it would be like a spiral going downwards,” Parsons said.

Despite those struggles, Ruby says as far as she knew, Stacie was a good mom.

“With her daughter she was very protective, just like a regular mother,” Parsons said.

Victoria’s father Gary Wyatt believes Stacie always had issues with their daughter.

“She dislikes the child; I mean, she always has. She was never physically violent, but she was verbally abusive 24/7,” said Wyatt.

That’s a side of her daughter Ruby says she never knew.

“She was always really loving toward the baby, every time I saw her,” Parsons said.

Wyatt, her common-law husband, saw it differently.

“To be honest with you, I think she’s been jealous of that little girl since the day she was born,” said Wyatt.

But the difference in opinion is now up to the investigators to examine.

Ruby said she’s still coming to terms with the loss of her grandchild.

“It's still kind of hard for me to get my head around it; I just can’t believe," Ruby Parsons said.

Stacie Parsons remains in the Henderson County Jail.

Victoria Wyatt's body was sent to Dallas for an autopsy.

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