Thu. Feb 9th, 2023
The father of a 4-year-old Lincoln girl, who died following severe abuse, is heading home with a GPS tracker.
On Tuesday, the Benton County Court granted James Mast’s bail at $500,000, but he’s required to wear an ankle bracelet and he cannot go anywhere but home and the courthouse.
Mast, his wife Mary and their neighbors, Ethan Mast and Kourtney Aumen, we are all taken into custody after the child, Jessica, was found dead in her bedroom wrapped in a blanket.
It was later discovered that the child and the family were being abused by the neighbors, because they believed they had “demons” in them.
4-year-old Jessica had been severely beaten, submerged into a pond and left to freeze before being brought back to the house where she later died.
All four individuals are facing numerous felony charges.