Mother shares her grief over murder of pregnant daughter

Alexis M. Wasson was shot in the back of the head Aug. 2, 2019 and died Aug. 10. (Photo: Wasson family)
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ANDERSON, Ind. (WTHR) — A Madison County mother is sharing her grief, after losing her daughter and unborn twin grandsons to murder.

Wynde Wasson said she is numb after losing her daughter, 29-year-old Alexis.

Alexis was a mother of a five-year-old girl and was expecting twin boys.

"This is just hard to believe that she's not here anymore," Wasson said. "She was a very vibrant, outgoing, such a happy, happy person."

But Wynde said she watched that happiness fade over the past year as Alexis and her boyfriend's relationship turned increasingly toxic.

"We tried to get her out of it and she wouldn't listen to none of us. He isolated her," Wasson said. "She shoved all her good friends aside. She shoved her family aside. She was really close to my mom. She shoved my mom away. It was a shame that someone had that much control over her, that they could do this."

Skye'Lar De'Andre White (Madison County Sheriff)

Prosecutors say in the middle of the night on August 2, Skye'Lar White shot his pregnant girlfriend in the back of the head.

He claimed the gun went off by accident and only grazed her. But police say he never called 911, instead driving Alexis to his mother's home, then running off.

Days later, Wynde Wasson said she watched helplessly in the hospital, as one by one her unborn grandsons and then her daughter passed away.

"I just kept on praying there would be some kind of miracle," Wasson said. "I just wish she could have opened her eyes and told me...something."

Wynde now wants justice for her daughter, prison for her killer, and wants others to remember Alexis' joyous personality before violence took her life.

"She's in a better place now," Wasson said. "She's away from harm and being hurt."

Alexis Wasson's family wants other women to stay safe from potential danger.

Resources to help

If you or someone you love is in a toxic relationship that may involve abuse, there is help.

Here are some resources with people to talk to and places to turn to for assistance:

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