Cairo’s lifeless body was discovered in a suitcase in rural Indiana near Louisville, Kentucky, in April 2022, with the boy’s mother, Dejaune Ludie Anderson, 37, who is still at large, wanted in connection to his death.
Reports from WTHR, WLKY, and the Courier Journal reveal that Coleman pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit murder as per the terms of her plea agreement. Fingerprint evidence reportedly links both Coleman and Anderson to items in the suitcase, and their phones were found near the location where Cairo’s body was found.
As part of her plea agreement, Coleman is set to serve 25 years in prison with five years of probation. Additionally, she will be required to testify against Anderson if any case related to Cairo’s death arises. Despite Coleman’s arrest in San Francisco in October 2022, Anderson remains on the run.
Court documents, as reported by WTHR, reveal that Coleman informed the police that upon returning home to their Louisville apartment, she found Anderson on top of Cairo, lying face down on the bed. Coleman claimed that “it was already done.”
She confessed to helping Anderson place the boy’s body in the suitcase, which they then transported to Indiana, where they discarded it in the woods.