The mother who was found guilty of brutally murdering her young 6-year-old son with an insane number of shotgun blasts after she had trapped him in her car chose to curse at the members of the court in the wake of being given a life sentence in prison for her crimes.
29-year-old Julissa Thaler was officially convicted of murdering Eli Hart, her son, back in May of 2022, and was finally sentenced to life without parole by Minneapolis Judge Jay Quam. Hart’s remains were so horribly mutilated as a result of the shooting that police forces were labeling it as one of the worst things they had ever seen.
“It’s worse, though, when you don’t lose your child to something like cancer or an accident. It’s when someone takes that child from the world. What I can’t imagine — nobody can imagine — is when the person that takes a child from the world is the one that brought that child in,” stated Quam.
“I’m innocent, f*** you all, you’re garbage,” stated Thaler when she was allowed a chance to issue a response to the announcement of her sentence. She also took it a step further by giving the court officials the middle finger.
Nikita Kronberg, Thaler’s sister who previously served as the foster mother for Hart starting in January 2021 prior to Thaler being granted full custody back in May 2022, has labeled Thaler a “monster” in a victim impact statement.
Thaler went out and purchased the firearm quite soon in the wake of Eli’s father, Tory, filing paperwork with the court to seek full custody himself. She questioned a store clerk about which ammunition would “blow the biggest hole” prior to the murder, and also was found to have used the internet to search questions such as “how much blood can a 6-year-old lose?” and “payment for life insurance if child dies,” “how to commit crime and blame child,” and “what length am I allowed to saw off a shotgun barrel?”
“During that time, Eli and Tory were able to start a relationship, and their bond was powerful from the start,” Kronberg stated about her time as the foster for Eli on a GoFundMe page which was dedicated to covering the costs for the boys funeral. “Eli fell in love with his father and loved spending time with him. Tory was excited to make up for all the lost years and was thrilled to start teaching his son how to fish and ride a bike with no training wheels.”
“At the end of December 2021, Eli returned to his mother’s house for a home trial,” Kronberg went on. “Due to many red flags, Eli’s mother was showing, Tory tried extremely hard to get custody of Eli. Unfortunately, more false Orders of Protection were filed, which postponed custody hearings. Numerous parties made many statements to CPS, fearing that mom would harm Eli if full custody were returned. Sadly full custody was returned on May 10, 2022.”
Eli Hart was 6. His mother is on trial for his murder. Eli’s father told the jury in Hennepin County “..he was everything to me..he completed my life.” Eli’s dad add that he liked bubbles, playing with toy cars, and fishing. @kstp pic.twitter.com/GrSekOUSZ0
— Eric Chaloux (@EricChalouxKSTP) February 3, 2023