Bionca Ellis, a former child care worker for the Ohio Department of Jobs and Family Services, allegedly stabbed a three-year-old boy to death just four days after an arrest warrant was issued for her theft conviction. Arrested and then released, Ellis smirked and giggled when the murder charge was read in court.

Ellis, 32, reportedly stole knives from a North Olmstead thrift store before allegedly following three-year-old Julian Wood and his mother Margot outside. She then stabbed Julian to death and attacked Margot when she tried to save her son from the shopping cart, according to Cuyahoga County Prosecutor Michael O’Malley. Judge Nancy Margaret of the Cuyahoga Court of Common Pleas announced charges of murder, aggravated murder, attempted murder, felonious assault, endangering children, tampering with evidence, and misdemeanor theft against Ellis, who responded with a smirk and a giggle.

In court, Julian’s father Jared Wood delivered a heartbreaking statement. “My name is Jared Wood, father of the deceased, husband of Margot. Your honor, that day, one week ago, she took everything from us. There’s nothing that could ever replace my son or anything that my wife and I and our other kids are going through. It’s horrendous. I really wish no bail, period. Or extend it to the max limit possible that you can, at the very least. Just do whatever you can to keep this monster behind bars.”

Ellis’ bond was set at $5 million.

A GoFundMe page, set up by Julian’s aunt, aims to cover funeral expenses, legal fees, and family support. It states, “The funds raised will help us cover funeral expenses, legal fees, and support for the family, allowing us to focus on healing and remembering JuJu. Your kindness has not only alleviated some of the financial burdens, but has also brought us a sense of peace knowing that we are surrounded by such a caring community. Each contribution, no matter the size, has made a significant impact on our lives. If you would like to show your support we are asking you to participate in what we are calling a Memory Line. Two of JuJu’s favorite things were the color green and dinosaurs.”