Exclusive: Mother of Bryan child found buried in backyard pleads for fair trial

BRAZOS COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX) - A handwritten jailhouse letter to a judge from Virginia Adams details her desire for a fair trial in Brazos County.

Adams is the mother of Rayven Shields, the child found buried last year in the backyard of a Bryan home.

In the letter, Adams writes, "There is a lot of hatred and malice against me here; I have dealt with a lot of hatred here in jail."

Adams remains in the Brazos County Detention Center where she faces criminal charges related to the death of her 3-year-old daughter.

"Everyone in this area knows of my case and has made a lot of speculations, very negative speculations, and feedback,” she wrote in the three page letter dated October 4, 2018.

It was filed with the District Clerk's Office on November 27.

Adams claims in her note note there's a lot of bias with her case and worries it may not be handled correctly. She also says she's been denied a bond reduction, and has lost her job while in custody.

Investigators say they are still waiting on autopsy reports to confirm the body found in the family's backyard is - in fact - the body of Rayven Shields.

Adams’s boyfriend, Patrick Wilson, is also facing charges related to the investigation.

He was living with Adams when the child was first reported missing by authorities last summer.