Nobody believed boy's story, until he dug up mother's body in backyard

Bonnie Haim with infant son Aaron before her murder.
Bonnie Haim with infant son Aaron before her murder. Photo credit: News4Jax.com

A cold case dating back to 1993 that hinges on the testimony of a child who was then just three - but grew up and discovered his mother's body in his backyard - could finally be solved.

Aaron Fraser is the key witness in the trial of his biological father, Michael Haim, for the murder of his mother Bonnie, who went missing in January 1993.

Fraser's memories from 26 years ago have been ruled admissible in the court case, which has begun in Jacksonville, Florida.

Bonnie Haim was planning to take their son and leave her husband, and had begun putting money aside for the purpose.

Michael Haim claimed after her disappearance that they had an argument about their marital problems, and she left without their son - but he didn't report her missing.

Fraser told police at the time that he saw his father shoot and kill his mother - but even his own family reportedly didn't believe him.

Michael Haim remarried and lives in North Carolina. He pleaded not guilty to his former wife's murder.
Michael Haim remarried and lives in North Carolina. He pleaded not guilty to his former wife's murder. Photo credit: News4Jax.com

The child was adopted and in 2014, having successfully sued his father for wrongful death, Fraser gained possession of the family home.

That was when he made the grisly discovery of badly decomposed skeletal remains underneath a concrete slab.

DNA tests confirmed the remains were Bonnie Haim. A spent shell casing of the same calibre as a rifle that Michael Haim owned was also found where she was buried.

Haim has pleaded not guilty. He remarried and now lives in North Carolina, where he's allowed to live while on bail.

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