Policepossess obvious that Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney — a 3-one year-primitive girl kidnapped from a birthday celebration in Birmingham, Ala., whose remains had been later chanced on in a dumpster — died by asphyxiation, or suffocation, in accordance with court warrants be taught by a mediate Friday.
Patrick Devone Stallworth, 39, and Derick Irisha Brown, 29, made their first court appearances after the Jefferson County District Attorney charged them each and every with capital executeon Thursday.
They are accused of snatching the miniature one from an outside birthday celebration on Oct. 12 round 8: 30 p.m. at the Tom Brown Village housing community and later dumping her physique in a trash bin shut to where the suspects lived.
Kamille’s physique used to be chanced on on Oct. 22 after a 10-day search.
Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney used to be final seen Saturday in Avondale.(Alabama Legislation Enforcement Company)
Birmingham police arrested Stallworth and Brown the day after McKinney went missing and impounded a Toyota SUV after authorities acknowledged Stallworth used to be identified because the man seen in surveillance footage at a shut-by store across the time of the miniature one’s abduction.
Police acknowledged there’s rarely any connection between Stallworth, Brown and McKinney’s family.
Jefferson County Circuit Declare Clyde Jones be taught each and every Stallworth and Brown’s capital execute warrants at their initial court appearance on Friday.
Stallworth told the mediate: “I don’t realize why I used to be charged with [the] execute of this miniature one,” when asked if he had any questions about the warrant, in accordance with a local Birminghamnews tale.
The mediate told Stallworth that his attorney would uncover the payments to him and that the train will latest evidence in opposition to him at a preliminary listening to if he chooses to possess one, but Stallworth acknowledged he plans to hire his have attorney all the design throughout the week.
Brown used to be appointed attorneys from the Jefferson County Public Defender’s Office to portray her within the capital execute case; they had been already representing her in an unrelated matter.
The 2 are being held without bond at the Jefferson County Prison and may perhaps well well well face the loss of life penalty if convicted.
McKinney’s father acknowledged his daughter used to be fondly regarded as Cupcake because “when she got right here out, she used to be all lovable and purple with miniature brown eyes and I acknowledged, ‘That’s my cupcake.’”
A Event of Life ceremony for McKinney is scheduled for Sunday, adopted by visitation and burial.
Fox News’ Morgan Phillips contributed to this tale.