connectVideoAlabama girl, 11, found dead
An Alabama girl, 11, was found dead after she was last seen at her aunt’s house, where an SUV was allegedly spotted in the driveway.
An Alabama man was in search of a girl after she vanished from her aunt’s house, earlier this month, but authorities discovered a trick to hide that he was the person who had killed her, an investigator said in court Monday.
Christopher Wilson was charged with capital murder on March 4, in the death of Amberly Barnett, whose body was discovered in the woods on 2 March, a day after she was last seen with her aunt in Mt. Vernon. Barnett had a blue rope around her neck.
A judge ruled Monday that prosecutors have probable cause in the murder case, and sent it to a grand jury.
Chief researcher David Davis said in court testimony Monday that Madison — who lived in a mobile home next to Barnett’s residence — pretended to help police search for 11-year-old the night she went missing, AL.com reported.
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Davis said Madison claimed he saw a vehicle pulling into the driveway of the house and told the police that he searched the woods behind his house, but was not on the spot Barnett.
Neighbors, however, said that they never saw a car in the driveway that night, the testimony stated. The police located Barnett’s body in the woods about 4,000 metres away from Madison’s home, AL.com reported.
The researchers said they later discovered several clues that indicated Madison had murdered the girl, including the blue rope that was discovered around Barnett’s neck.
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Madison’s girlfriend also said that the researchers have the blue rope had been in the house a day before Barnett’s death. The researchers said that they will clamp and bolt on the floor used in “bondage” activity, the blood spatter, and more rope wrapped around Madison’s knife.
A part of the long blonde hair similar to Barnett’s was found on a pine tree and in Madison tub, AL.com reported.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.