Roy Nichols, Jr., left, and Kayla Colyer face charges in the death of Colyer’s mother, Tricia Freeman
(Palmetto Police via Fox 13)
A Florida woman who was missing last week has died and her daughter and her boyfriend will be charged with her murder, police said Sunday.
The researchers said that the 26-year-old Roy Nichols Jr. confessed to killing Tricia Freeman, 47, during an argument on Freeman’s home in Palmetto on Tuesday.
Palmetto police chief Scott Tyler told reporters that Nichols Jr. told how Freeman said something to him.” Tyler did not elaborate on how Freeman died.
Nichols Jr. and his girlfriend, Freeman’s 21-year-old daughter, Kayla Colyer, drove north after Freeman’s death in her car. The vehicle was Friday found in a park in Ashland, Ky., where it had been abandoned.
Nichols Jr. and Colyer were arrested Saturday at a truck stop in Cabell County, W. Va., when a clerk in the store recognized them from the news and alerted the authorities.
Nichols Jr. will be faced with the cost of the second-degree murder in Freeman’s death, while Colyer will be charged with accessory to murder after the fact.
Tyler said the couple told authorities where they dumped Freeman ‘ s body, but did not elaborate, except to say that it was somewhere in Florida.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.
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