Alabama sheriff alleges ‘sexual encounter’ as motive in 5-year-old girl’s slaying, suspect held without bail from Fox News
GNN Note – It will be a great day when law enforcement puts as much emphasis on pedophilia and child trafficking as it does on people smoking weed. I’m not in support of legalizing drugs, but given the two situations one seems far more important to the overall health and safety of the community than the other. / END
Alabama sheriff alleges ‘sexual encounter’ as motive in 5-year-old girl’s slaying, suspect held without bailGeorgia 5-year-old Kamarie Holland vanished from her home Monday morning
A missing 5-year-old Georgia girl is dead and an acquaintance of her mother is being held without bail on a capital murder charge in an Alabama jail.
Kamarie Holland went missing from her Columbus, Georgia, home Monday before police found her remains that night across state lines in Phenix City, Alabama, according to authorities.
“I definitely think the motive was a sexual encounter,” Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor said during a news briefing on the case Tuesday, adding that the suspect had been eyed in at least three other cases with child victims.
Investigators identified her suspected killer as Jeremy Tremaine Williams, who has a record of child abuse allegations in multiple states. Police arrested him at the Bamboo Motel in Phenix City, about 9 miles from the girl’s home.
By Tuesday afternoon, he found himself standing before an Alabama judge.
During the court appearance, a public defender assigned to the case requested and received a gag order from Judge David Johnson, according to the Columbus-based WRBL.
Now Williams is being held at the Russell County Jail without bond, officials there said.
Taylor said deputies found Kamarie dead from asphyxiation in an abandoned home where Williams once lived in Phenix City.
“It did appear from the scene that there was some sexual abuse,” he added.
The results of an official autopsy were pending, and the sheriff said investigators hoped to recover DNA evidence.
Russell County Coroner Arthur Sumbry said Tuesday evening that he expected to have forensic findings available before the weekend.