BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBMA) — A federal grand jury Wednesday indicted two people for kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, resulting in her death.
Separate indictments were filed against Patrick D. Stallworth, 40, and Derick I. Brown aka. Quentesa Jackson, 29, each with one count after the events of October 2019.
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"This case is an excellent example of the seamless cooperation by federal agencies and our state and local partners," said U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona.
"The kidnapping of a child is one of a parent's biggest fears." said First Assistant U.S. Attorney Lloyd C. Peeples. "Despite their best efforts, federal state, and local law enforcement were not able to bring the 3-year-old home to her family. However, we hope that today's charges will be a step towards bringing justice for her and her family."
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If prosecutors prove that McKinney's death resulted from the charges alleged against Stallworth and Brown, they would face minimum life sentences in prison, or death.
McKinney was allegedly abducted by Stallworth and Brown from the Tom Brown Village apartments in Birmingham. An AMBER Alert was issued and days later her body was found inside a dumpster at a landfill in Birmingham.