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Crime Man charged with capital murder in Aniah Blanchard's death

05:00  03 december  2019
05:00  03 december  2019 Source:   cbsnews.com

Murder charge announced in death of fighters’ stepdaughter

  Murder charge announced in death of fighters’ stepdaughter AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Prosecutors say the man investigators consider the lone suspect in the shooting death of the stepdaughter of a well-known UFC fighter will face a capital murder charge. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes announced Monday that prosecutors also will seek the death penalty against 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed in the death of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old Alabama college student. Hughes says investigators believe Yazeed is the lone person responsible for her death.Yazeed was jailed earlier, charged with kidnapping in the woman’s disappearance. Prosecutors say the charges are being upgraded after Blanchard’s remains were discovered.

(AP) — An Alabama man has been indicted on a capital murder charge in the death of his girlfriend’ s 1-year-old son. News outlets report the indictment against 28-year-old Christopher Cornelilus Pearson was made public Human remains believed to be Aniah Blanchard located, third suspect arrested.

Monday afternoon during a news conference, Guntersville Police Chief Jim Peterson said his investigators have charged Jimmy O'Neal Spencer with four counts of Capital Murder on three separate victims in connection Second suspect arrested in Aniah Blanchard ’ s alleged kidnapping.

A suspect is now facing a capital murder charge in the death of Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter Walt Harris, who disappeared in late October, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes announced Monday. Ibraheem Yazeed, 29, previously faced first degree kidnapping charges in the 19-year-old's disappearance.

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"Mr. Yazeed is the only person in this case responsible for abducting Aniah Blanchard. He is the only person responsible for Aniah's murder," Hughes said at a press conference. Yazeed is currently being held without bond.

Aniah Blanchard was first reported missing on October 24. Her car, a black Honda CRV, was found days later at an apartment complex more than 50 miles away. Police said they found blood in the car. On November 8, Yazeed was arrested in Escambia County, Florida, and initially charged with first degree kidnapping.

After authorities found Blanchard's remains on November 25, and the medical examiner determined that she had been killed by a gunshot wound, officials upgraded the charges against Yazeed to capital murder, Hughes said.

Hughes added that prosecutors will seek the death penalty.

Remains confirmed to belong to UFC fighter's stepdaughter Aniah Blanchard .
Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes confirmed that the remains were positively identified to be Blanchard's.Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes confirmed to the Montgomery Advertiser Wednesday afternoon that the remains were positively identified to be Blanchard's. At a press conference with WBRC, Auburn Police Chief Paul Register said the case will move forward as a homicide investigation and further charges are expected.

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