Nearly four months after the tragic abduction and murder of 3-year-old Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney in Birmingham, Alabama, her mother spoke out for the first time in an interview with CBS42.
“I have good days; I have bad days. But it’ll never be the same. I can’t wake up to her smiling at me or waking me up with her hugs or kisses. It’s rough,” April Thomas said.
Kamille was found dead in a dumpster on October 22, two weeks after being abducted from the front yard of a birthday party in Tom Brown Village.
The little girl died of asphyxiation by suffocation on the same day she was kidnapped, according to warrants read aloud in a previous court appearance for the two suspects charged in her murder, AL.com, WSHV, and WVTM report.
Methamphetamine and trazadone, a sedative, were found in her body, and the child had allegedly been sexually assaulted, according to court testimony from one of the suspects, AL.com reports.
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The suspects, Patrick Devone Stallworth and his girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, were charged with capital murder of a child under the age of 14. …read more