Birmingham Police Charge Couple in Toddler's Murder

Oct 23, 2019

Police say they will charge two people in the death of a 3-year-old Kamille McKinney, the Alabama girl whose body was found amid trash 10 days after being kidnapped outside a birthday party.

Birmingham Police Chief Patrick Smith told a news conference that 39-year-old Patrick Devone Stallworth and his 29-year-old girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, will be charged with kidnapping and capital murder in the death of McKinney, called "Cupcake" by relatives.

Both suspects are in custody. Stallworth was previously charged with child pornography, and Brown was charged with a probation violation involving a prior kidnapping arrest.

Police say those charges didn't directly involve McKinney and lawyers for both have said they're innocent.

Police searching through garbage found the remains.