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15-year-old charged with murder in death of 10-year-old Kiaya-Campbell

Updated on June 15, 2017

10-year-old Kiaya Campbell

10-year-old Kiaya Campbell
10-year-old Kiaya Campbell | Source

Background of the case.

10-year-old Kiaya Campbell was reported missing last Wednesday after failing to return home from a trip to a corner store. Kiaya was in the company of an unidentified 15-year-old, whose mother is dating Kiaya's father. The 15-year-old boy told police that the two of them had become separated as a storm rolled in, however, neighbors failed to recall a rainstorm Wednesday night. Kiaya's lifeless body was found on Thursday not even two miles from her father's home, a home she was visiting at the time. The medical examiner has not released a cause of death as of yet, but had has stated that the girls body had signs of severe trauma, and that her death was not accidental.

15-Year-Old Suspect Arrested.

Authorities in charge of the Campbell investigation have said that they arrested the 15-year-old boy last seen with Kiaya. Prosecutors said that they are intending on charging the unidentified teenager as an adult, however, they have yet to identify him due to being a juvenile. At this time he has been charged with first-degree murder with intent to kill after deliberation, as well as first-degree murder of a child under the age of 12 by someone in the position of trust.

It is not known at this time of the teen has been appointed a lawyer, not when his next court appearance will be. No word of setting bond or nail has been mentioned as of yet.


© 2017 Amanda Seaton

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