Kamille “Cupcake” McKinney, the 3-year-old Alabama girl who was found dead in a dumpster after she was abducted from a birthday party, was given meth and the sedative Trazodone, before she was murdered, ABC News reports.
These were but some of the disturbing details of Kamille’s abduction that were revealed during a preliminary hearing for the suspects involved in the case.
On Tuesday during the hearing, prosecutors accused the suspects, 39-year-old Patrick Stallworth and his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Brown of using candy to lure the small child away from the birthday party on Oct. 12 and kidnap her.
A 10-year-old who was at the birthday party told Birmingham Police detective Jonathan Ross that he saw a man and a woman in an SUV giving out candy, and he also saw Kamille in the SUV crying, Ross revealed in his testimony.
Surveillance footage from a gas station nearby showed Stallworth buying $18 worth of candy, Ross added.
After Stallworth was arrested he claimed that he first saw Kamille with his girlfriend, when he arrived home and found the two sitting on the sofa and watching television.
According to Ross’ testimony, Stallworth claimed that Brown wanted to “keep” the child, and then instructed him to sexually assault her.
Stallworth said he went outside to smoke a cigarette and claimed that Brown put her hand over Kamille’s nose and mouth, killing her.
Ross further testified that a plastic mattress cover found in the apartment had bloodstains with DNA from Stallworth, Brown, and Kamille.
Kamille’s cause of death was determined to be asphyxiation, a medical examiner ruled. Prosecutors acknowledged during Tuesday’s hearing that they could not determine if the child was sexually assaulted due to the stage of decomposition in which her body was found.
Both Stallworth and Brown are facing charges of kidnapping and capital murder of a victim less than 14-years old.
Brown is scheduled to appear in court on Friday, the report notes.