The two people accused of murdering 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney have started turning on each other and the testimonies being told are growing increasingly disturbing.
We've previously reported that the autopsy report showed that Kamille had sedatives in her system when she died one of which was Trazodone. One of her alleged murders, Patrick Stallworth, 39, had a prescription for the drug but his girlfriend, 29-year-old Derick Irisha Brown also accused of murder, was known to take them for recreational use.
Since day one of the testimonies in this case each suspect has pointed a cruel finger at the other. Pinning "Cupcake's" death on the other party.
Stallworth has said that he had no knowledge of the child until he walked into the apartment that he shared with Brown and seeing her sitting on the couch with Brown.
He told detectives that he walked into the couple’s apartment and saw his girlfriend sitting on the couch with Kamille and said, “That’s not your child.”
He said Brown indicated that she wanted to “keep” Kamille and then suggested Stallworth “do something sexual to the child,’’ Ross said. Stallworth said he refused and went outside to smoke a cigarette. Later, Stallworth said, “Brown put her hands over Cupcake’s nose and mouth.” He described to the detective that Kamille was then “asleep.”
Surveillance video from the area where "Cupcake" was taken proves that his statement is false as he's seen talking to her and leading her away.
According to testimony from Birmingham police homicide Det. Jonathan Ross who worked the case:
"Stallworth also said Brown had removed the girl’s hair bows and clothes and given her a bath. He said the next thing he knew, he woke up the next morning with Brown next to him in their bed.
Brown, however, told detectives that once at the apartment, she stayed outside to smoke. When she went inside, she said she went into the bathroom and Stallworth was in there as well. It was then she saw a “shadow” pass by the door, and “thought she was tripping.” Brown had reportedly used Ice – or meth – that day as well as Trazodone, an anti-depressant sometimes used as a sedative.
Brown said she went back outside to smoke and when she came in, she made a sandwich and then went into the bedroom where she fell asleep. At some point she got back up to use the restroom again and said she saw Kamille sitting, with her legs dangling off the sofa. Stallworth, she said, was kneeling on the sofa in front of Kamille forcing the girl to perform oral sex on him."
Brown then said she went back to sleep and woke up the following day. She said she asked Stallworth about Kamille’s whereabouts, and said Stallworth told her, “You have been tripping.”
She said Stallworth had a trash bag and was leaving the apartment. He asked her were the lighter fluid was and she told them it had been left in their previous apartment.
Ross testified that Brown told detectives, “Her boyfriend put the baby in a trash bin with old furniture.” She indicated it was in the dumpster at the adjacent apartment complex, he said."
The detective also testified that Kamille had Stallworth's DNA under her fingernails but none from Brown. At the time of his arrest Stallworth had a "faint scratch on the right side of his chest" that was visible in booking photos.
This case grows more sick and twisted by the day. Although preliminary evidence doesn't show that Brown actually killed Kamille, she definitely has a bad history with the law. In 2018 Brown was charged then with three counts of kidnapping, second-degree assault, attempting to elude and four counts of reckless endangerment. She had gone on a wild chase with her three children in the car that were not, at the time, in her custody. During the chase she crashed into an innocent motorist and then into a sheriff’s SUV.
Authorities said Brown had lost custody of her children because she had put them in a clothes dryer as punishment.
The judge, however, disagreed. “It’s clear to me one or both of them sexually abused this child,’’ and went on to kill her and dispose of her body. “This woman (Brown) did not come forward,’’ he said. “She could have easily went to law enforcement.”
The judge said it was clear they were “acting in concert” and deemed there was “more than enough evidence” to forward the case to the grand jury for indictment consideration.
This is definitely something out of a horrible nightmare! We're praying for Kamille's family. This is hard to read let alone hear.