In 2019 a 3-year-old girl named Kamille McKinney was kidnapped as she played outside of her apartment. Kamille was missing for 10 days before her lifeless body was found and her family's nightmare took a turn for the worse.
Patrick Stallworth. then 39, and his girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, then 29, are charged with capital murder of a child under the age of 14 after allegedly luring Kamille to their van while she was outside at a party.
An autopsy determined that Kamille died shortly after her abduction from asphyxiation by suffocation. It also stated that the toddler had toxic levels of methamphetamine and Trazodone, an anti-depressant, in her body. Stallworth has a prescription for Trazodone and admits that both he and Brown take them because she "likes the way it makes her feel".
The details that emerged surrounding the kidnapping and murder of this child were absolutely horrible. From the sedatives that were found in her system to the details of sexual assault and her death, this case just kept getting worse and worse.
Brown and Stallworth were originally going to be tried together but have turned against each other. It was Brown who showed authorities where Kamille's body could be found but Stallworth says that he originally agreed to take the wrap for the case because of his love for Brown and he had nothing to do with the abduction or the murder.
“Based on the nature of this case, I liken it to a professional boxing match,” Attorney Tommy Spina. told CBS 42 “It’s like receiving the knockout punch in the first round, but still having to fight for 15 more rounds.”
Spina said that Stallworth and Brown are also facing state capital murder charges in Jefferson County. So far, he said they have only been found guilty of kidnapping which led to a death. Spina also said today’s federal sentencing will have no effect on the next phase at the state level.
“They’re parallel actions,” said Attorney Spina. “They aren’t considered double jeopardy. They’re two separate offenses. They’re two separate sovereigns in the state of Alabama and the federal government- two separate crown wearers.”
In capital cases, Spina said the only two sentences that could be handed out are life without parole or death by lethal injection.
Patrick Stallworth and Derick Brown were sentenced to life in prison without the possibility of parole on federal kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap charges. Both of their sentences will run consecutive to one another.