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    I doubt Alabama would drop it. Alabama prosecutors usually seek the death penalty in cases where the victim is a child or a cop.
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    It was an accident. That poor babys family, Man on trial in Kamille Cupcake McKinneys kidnapping texted

    By Carol Robinson
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    A text message sent by Patrick Stallworth just 10 days after the body of 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's body was found in a Jefferson County landfill read, Im sorry I did this. It was an accident. That poor babys family.

    Prosecutors in the federal kidnapping case against Stallworth on Monday said that text message, sent by Stallworth to one of his family members while he was locked up in the Jefferson County Jail, is just one piece of evidence they will use to prove that the suspect and girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, carried out the 2019 abduction that left Kamille dead.

    Another piece of evidence, said Lloyd Peeples, chief of the U.S. Attorneys Criminal Division, will be a statement Stallworth made to a nurse.

    There will be data from Google and T-Mobile, as well as evidence taken from surveillance cameras, license plate readers and multiple witnesses, Peeples said.

    Whats this case about? Unfortunately, this case is not about 3-year-old Cupcake McKinneys short but sweet life, Peeples said in opening statements in the trial against Stallworth.

    This case is about finding justice for Kamille McKinney.

    Stallworths attorney, Derrick Collins, said his client is innocent and blamed the entire ordeal on Brown.

    Shes the author behind all of this, Collins said in his opening remarks. Hes professed to the world his innocence.

    Stallworth, 42, and Brown are both charged federally with kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap a minor.

    Browns trial is set for Nov. 14 in federal court in Tuscaloosa. The U.S. Department of Justice previously ruled it will not seek the death penalty in the federal charges.

    Both still are charged with capital murder in state court. No state trial dates have yet been set.

    The trial began Monday with jury selection.

    A panel of 13 women and three men were seated to hear the case against Stallworth. Of those 16 jurors, four will serve as alternates.

    Peeples delivered the opening statements on behalf of the six federal prosecutors on the case. Chief U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler is presiding over the trial.

    Peeples started by telling the jury about Kamille, who he described as a loving little girl who enjoyed playing with her brother and cousin, watching Peppa Pig and playing with bubbles.

    All the things that you would expect from an innocent and sweet 3-year-old girl, Peeples said.

    Unfortunately, we will not spend much time in this trial talking about Cupcake and the happy moments she shared with her family and friends, the prosecutor said.

    We wont do that because the United States has the burden of telling you the story about Cupcakes worst day, her last day. We will have to tell you about the final hours of Cupcakes life.

    Peeples talked about the massive law enforcement search for Kamille that ended when her body was found in a construction dumpster at the landfill.

    That dumpster had been taken from an apartment complex next to Stallworths apartment building.

    Investigators at that landfill found the body of Kamille McKinney, which had been discarded in one of those dumpsters, Peeples said. Thrown away in the trash and left alone for 10 days.

    Peeples said the evidence will show that a search of Stallworths apartment turned up a mattress with a plastic cover on it. That mattress, he said, contained DNA from Stallworth, Brown and Kamille.

    We will also show you pictures from when Kamilles body was found and of the autopsy on her body, pictures that no person should have to look at, pictures that Kamilles mom still hasnt even seen, he said.

    The prosecutor said they will also present evidence that when Kamille died, she had methamphetamine, Trazadone and Benadryl in her system.

    And, Peeples said, the jury will hear statements made by Stallworth, who he said gave conflicting information during his five interviews with police.

    After Kamilles body was recovered, he said, Stallworth admits to knowing things that only Cupcakes kidnapper would know.

    In the defenses opening statement, Collins told jurors that prosecutors have to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that Stallworth was involved in Kamilles kidnapping.

    They cant, Collins said. The governments case has doubt all through it.

    This man didnt do what theyre alleging, he said.

    Collins said the blame for Kamilles kidnapping falls on Brown, a mother of six who lost all of her children to the custody of DHR.

    She had gone without her children over a year, he said, adding that Brown had begun to use drugs and had become violent.

    Stallworths only mistakes, he said, were in loving Brown and lying to police.

    He lied to the police about seeing the child at the apartment, Collins said.

    He did so, he said, because he loved Brown.

    Kamilles mother was the first and only witness to take the stand Monday.

    She described for the jury their activities that day at the football field, and later at her cousins house at Tom Brown Village.

    She said she discovered Kamille was missing when she told her son Amari to get Kamille because it was time to leave.

    He came in panicky and said he couldnt find her, Thomas testified. I found her shoes. I knew something was wrong.

    Thomass cousin called 911 while Thomas continued to look for Kamille.

    I felt sick to my stomach, Thomas said. Confused. Frustrated. I was just sick to my stomach.

    Testimony will resume Tuesday.

    The trial is the latest chapter in an ordeal that began when Kamille was abducted Oct. 12, 2019, while at a birthday party in Tom Brown Village.

    Kamilles disappearance gripped the city for 10 days until her remains were found the night of Oct. 22 in a trash dumpster at a Jefferson County landfill.

    An autopsy conducted by the Jefferson County Coroners Office showed Kamille had died of asphyxiation by suffocation.

    The exam also turned up toxic levels of methamphetamine and antidepressant Trazodone. The levels of the drugs indicated Kamille had ingested the drugs, and not just been exposed to them.

    Testimony from previous hearings showed investigators removed a plastic covering from a mattress that was in the living room where the couple lived in Center Point.

    That covering showed blood in several places and testing of that blood showed a mixture of DNA belonging to Stallworth, Brown and Kamille.

    Stallworth and Brown, who were in a dating relationship for about a year before their arrests, have since blamed each other for Kamilles death.

    On that Saturday, Kamille and her mother had spent the day at Kamilles brothers football game. Afterward, they went to Tom Brown Village to visit family.

    There was a birthday party taking place there, and Kamille and brother joined in the festivities.

    While the party was taking place, Peeples said, Stallworth and Brown drove their Toyota Sequoia to Tom Brown Village, where Stallworth gout out of the SUV, spoke to several children and offered them candy.

    A short time later, Stallworth and Brown drove away, taking Kamille with them back to the couples apartment on Shadowood Circle.

    Only Kamilles shoes were left behind at Tom Brown Village which the girls mother would later find.

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    Defendant in Kamille McKinney’s deadly abduction offered kids candy, witnesses say: ‘Cupcake got in the car’

    By Carol Robinson
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    Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney's cousin and best friend – 3-year-old Ava – provided family members with the first clue about what may have happened the night she disappeared from Tom Brown Village public housing community.

    “Cupcake got in the car with that man. He took her to get candy at the store,’’ Ava told her mother. “I not want no candy.”

    Shenita Long, Ava’s mother, testified in the second day of the federal kidnapping trial against Patrick Stallworth.

    Long was one of at least nine witnesses to take the stand Tuesday, including a 14-year-old who said Stallworth, 42, approached her earlier that Saturday, Oct. 12, 2019, and offered her candy.

    Other witnesses included a neighbor of Stallworth who said he had been confronted multiple times about offering candy to children in the Center Point apartment complex where he lived.

    A woman also said she confronted Stallworth and his girlfriend, Derick Brown, because they were parked in front of her home where her own children usually played.

    Evidence presented to the jury included a bloodstained plastic mattress covering taken from Stallworth and Brown’s apartment, as well as a store receipt showing Stallworth had bought $18.91 worth of candy from the Shell service station near Tom Brown Village.

    Stallworth and Brown, 32, are both charged federally with kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap a minor.

    Brown’s trial is set for Nov. 14 in federal court in Tuscaloosa. The U.S. Department of Justice previously ruled it will not seek the death penalty in the federal charges.

    Both still are charged with capital murder in state court. No state trial dates have yet been set.

    Long, who is the cousin and best friend of Cupcake’s mother, April Thomas, said the children were outside playing at a birthday party in Tom Brown Village on Oct. 12, 2019, when Cupcake vanished.

    Long said they first became aware Cupcake was missing when her brother, Amari, said he couldn’t find her when it was time to come.

    “He ran back inside with a scream that you’ll never forget,’’ Long said. “We got up and down down the stairs.”

    When Long got to her daughter, she asked if Ava had seen Cupcake. Ava told her she had left with a man.

    “She looked lost, like she didn’t know what was going,’’ Long said of her daughter.

    Friends and family, Long said, then launched an immediate search, going door-to-door and to nearby stores in search of the missing girl.

    They searched anywhere from 25 to 40 minutes until they found Cupcake’s shoes at the rear of the complex. “That’s when we really knew something was wrong,’’ Long said. “It’s time to call the police. This is serious.”

    FBI Special Agent Eric Salvadore, who investigates violent crimes against children, said authorities quickly got a description of a blue Toyota Sequoia as the possible suspect vehicle in Cupcake’s kidnapping.

    The vehicle, investigators would learn, was registered to Brown and found the day after the abduction at the apartment complex on Shadowood Circle where the couple lived.

    Salvadore said investigators used video surveillance to help compile a timeline of Stallworth’s whereabouts on the day of the abduction.

    At 12:02 p.m. that Saturday, Stallworth was seen on video at the Shell Station on Messer Airport Highway where he bought the candy.

    Stallworth’s lawyer, Birmingham attorney Derrick Collins, during cross examination, said that Stallworth bought a lot of candy because he was trying to quit smoking.

    At 12:11 p.m., according to video evidence, the Toyota Sequoia was seen driving through Hayes K-8, which is on the east side of Tom Brown Village. That video showed the SUV traveling through the school area and, moments later, adolescent girls running away.

    One of those girls testified Tuesday.

    Now 14, she said she was 12 at the time and leaving cheerleading practice at Hayes when she was approached by the Sequoia. The man inside asked the girl if she knew someone, she said, and then asked her if she wanted some candy.

    One of her friends, she said, told her to run and she did so. She described the ordeal as “weird.”

    The girl was asked Tuesday if she saw that man in the courtroom. She stood up, looked around and said she did not see him.

    Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittany Byrd then told the girl to look toward the front of the courtroom and at that point, the young witness got upset.

    The judge told her she could nod if she recognized Stallworth and she nodded yes.

    Stallworth’s appearance has changed dramatically since 2019. He is heavier and now wears glasses.

    Under cross examination by Collins, the girl acknowledged that Stallworth did not ask her to get in his SUV.

    Another witness, Shatanya Osborne, said about 6:30 p.m. Saturday, she spotted two people – Stallworth and Brown – parked outside her home where her children usually play.

    Osborne said she went out and asked them why they were there. Brown told her that she was looking for someone, and also that she used to live in the townhome that Osborne now lived in.

    Brown said that when she lived there, a lot of children used to play in the neighborhood and asked Osborne why there weren’t a lot of kids outside playing.

    “It didn’t strike me as odd at the time,’’ Osborne said, but later added that Brown seemed unusually fascinated with children.

    Of Stallworth, Osborne said, “The man never looked at me or said anything.”

    Deborah Douglas, who lived in the apartment above Stallworth and Brown on Shadowood Circle, said she heard about Cupcake’s abduction and had seen photos released by police of the possible suspect vehicle.

    Douglas thought she recognized it, and went outside on Sunday, Oct. 13, and spotted the Sequoia in the parking lot.

    Normally, Douglas said, the SUV was parked forward but on that day it had been backed into a parking space in front of a burned-out building adjacent to their building.

    Brown was in the vehicle. “She was looking nervous,’’ Douglas testified.

    Under questioning by Collins, Douglas said she did not see Stallworth that Sunday.

    Douglas called police to tell them the vehicle’s whereabouts.

    She also testified that about a month earlier, Stallworth had offered candy to children in their apartment complex.

    Asked if he had been confronted about that, Douglas said, “He had been confronted a couple of times. It made people uncomfortable.”

    FBI Special Agent Jonathan Spaeth, who is based out of Missouri, is on the FBI’s Child Abduction Rapid Deployment team and was sent to Birmingham on Oct. 14, 2019, to join in the search for Cupcake.

    He, along with several Birmingham police detectives, interviewed Stallworth who told them he and Brown were at Tom Brown Village so that Brown could talk to the father of her children. At that point, Brown did not have custody of any of her six kids.

    Stallworth told investigators he got out of the SUV to walk around because he didn’t get along with the man Brown was going to talk to and he didn’t want to get into a fight with him.

    While he was walking around, Stallworth said, he encountered what is believed to be Cupcake and Ava, and said they were playing with a mouse trap that contained a mouse.

    Stallworth said he told the children, “Nah, don’t play with that,” and offered them some Now and Later candy, which again he said he had because he was trying to quit smoking.

    That encounter was captured on the video surveillance system from a home that backs up to Tom Brown Village. The encounter took place at 8:02 p.m., which is when authorities believe Cupcake was abducted.

    FBI Special Agent Kyle King said he was part of the team that carried out a search warrant at Stallworth and Brown’s apartment on Oct. 18 while the search for Cupcake was still ongoing.

    They went to the apartment just after 6:30 p.m. and, once inside, spotted what appeared to be blood stains on the plastic covering two pink mattresses stacked in the apartment.

    At that point, King said, they secured the apartment and requested the FBI’s Evidence Response Team.

    Jurors saw photos of the apartment, both inside and outside. Those photos showed evidence markers placed in four spots on the plastic covering the top mattress, and at least eight locations on the bottom mattress.

    One of the plastic coverings was held up in the courtroom for jurors to see.

    Testimony will resume on Wednesday.

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    Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney’s injuries described in emotional day of testimony

    By Carol Robinson
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    Retired FBI agent Stanley Ruffin described the horrific moment he found the decomposing body of 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney in a heap of trash at a Jefferson County landfill.

    “I saw what I thought was a doll just laying there,’’ an emotional Ruffin testified. “And I realized it wasn’t doll.”

    “I had to close my eyes to think if I was really seeing what I was seeing,’’ Ruffin said. “I took a moment, thought about my own children.”

    “When I opened my eyes, I realized I was actually seeing a human body,’’ he said. “A little girl.”

    Ruffin said he and other investigators then stopped and raised their hand, a predetermined signal to notify a supervisor that they had found something.

    Through tears, Ruffin explained that they then placed Cupcake’s body in a bag.

    He was asked what affect the discovery had on him and other law enforcement officers.

    “Well, it was hard,’’ he said. “Everyone involved in this was visibly affected.”

    “I was involved in 9/11 and I thought that was one of the worst things I would experience in my career, until this,’’ he said. “I had never dealt with a child.”

    Ruffin said all involved in the recovery had to receive counseling, and Ruffin retired from the FBI a short time later. He now works for NASCAR.

    Ruffin’s testimony came on day three of the federal kidnapping trial of Patrick Stallworth who, along with his girlfriend, are accused in the 2019 deadly abduction.

    Stallworth and Derick Irisha Brown, 32, are both charged federally with kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap a minor.

    Brown’s trial is set for Nov. 14 in federal court in Tuscaloosa. The U.S. Department of Justice previously ruled it will not seek the death penalty in the federal charges.

    Both still are charged with capital murder in state court. No state trial dates have yet been set.

    Cupcake vanished from a birthday party at Tom Brown Village public housing community on Oct. 12, 2019. Her body was found at the landfill 10 days later.

    Chief U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler is presiding over the trial. Lloyd Peeples, chief of the U.S. Attorney’s Criminal Division, along with assistant U.S. Attorneys Brittany Byrd and Blake Milner, are prosecuting the case. Stallworth is represented by Birmingham attorney Derrick Collins.

    During Ruffin’s testimony, jurors were shown photos of the landfill, and then photos of the discovery of Cupcake’s body.

    The photos were not shown to the court spectators, and a barrier screen was placed in front of Cupcake’s family so they could not see the photos on the jurors’ monitors.

    At least three of the jurors used tissues to wipe their eyes during the photos and Ruffin’s testimony. Another took a sharp breath.

    Earlier Wednesday, Birmingham homicide Det. Jonathan Ross, who led the probe, testified about multiple interviews with Stallworth during the search for Cupcake, and immediately after her body was discovered.

    In the first interview, which took place the day after Cupcake vanished, Stallworth denied having anything to do with the child’s disappearance.

    “Why would I grab a kid,’’ Stallworth said in a video recorded interview that was shown to the jury. “We didn’t take no child.”

    Stallworth described his girlfriend as an “awesome mom,’’ and gave no indication to having taken Cupcake.

    Stallworth was interviewed by detectives again on Oct. 15, and Oct. 22 - the latter interview taking place after Cupcake’s body had been discovered.

    Again, authorities said, Stallworth claimed to have no knowledge of Cupcake’s disappearance.

    On Oct. 23, however, Ross testified that he was notified that Stallworth wanted to talk to detectives.

    He and Birmingham homicide Det. Talana Brown went to the Jefferson County Jail to conduct the interview.

    Ross said Stallworth waived his Miranda Rights and said he wanted to talk.

    He told them his girlfriend had “started talking crazy” and “getting violent.” At some point, he said, he realized there was a little girl – Kamille – in the apartment with them.

    “It kind of shocked me,’’ Stallworth told the detectives. “I just couldn’t understand where the (expletive) the baby come from. She (Derick Brown) said it was her baby.”

    Stallworth told detectives that Brown wanted him to “do things to the baby.”

    He said Brown had been molested as a child and wanted Stallworth to do the same things to Cupcake.

    “We was freaky, you know what I’m saying,’’ Stallworth told the detectives, but said what Brown was suggesting was “too far.”

    Stallworth said he repeated told his girlfriend to take the baby and leave.

    He said he went to sleep and when he woke up, the baby was gone, and his girlfriend was beside him. They had sex, he told detectives.

    Eventually, Stallworth told detectives that his girlfriend killed Cupcake. “I think she choked her. She might have choked her,’’ he said.

    Stallworth was crying throughout the interview. “Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus, Lord Jesus,’’ Stallworth said, at times in a whisper. “I didn’t do it.”

    Stallworth later told detectives that Brown put her hand over the baby’s nose and mouth.

    Under cross examination by Collins, Ross testified they had pictures of Cupcake’s body on the table during the interview with Stallworth. Asked Stallworth’s reaction, Ross said, “He kept pushing them away.”

    “Though all these interviews, my client has told you he had no interest sexually in a child and that he would never harm a child, correct?’’ Collins said.

    Sgt. Brown also testified Wednesday about interviews with Derick Brown.

    A portion of that interview showed Stallworth’s girlfriend saying about her boyfriend, “I’ll lie on him if you want me to. I’m not fixing to sit here and go to jail for nobody.”

    Dr. Daniel Dye, a forensic pathologist with the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiners Office, testified about the decomposed state of Cupcake’s body.

    “Decomposition limits the autopsy,’’ Dye said. “The changes can mask some injuries.”

    Dye testified that Cupcake had two small abrasions on her back, as well as abrasions on the back of left arm and elbow, which he described as blunt force injuries – either she hit something hard or something hard hit her, he said.

    There were also three abrasions on her left buttock and thigh.

    The autopsy also showed Cupcake had contusions – or bruises – on the right side of her forehead and face, which he said is consistent with something pushing against the area or being “held down and pressed against a hard object.”

    All of those injuries, Dye said, happened while Cupcake was still alive.

    Toxicology testing, Dye said, showed Cupcake had Trazodone – an anti-depressant for which Stallworth says he had prescription for sleep – Benadryl and methamphetamine in her system. Benadryl, he said, is used as a “cutting agent” with illicit drugs.

    Again, Dye said, evidence indicates Cupcake was alive when she ingested the drugs.

    Dye said he could not say what effect the drugs had on Cupcake but concluded, “Methamphetamine and Trazodone are part of the reason she died.”

    Under cross examination, Dye acknowledged that there were no genital or anal injuries to Cupcake, nor any evidence found around her mouth area to indicate sexual abuse or trauma.

    Testimony will continue Thursday, and the defense is expected to possibly begin presenting their case.

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    Patrick Stallworth told jail worker he may have raped Kamille Cupcake McKinney but didnt kill her, nurse testifies

    By Carol Robinson
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    A former west Alabama jail nurse said she overheard accused kidnapper Patrick Stallworth admit to a crime in a conversation with one of her co-workers.

    Stallworth, who is on trial in federal court for the 2019 deadly abduction of 3-year-old Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney, has been held in the Pickens County Jail as a federal inmate.

    The U.S. Marshals Service uses several county jails to house their prisoners, including Pickens.

    Phyllis Cox, who worked at the Pickens County Jail, testified Thursday that she overheard a conversation between Stallworth and Toni Crowell, who worked as a nurses assistant at the lockup.

    I may have raped her, but I didnt killer, Stallworth reportedly told Coxs co-worker. She did that, he said referring to his girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown.

    Both still are charged with capital murder in state court. No state trial dates have yet been set.

    Federal prosecutors rested their case mid-afternoon Thursday after 2 days of testimony from 22 witnesses.

    When it was the defenses turn to present their case, Collins called the assistant jail nurse who testified that she that she had no recollection of Stallworth saying he may have raped Cupcake.

    I didnt hear it, Crowell testified.

    But prosecutor Peeples quickly attempted to impeach Crowells testimony.

    Under cross examination, Crowell testified that she and Stallworth often spoke by phone after she got off work. Did he tell you he loved you? Did you tell him you loved him? Peeples asked.

    I dont remember, Crowell said.

    Recorded phone calls from the jail were played, in which Stallworth told Crowell, I dream about you, and he even was heard singing a song to her.

    Thats a church song, Crowell testified. We mostly talked about church.

    On the phone call, Stallworth could be heard saying, 1-4-3′' which is code for I love you. There is one letter in I, four letters in love and three letters in you.

    Care and love to me is the same thing, Crowell said.

    At one point Peeples asked Crowell about something Stallworth was heard saying on the call. Did he say, I need some of that hiney?' to which Crowell said, I thought he said honey.

    That works too, Peeples said.

    Crowell said she befriend Stallworth because he wasnt treated well in jail. He said everybody treated him bad, she said. Thats why I started to talking to him.

    Asked if there was a sexual relationship, Crowell said no. We were just friends, she said. He needed someone to confide in.

    Crowell testified that there are rumors that Stallworth was sexually involved with another jail employee a relative of hers but those rumors werent confirmed.

    Collins also called two character witnesses on Stallworths behalf his stepfather and a preacher who had known Stallworth since he was in high school.

    Both testified that they considered Stallworth a peaceful man.

    Asked by prosecutors if they would change their minds about that if Stallworth had watched someone kill someone and done nothing to stop it, both said it would not change their minds.

    The trial will continue Friday with closing arguments and jurors are expected to begin their deliberations later Friday morning.

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    Patrick Stallworth convicted in Kamille Cupcake McKinneys fatal kidnapping

    By Carol Robinson
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    After less than an hour of deliberations, a jury on Friday convicted the man accused in the deadly 2019 kidnapping of a Birmingham 3-year-old.

    Patrick Stallworth and his girlfriend planned all day and then carried out the deadly kidnapping of Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney three years ago, federal prosecutors said Friday.

    Why?

    It could have been for the 42-year-old Stallworths sexual gratification child pornography was found on his phone and video evidence showed him buying a male enhancement pill from a convenience store hours after the abduction, said Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittany Byrd in closing arguments.

    It also could have been because Stallworths girlfriend, 32-year-old Derick Irisha Brown, had lost custody of her six children and wanted another child.

    It doesnt matter, Bryd told jurors. All that matters is you have everything you need to get justice for Kamille McKinney. Find him guilty.

    Stallworths attorney, Derrick Collins, said in his closing arguments, however, that the U.S. government failed to prove Stallworth was responsible, or even involved in a conspiracy with Brown, to kidnap Kamille.

    Collins offered condolences to Kamilles family on behalf of himself, Stallworth and Stallworths family, but said his client did not do anything to harm the child.

    Mr. Stallworth has cried many times over this tragedy, Collins said in closing arguments to the jury, reiterating that is the defenses contention that Brown was solely responsible for the kidnapping and death.

    My client is a victimfor falling in love.

    Stallworth and Brown were both charged with - and Stallworth now convicted of - one count of kidnapping and one count of conspiracy to kidnap a minor victim. The jury further found that the minor victims death resulted from the kidnapping.

    A jury returned with a verdict after less than an hour of deliberations.

    Stallworth showed no emotion as the verdict was read.

    Browns trial is set for Nov. 14 in federal court in Tuscaloosa.

    A sentencing date has not yet been set. The U.S. Department of Justice previously ruled it will not seek the death penalty in the federal charges. Stallworth faces mandatory life without parole in his federal convictions.

    We expect the court will sentence him accordingly and Patrick Stallworth will never walk free again,' said Lloyd Peeples, chief of the U.S. Attorneys Criminal Division.

    Today, the jury held the defendant accountable for his actions in victimizing one of the most vulnerable victims in our community, a 3-year-old child. This office remains dedicated to prosecuting those criminals who prey on children, U.S. Attorney Prim F. Escalona said.

    Just as the search for the victim involved many of our local, state, and federal partners, the trial this week also would not have been successful without these agencies. I am grateful for their hard work and dedication, Escalona added.

    While todays verdict does not take away the pain for Kamilles family, or the void in their life that they can never fill, they at least know we are one step closer to justice being served on those responsible, FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Felix A. Rivera-Esparra said.

    Stallworth and Brown still are charged with capital murder in state court. No state trial dates have yet been set.

    Cupcake vanished from a birthday party at Tom Brown Village public housing community on Oct. 12, 2019. Her body was found at the landfill 10 days later.

    The jury began deliberating Friday after the trials start on Monday. Federal prosecutors introduced more than 100 pieces of evidence and 22 witnesses. Chief U.S. District Judge L. Scott Coogler presided over the trial.

    The prosecution contended that Stallworth and Brown had planned all day to kidnap a child. Earlier that Saturday, according to testimony, Stallworth was seen on video buying $18.91 in candy at a convenience store near Tom Brown Village.

    Then, a short time later, a 12-year-old girl said Stallworth stopped her as she was leaving cheerleading practice at Hayes K-8 and asked her if she wanted some candy. She ran away.

    Later, according to testimony, Stallworth and Brown were seen sitting in their Toyota Sequoia on a street and, when confronted by a resident, Brown asked where were all the children that used to play on the circle. That woman testified that Brown seemed overly interested in children.

    Testimony throughout the week showed Stallworth in the Toyota Sequoia throughout the day. His whereabouts that day were documented through area surveillance videos and phone location data.

    Stallworth initially denied knowing anything about Kamilles disappearance. He was interviewed five times by investigators and it was only during that final interview after the girls decomposing body was found that he admitted to seeing the girl at his apartment.

    He claimed Brown had taken the girl, saying she wanted to keep her, and he also said the Brown wanted him to sexually touch the girl. He told detectives that Brown put Cupcake to sleep by putting her hands over her nose and mouth.

    He claimed that he took a sleeping pill and when he awoke, the child was no longer in the apartment. Brown was beside him in the bed, he said, and they had sex.

    Testimony showed that Cupcakes body was discarded in a construction trash bin at an apartment complex next door to where Stallworth and Brown lived in Center Point.

    FBI Agent Cynthia Bobe said Derick Brown told them where to look for the girls body. Bobe testified that the trash bins were so tall that she went up to a second story at the complex and looked down on them. She did not see Cupcakes body.

    As investigators were looking at the bins, the company came to take them to the landfill. Those bins were kept separated from the general trash at the landfill, and thats when authorities went through them and found Cupcakes body.

    FBI Agent Stanley Ruffin testified that he found Cupcakes body, and said at first, he thought it was a doll.

    I saw what I thought was a doll just laying there, an emotional Ruffin testified. And I realized it wasnt doll.

    I had to close my eyes to think if I was really seeing what I was seeing, Ruffin said. I took a moment, thought about my own children.

    When I opened my eyes, I realized I was actually seeing a human body, he said. A little girl.

    Ruffin retired a short time later.

    Medical experts testified that Cupcake died by asphyxia. She had methamphetamine, Trazodone and Benadryl in her system.

    Dr. Daniel Dye, of the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiners Office said the meth and Trazodone contributed to the babys death. He said there was no visible sign of sexual trauma to Cupcake that they could find.

    Cupcakes DNA, however, was found on a plastic mattress cover in the couples apartment. DNA belonging to Stallworth and Brown were also found on the cover.

    In the prosecutions closing arguments, Milner said Stallworth accomplished what he and Brown set out to do that Saturday kidnap a child. But for his actions, she would still be alive, he said of Cupcake.

    The defense claimed that Stallworth never knew Cupcake had been abducted.

    Collins, in his closing arguments, said the couple went to Tom Brown Village for Brown to talk to her childrens father about their whereabouts while they were in DHR custody.

    Stallworth contends he got out of the car and walked around to avoid a run -in with the childrens father.

    Collins said it was during that time that Brown took Cupcake and gave her Trazodone, described as a knock-out drug. Cupcake immediately fell asleep in the back of the SUV, Collins said.

    My client never knew that child was in the car, Collins said.

    Following Fridays verdict, Peeples said, Several times during trial I couldnt help but turn around and look at the family and notice there was someone missing, a girl who would be 6 years old, in first grade, with a lot of dreams ahead of her. Shes gone.

    (Stallworth) took her and the jury found that the defendants actions resulted in her death,' he said. We cant do anything to bring he back to the family but hopefully today we brought them justice.

    Everyone on the trial team has children. When it was said during closings that this is every parents worst nightmare, that is absolutely true,' Peeples said. I literally think that many times during this, weve all talked about how there were nights, and we did hug our kids a little bit more.

    Peeples said the prosecution team spoke with Cupcakes family following the verdict.

    Seeing the expressions and relief on their faces, I wouldnt have to get a paycheck for anything that Ive done on this case,' he said. Thats the reward.

    Stallworths attorney also spoke after the verdict. We tried a good case. We went into it with a lot going against us,' Collins said.

    The government brought out the best. They had six people at the table against me alone. All of that played a part,' he said. At the beginning, no one wanted to represent Mr. Stallworth and I stepped up because I know he needed representation. We gave our best shot. We fell short but theres still appeals. Theres still a fight.

    Collins said of Stallworths reaction to the verdict, Hes not in the best of feelings right now but hes accepted it. Hes a man of God.

    Collins said he was denied co-counsel, experts for DNA and toxicology, and private investigators.

    We didnt have anything. They just left me and Stallworth to defend it up against the federal government,' he said. Its obvious there was a prejudice but thats something for the appellate court.

    The attorney also said he believes pretrial publicity played a role in the conviction.

    The media, it was a crucifixion from the beginning. When people heard about the sexual allegations, we couldnt respond. Even when we showedthere was no sexual abuse, people continue to say there was,' he said.

    The art of suggestion. Once it was suggested, we seem to not have been able to turn back from that.

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    Derick Irisha Brown minded her own business as boyfriend abducted Kamille Cupcake McKinney, lawyer says

    By Carol Robinson
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    When Kamille "Cupcake" McKinney was abducted in 2019 and taken to the apartment of Patrick Stallworth and his girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, she was somewhere she didnt belong and with the wrong people.

    The 3-year-old needed hope, Northern District of Alabama Assistant U.S. Attorney Brittany Byrd told a federal jury Monday, but instead all she had was Brown.

    Instead of hope, she had despair. Instead of help, she had hurt. Instead of rescue, she was taken from us forever, Byrd said.

    Nothing that happens this week is going to bring Cupcake back, but we can get justice for her.

    Byrds comments came during opening statements in the trial for Brown, 32, who is charged with kidnapping that resulted in death and one count of conspiracy to kidnap a minor victim.

    A federal jury in Birmingham last month took less than an hour to convict Brown's ex-boyfriend, Stallworth, of the same crimes.

    Stallworth, 42, and Brown are also charged with capital murder in state court. No state trial dates have yet been set.

    One of Browns attorneys, federal public defender Robin Robertson, told jurors that Stallworth alone committed a spontaneous, horrendous crime that resulted in the death of Cupcake.

    Brown, she said, did nothing but mind her own business the entire day leading up to the deadly abduction.

    This is a case about a terrible, unthinkable crime committed by Patrick Stallworth, not Derick Brown, Robertson told jurors.

    Derick Brown minded her own business, and for that you can only find her not guilty.

    Cupcake vanished on Oct. 12, 2019, while visiting with family at Tom Brown Village public housing community in Birminghams Avondale area.

    Her body was found at a Jefferson County landfill 10 days later.

    Federal prosecutors in Stallworths trial said he and Brown, his girlfriend, planned all day and then carried out the deadly kidnapping of Cupcake three years ago.

    The motive, they have previously said, could have been for Stallworths sexual gratification or because Brown had lost custody of her six children and wanted another child.

    Testimony and evidence in Browns trial, which is expected to be much the same as it was in Stallworths trial, is expected to show the couples movements all day that Saturday.

    That included a stop at a Shell service station near Tom Brown Village, where Stallworth was seen on video buying $18.91 in candy.

    Then, a short time later, a 12-year-old girl said Stallworth stopped her as she was leaving cheerleading practice at Hayes K-8 and asked her if she wanted some candy.

    She ran away.

    Later, Stallworth and Brown were seen sitting in their Toyota Sequoia and, when confronted by a resident, Brown asked where were all the children that used to play on the circle.

    That woman testified that Brown seemed overly interested in children.

    Video from Tom Brown Village that night showed Stallworth talking to two little girls Cupcake and her best friend/cousin Ava, also 3, before they walked off screen with him.

    Ava, according to prior testimony, would later say when asked where Cupcake went, Cupcake got in the car with that man. He took her to get candy at the store. I not want no candy.

    Since their 2018 arrests, Stallworth and Brown have blamed each other for the abduction and death of Cupcake.

    Stallworth claimed Brown had taken the girl, saying she wanted to keep her, and he also said the Brown wanted him to sexually touch the girl.

    He told detectives that Brown put Cupcake to sleep by putting her hands over her nose and mouth.

    Dr. Daniel Dye, of the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiners Office said the meth and Trazodone contributed to the babys death.

    Dye said there was no visible sign of sexual trauma to Cupcake that they could find.

    What exactly happened in that apartment? We dont know, prosecutor Byrd said. What we do know is that Browns DNA, Patrick Stallworths DNA and Cupcakes DNA were all found on a plastic sheet that was on top of a mattress inside that apartment.

    Brown, Byrd said, was interviewed by police multiple times between Oct. 13, 2019, and Oct. 21, 2019, and her story changed and evolved over time.

    The one that that remained consistent is that the person the defendant was concerned about was herself, not Cupcake, Byrd said.

    It was in Browns final interview that she told investigators where they could find Cupcakes body. She finally revealed information that she had hidden for the past nine days, the prosecutor said.

    Browns attorney painted a somewhat different picture, that of a passive Brown who followed Stallworth around all day paying no attention to what was going.

    Derick Brown did not have a plan. She woke up that day with the same problems as any other short on cash and looking for a new place to live, she said.

    The couple went to Stallworths place of employment to get his cell phone charger. Derick Brown stayed in the car, minding her own business, Robertson said.

    When Stallworth got back in the car, they needed gas and were short on cash, so they picked up some scrap copper from his mothers house and went to sell that $20.

    While Derick Brown sat in the car minding her own business, Robertson said.

    They put $6 gas in the SUV and then stopped at the Shell near Tom Brown Village where Brown used his EBT card to buy the $18.61 in candy.

    Patrick liked candy. He had a giant bag of it at home. He put $18 on his food stamp card. While Derick Brown sat in the car minding her own business.

    When Stallworth approached the girls outside Hayes K-8, Brown was minding her own business.

    Brown and Stallworth then went and sold Browns boat trailer to a pawn shop for $60.

    Afterward, they went to the Bridlewood community and parked in a cul-de-sac where Brown had previously lived in hopes of finding her old landlord to ask him about a place to live.

    It was there that Brown took methamphetamine, her attorney said, and later Trazodone to take the edge off.

    By the time they got to Tom Brown Village, Robertson said, Brown was dozing off.

    When they arrived, Patrick Stallworth got out of the car and left Derick Brown sitting in the passengers seat, oblivious to what business he had there, Robertson said. Patrick Stallworth sold drugs, and Derick Brown knew better than to ask questions.

    Stallworth, she said, lured Cupcake into the couples SUV and Brown didnt realize it until later when they stopped at a convenience store to get more gas and something to drink to wash away the taste of methamphetamine out of her mouth.

    Brown, she said, saw the child in the car but minded her own business.

    When they returned to (their apartment) Patrick Stallworth secreted the child away and left Derick Brown dozing in the car. Neighbors saw her for more than an hour in an out of it.

    When she finally came to, she went inside, made a sandwich, and went to bed, she said. She saw the child, but she minded her own business.

    The next morning, Robertson said, Stallworth was frantic after an Amber Alert had gone out looking for Cupcake, and for him.

    Derick Brown sat, minding her own business, as cell phone records show Patrick running around the apartment complexhiding his horrors, Robertson said.

    The defense also in opening statements alleged that the crime scene the couples apartment had been tainted after lawmen failed repeatedly to secure the unit.

    On several occasions during the search for Cupcake and the investigation, the apartment was left unsecure by investigators and rifled through by persons unknown. On several occasions during that time period, she said, someone stole a washer and dryer, a microwave and television.

    On Oct. 12, 2019, Patrick Stallworth committed a spontaneous, horrendous crime that resulted in the death of Kamille McKinney, Robertson said. On Oct. 12, 2019, Derick Brown minded her own business.

    In an unrelated case, Brown is also facing state charges in a 2018 incident in which authorities say she kidnapped three of her small children at gunpoint after she lost custody of them amid an abuse investigation.

    The incident happened July 13, 2018, and Brown was charged then with three counts of kidnapping, second-degree assault, attempting to elude and four counts of reckless endangerment. Her lawyer argued that she could not be charged with kidnapping because there was no court order mandating that she not have her children.

    The charges were dismissed, but a grand jury later indicted her.

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    Derick Irisha Brown convicted of Kamille Cupcake McKinneys kidnapping death

    By Carol Robinson
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    A federal jury has convicted Derick Irisha Brown in the 2019 deadly abduction of 3-year-old Kamille Cupcake McKinney.

    The jury deliberated for about one hour and 15 minutes before alerting court officials they had reached a verdict.

    Brown, 32, was convicted of kidnapping that resulted in death and one count of conspiracy to kidnap a minor victim. She faces a mandatory sentence of life in prison without the possibility of parole.

    A federal jury in Birmingham last month took less than an hour to convict Browns ex-boyfriend - 42-year-old Patrick Stallworth - of the same crimes. Stallworth and Brown still are charged with capital murder in state court.

    No state trial dates have yet been set.

    Prosecutors contended that Stallworth and Brown planned all day to kidnap a child and did so on Oct. 12, 2019, at Birminghams Tom Brown Village public housing community.

    The motive, they have previously said, could have been for Stallworths sexual gratification or because Brown had lost custody of her six children and wanted another child.

    Prior to Thursdays verdict, attorneys on both sides presented their closing arguments.

    Lloyd Peeples, chief of the U.S. Attorneys Criminal Division, said beyond a reasonable doubt that Brown committed kidnapping and conspiracy of kidnapping.

    This trial is about the defendant and her actions, Peeples said. She knows the plan. Shes not about to let that little girl get away.

    Peeples told jurors a story about watching the Veterans Day parade in Birmingham last week from the window of his downtown office.

    He said how saw a little boy that momentarily appeared lost and then someone reaching out a hand to help him.

    He told jurors to compare that hand to the hand that the medical examiner testified could have caused the fatal asphyxiation of Cupcake by putting it over the girls nose and mouth.

    Kamille McKinney didnt find a hand of safety, Peeples said. She didnt find a hand to help her. She certainly didnt find someone minding their own business.'

    She found her kidnappers. She found a hand that covered her nose and mouth, Peeples said. She found evil. She didnt find one monster, she found two.

    It is now time for you to find justice, and to find that defendant guilty, he said.

    Following the verdict, Peeples said he was thankful the jury stood up for justice, and for Cupcake.

    Next week is Thanksgiving. Its been three years since Cupcake McKinney was taken,' he said. Next week will be the fourth Thanksgiving that her family will be without that little girl.

    There will be an empty chair at that Thanksgiving table,' Peeples said. An empty spot on the playground where that little girl should be playing with her friends and cousins.

    In addition to Peeples, Assistant U.S. Attorneys Blake Milner and Brittany Byrd prosecuted Brown. Brown was represented by federal public defenders Kevin Butler, Robin Robertson and Tobie Smith.

    Chief U.S. District Court Judge L. Scott Coogler presided over both trials. While Stallworths trial was held in Birmingham, Browns attorneys successfully sought to have her trial moved to Tuscaloosa because of pretrial publicity.

    Kamille McKinneys loss is felt not only by her family, but also by our entire community, said Northern District of Alabama U.S. Attorney Prim Escalona. While these prosecutions cannot bring her back, Stallworth and Brown will never be able to threaten or harm another child.

    While I applaud todays verdict, the only proper outcome in this matter would be to have Kamille returned to her family said FBI Acting Special Agent in Charge Felix Rivera-Esparra. Browns heinous actions cut short a precious life that can never be replaced.

    Testimony and evidence in both trials showed the couples movements all day that Saturday, which included a stop at a Shell service station near Tom Brown Village where Stallworth was seen on video buying $18.91 in candy.

    Then, a short time later, a 12-year-old girl said Stallworth stopped her as she was leaving cheerleading practice at Hayes K-8 and asked her if she wanted some candy. She ran away.

    Later, Stallworth and Brown were seen sitting in their Toyota Sequoia on a street and, when confronted by a resident, Brown asked where were all the children that used to play on the circle. That woman testified that Brown seemed overly interested in children.

    Video from Tom Brown Village that night showed Stallworth talking to two little girls Cupcake and her best friend/cousin Ava, also 3, before they walked off screen with him.

    Ava, according to testimony, would later say when asked where Cupcake went, Cupcake got in the car with that man. He took her to get candy at the store. I not want no candy.

    Since their 2019 arrests, Stallworth and Brown have blamed each other for the abduction and death of Cupcake.

    Stallworth claimed Brown had taken the girl, saying she wanted to keep her, and he also said the Brown wanted him to sexually touch the girl. He told detectives that Brown put Cupcake to sleep by putting her hands over her nose and mouth.

    Medical experts have previously testified that Cupcake died by asphyxia. She had methamphetamine, Trazodone and Benadryl in her system.

    Dr. Daniel Dye, of the Jefferson County Coroner/Medical Examiners Office said the meth and Trazodone contributed to the babys death.

    In closing arguments, Milner told jurors the evidence showed that Brown entered into an evil plan with Stallworth to kidnap a child.

    When that plan became real, she should have developed a conscience, he said.

    When Stallworth brought that 3-year-old baby girl to the car, she should have rolled the window down and yelled. When they traveled to the Jet Pep gas station, instead of putting money down for gas, she should have grabbed that phone and called 911. When she was alone in that car, she should have taken that babys hand and gotten her to safety.

    When this defendant was left alone with Cupcake, with Patrick Stallworth at the Chevron gas station for at least 15 minutes, she should have rescued that girl. She did not, he said. Because of this defendant, shes gone.

    It is time for someone to answer for that. It is time for this defendant to be held accountable under the law for her actions, Milner said. It is time for justice for Cupcake, to give that baby rest.

    Prosecutors presented more than 100 pieces of evidence and more than 20 witnesses during the three-day trial.

    We will never the exact horrors of what happened inside that apartment. But we know the defendant does, Milner said. We also know the defendant knows exactly what happened to her body. This defendant stripped this little girl of all her humanity. She removed her clothestook her to that construction dumpster and dumped her in it.

    Butler, one of Browns attorneys, starting his closing arguments by showing a picture of Stallworth, and calling him an absolute monster.

    On Oct. 12, 2019, he kidnapped and ultimately killed Kamille Cupcake McKinney, Butler said.

    Butler said Stallworth went to Tom Brown Village to deal drugs, and just happened upon the birthday party. It was unexpected, he said, and therefore couldnt have been part of a plan.

    Hes taking advantage of an opportunity, Butler said. You cant plan a spontaneous event.

    Butler contended there was no plan, no conspiracy. She had no idea what was going on, he said of Brown.

    Again, Butler went through the couples actions that day, that included going to Stallworths workplace to pick up a cell phone charger and going to a recycling business to make money from scrap metal.

    Patrick Stallworth controlled everything they did that day, Butler said.

    He said what happened when the couple returned to their apartment was horrific.

    Stallworth, he said, took Cupcake into the apartment. Brown, he said, sat in the car for two hours, to which two witnesses testified. Miss Brown doesnt want anything to do with what that monster is doing in there.

    At this stage, I think everybody sitting here should be angry, infuriated, and heartbroken about her lack of action. She didnt intervene to help this child, Butler said. That is not the reason youre here though.

    She can not be found guilty of kidnapping because she sat in the car and did nothing, he said. That is not the legal reason youre here.

    You may loathe her for that. You cannot find her guilty simply because of that, Butler said.

    He urged jurors to put aside their anger, which he said was understandable, and determine whether Brown and that monster entered into some type of agreement to kidnap a child. He contended that it did not.

    What did happen? She minded her own business, he said. Patrick killed Cupcake.

    Every one of you should be angry at Miss Brown for not intervening. Its understandable. Its normal, Butler said. She will have to live with the fact that she did not do anything for this child for the rest of her life. But that is not what you are here to decide.

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    Sentencing date set for man, woman convicted in kidnapping and death of Cupcake McKinney

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    BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - The man and woman convicted in the deadly kidnapping of Kamille Cupcake McKinney will be sentenced in federal court on February 23, according to court records.

    In November, a federal jury found Derick Brown guilty of kidnapping and conspiracy to kidnap a minor.

    Browns co-defendant Patrick Stallworth was convicted on the same counts in October.

    In both cases, the jury found McKinneys kidnapping resulted in her death, which is an automatic life sentence without the possibility of parole.

    Stallworth and Brown will now stand trial for capital murder in state court. Prosecutors are seeking the death penalty.

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    I’m guessing that if one or both gets the death penalty it will be another John Hanson situation where the death row inmate is in a federal prison instead of state
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