Authorities claimed a 5-year-old Georgia girl was brutally murdered after her mother took money from a man to have sex with a young child.
Kelly Sipple, 35, was arrested on charges of manslaughter and human trafficking for the death of daughter Kamari Holland – weeks after Sipple denied involvement and called the child “my life” during a tearful TV interview.
Prosecutors say 37-year-old Jeremy Williams paid Sipals to have sex with and strangle his daughter before she was found, WRBL-TV reported Friday, citing court records.
Sippel reported the child missing on December 13, saying she awoke and found the front door at her home in Columbus, Ga., open. The child was found dead later that day in Fenix City, Ala., in an empty home where Williams once lived.
Williams and Sipple had a relationship, police told WRBL before a court order was issued on the matter. The report said a person who has previously been accused of child abuse could face further charges.
Two days after Kamari’s murder, Sipple donated the girl’s toys to WTVM-TV for the station’s annual toy drive. She said the child would like her toys to be donated “because she was a very helpful child.”
“I’m a mother—I had nothing to do with it,” she said. “She was my life. I lived for her. She was my only girl. I have three boys and that.”
Karmari’s father, Corey Holland, issued a statement to the WRBL following Sipple’s arrest.
“He’s a monster,” said dad Corey Holland’s statement. “A real mother protects her children and dies… Me and my family will continue to grapple with the loss of losing our angel Kami. We ask you to continue to share your news about her and that justice Keep what he deserves.”
Columbus Assistant Police Chief Joyce Dent-Fitzpatrick said the case struck a nerve for local law enforcement.
“The only thing I have to say, please monitor where your kids are and who they are around,” Dent-Fitzpatrick told the station.
post with wires