3 charged with capital murder in 6-year-old's death
By Drive-by shooting kills Ala. child
Wetumpka, Al – Three men have been charged with capital
murder in the death of a 6-year-old girl who was killed by gunfire
as she slept at her home in rural Elmore County.
The child, Kenyatta Kendrick, was killed when shots were fired
into her house at Eclectic early Tuesday.
Elmore County Sheriff Bill Franklin said the charges were filed
Wednesday against 18-year-old Aaron McDowell and 17-year-old
Bernard Nix, both of Alexander City, and 25-year-old Stalandus
Slaughter of Eclectic. The charges carry a possible death sentence
The three suspects, being held without bond, are also charged
with assault in the shooting of Kenyatta's uncle, 19-year-old
Darren Kendrick. He was sleeping in a chair near Kenyatta and was
hit in the hip and ankle.
Chief Deputy Ricky Lowery said he did not know if the suspects
had hired attorneys.