Derick Brown Biography — Wiki
Derick Brown and Patrick Stallworth are an Alabama couple who are federally charged with the kidnapping and murder of three-year-old Kamille McKinney and have been hit with state charges in the child’s death. They were on Tuesday both indicted on state charges of capital murder during a kidnapping and capital murder of a child under age 14.
They face the death penalty if convicted in the case of Kamille ‘Cupcake’ McKinney, who was abducted during a birthday party in October 2019, and whose disappearance sparked a 10-day manhunt that captivated the state.
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Derick Brown Age
Derick Brown is 30 years old.
Derick Brown and Patrick Stallworth charged with Kamille McKinney’s murder
The little girl was found dead in a dumpster with high levels of meth and sedatives in her systems. Investigators say they suspected Derick Brown and Patrick Stallworth within 24 hours of McKinney’s abduction.
In December 2019, a two-and-a-half-hour testimony from homicide Detective Jonathan Ross detailed the pair’s actions leading up to McKinney’s death.
Ross testified that Stallworth purchased $81.91 worth of candy at a Shell gas station near Tom Brown Village, where McKinney lived, and surveillance footage showed him attempting to give it away to children. Phone records placed Stallworth near Tom Brown Village at the time of the little girl’s abduction.
Minutes after buying the candy, two preteen girls were leaving cheerleading practice at Hayes K-8 school when the couple approached them in a blue SUV, Ross said. One of the girls, aged 11, said Stallworth told her: ‘I’m looking for a girl that looks like you,’ and offered them candy.
Ross said a 10-year-old boy told him that McKinney got into the car with the couple and that she was crying. Testimony also showed Stallworth purchasing an energy drink and an erectile dysfunction pill at a convenience store near his home on the night of the abduction.
After hearing the young girls’ story of being offered candy, detectives began to visit businesses around Tom Brown Village in hope of finding additional security footage. The Shell station provided footage of the blue Toyota Sequoia that belonged to Stallworth and photos of Stallworth entering the store around noon.
Update: What we know so far about Derick Brown and Patrick Stallworth
The suspects were arrested two days after the child went missing, on unrelated charges. Stallworth was charged with seven counts of possession of child pornography after investigators found multiple photos on his phone – none of which were McKinney.
Brown was charged with violating probation conditions from a previous kidnapping case involving her own children.
Both Brown and Stallworth blame each other.
Ross said that Brown told police she saw Stallworth forcing the child to perform oral sex on him at their Center Point apartment. She claimed she went to sleep and when she woke the next morning and asked about where the child was, he told her she was high.
Ross said Brown said she later saw Stallworth leave the apartment with a trash bag. Brown gave investigators hints about where McKinney’s remains were located, leading authorities to discover her body in a dumpster.
On October 22, 2019, McKinney’s remains were found, and the pair were charged with murder on October 24, 2019.
Ross said Stallworth admitted to seeing McKinney for the first time on the night of her abduction. Stallworth claimed he walked into the couple’s apartment to find Brown sitting with McKinney on the couch. He reportedly told Brown: ‘That’s not your child.’
Brown said she wanted to ‘keep’ the young child, Stallworth claimed.
Brown then suggested that Stallworth ‘do something sexual to the child’ before he refused and went outside to smoke a cigarette, Ross said.
The child’s cause of death was asphyxiation by suffocation. The toddler had toxic levels of methamphetamine and the anti-depressant Trazodone in her body.
Stallworth had a prescription for Trazodone but he claimed Brown was stealing his pills and taking them with meth.
On Tuesday afternoon Jefferson County Judge Clyde Jones set a March 31 date for a pre-trial hearing.