FORT WAYNE, Ind. (AP) — Prosecutors in Indiana have charged a baby sitter with murder and two other felonies in the bludgeoning and dismemberment of a 9-year-old girl just days before Christmas.
Thirty-nine-year-old Michael Plumadore was charged in Fort Wayne with murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a dead body from the scene in the Dec. 22 killing of Aliahna Lemmon.
Plumadore is jailed without bond and did not attend the hearing.
Authorities say Plumadore told police he hit Aliahna repeatedly in the head with a brick. He had been looking after Aliahna and her two sisters because their mother was sick.
Police say Plumadore told them he used a hack saw to dismember Aliahna. He hid her head, feet and hands at the trailer where he lived and dumped her other remains nearby.