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An Alabama man has been convicted for the 2019 kidnapping of Kamille “Cupcake" McKinney, which ultimately led to her murder.

According to a release from the U.S. Attorney’s Office in Birmingham, Patrick Devone Stallworth, 42, was convicted on two kidnapping counts and faces a life sentence in prison for the abduction.

Stallworth also faces state capital murder charges in McKinney’s death.

Prosecutors say Stallworth and his girlfriend had planned to kidnap a child on the day the girl disappeared. The girlfriend, Derick Irisha Brown, has pleaded not guilty in the case and is awaiting a November federal trial. She faces the same state and federal charges as Stallworth. No dates have been set in the state case.

McKinney was abducted from a public housing project on Oct. 12, 2019, and her body was found in a garbage dump 10 days after her abduction.

An autopsy revealed McKinney died from suffocation. She also had methamphetamine, sleeping pills and other drugs in her system at the time of death.

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