Mother charged with murder, human trafficking after 5-year-old Kamarie Holland was found dead in Alabama

Crime

PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) — The mother of a slain five-year-old from Columbus has been charged in connection with her daughter’s death, according to Russell County Jail intake records.

Kristy Siple, also known as Kristy Hoskins, was arrested Tuesday and charged in the death of Kamarie Holland, her 5-year-old daughter who was found dead in a house in Phenix City a couple of weeks ago. During a court appearance Wednesday, Siple was charged with human trafficking and a number of murder charges, including murder during the course of kidnapping, murder during the course of sodomy, and murder during the course of rape. A judge denied bond in her case.

Kristy Siple, who also goes by Kristy Hoskins, was arrested for felony murder on Tuesday, Dec. 28. News 3 has learned the Columbus, Georgia woman is charged with three counts of Felony Murder in the Kidnapping, Sodomy, and Rape of Holland. Siple is also charged with Human Trafficking first degree. 

The additional charges came out Wednesday morning during Siple’s initial court hearing in front of Russell County District Court Judge Walter Gray. The Judge set a no bond in the case. 

Jeremy Williams, 33, was arrested two weeks ago and charged with capital murder in Holland’s death. Williams faces the death penalty if convicted.

Circuit Court Judge David Johnson issued a gag order in Williams’ case because of the initial media coverage. Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor’s agency is leading the investigation.

The sheriff is limited in what he can say about the case due to the court’s gag order that applies to law enforcement, attorneys and potential witnesses in the case.

Siple reported her daughter missing to Columbus Police on the morning of Dec. 13. The little girl’s body was found later that day in a vacant home on 15th Avenue in Phenix City. Williams had once lived in that house, which is next to West End Cemetery.

In a news conference before the gag order was issued, Taylor said the mother and Williams had a prior relationship, but he did not describe the nature of that relationship. Taylor also said the girl had been sexually assaulted, but Williams was not initially charged with a sex crime.

Sheriff Taylor will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Dec. 29 with more updates in the case.

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