The boyfriend of Mariah Woods’ mom was charged with first-degree homicide on Wednesday because it was revealed that the Three-year-old woman died from chloroform poisoning.
Mariah’s physique was present in a distant a part of Pender County in North Carolina on Dec. 2, and suspect Earl Kimrey was arrested on the time and slapped with a number of prices, together with obstruction of justice.
An post-mortem and extra testing discovered that her explanation for loss of life was “chloroform toxicity,” the Onslow County Sheriff’s Workplace mentioned.
“The loss of life of a kid is at all times a sobering reminder of how fragile life is,” Sheriff Hans Miller mentioned in an announcement. “When the group is so deeply affected by such a horrific crime it’s typically tough to not permit our feelings to affect the choices that we make. Nonetheless, the easiest way to honor Mariah is to make sure a good and thorough investigation, which is able to result in a profitable prosecution.”
Mariah was reported lacking from her Jacksonville, N.C., dwelling on the morning of Nov. 27. Kimrey advised investigators that that Mariah had gotten up after her mom was asleep, however mentioned she was despatched again to mattress.
Kimrey mentioned that he left the house for a brief time frame and left the door to the residence unlocked.
It had beforehand been revealed that the 32-year-old Kimrey had sexually abused Mariah and her two brothers, in response to courtroom paperwork obtained by the Jacksonville Every day Information.
He appeared in courtroom in Onslow County on Wednesday to face first-degree homicide and felony baby abuse prices.
Kristy Woods, Mariah’s mom, continues to cooperate with authorities, in response to the sheriff’s workplace. The investigation into Mariah’s loss of life is ongoing.
Anybody with data ought to contact the Onslow County Sheriff’s Workplace at (910) 455-3113.