Alabama Mother Sold Daughter to Rapist for $2,500; Rapist Kills Girl, Receives Death Sentence

Kamarie Holland, 5, was murdered in late 2021

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Kamarie Holland, left, Kristy Siple, center, and Jeremy Williams

Content warning: This article contains disturbing descriptions of child sex abuse. 

A man was convicted of raping and murdering a 5-year-old girl, a month after the girl’s mother pleaded guilty to selling her daughter to the man.

An Alabama jury found Jeremy Williams guilty on four counts of capital murder on April 12 for the December 2021 murder of Kamarie Holland, the Russell County District Attorney announced. WRBL, the Ledger-Examiner and WTVM reported that Williams was subsequently sentenced to death on Monday, April 15.

Prosecutors say Williams paid Kamarie’s mother, Kristy Siple, $2,500 to perform sexual acts with the girl before torturing and killing her.

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Williams was charged with capital murder of a child under 14, capital murder during the course of sodomy first, capital murder during the course of kidnapping first, and capital murder during the course of rape, according to prosecutors. He previously pleaded guilty to human trafficking, the D.A.’s office says.

In March, Siple pleaded guilty to sex trafficking, WTVM reported. She has not yet been sentenced.

Kamarie was reported missing by her mother in Georgia on Dec. 13, 2021, PEOPLE previously reported. Her body was found in a vacant home in Phenix City, Ala.

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The Ledger-Examiner reported that jurors were shown videos that Williams took of the abuse.

Kamarie’s father, Corey Holland, spoke in court following the verdict, the outlet reported.

“His life compares nothing to Kamarie’s,” he reportedly said of Williams.

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