Mother Kristy Siple Charged in Death of ‘Perfect’ 5-Year-Old Daughter Kamarie Holland
In a tearful interview earlier this month, Kristy Siple mourned the passing of her 5-year-old daughter, Kamarie, who was found dead in an abandoned home just hours ago there. Siple, 35, called her daughter a “blessing” and told interviewers that she “lives for her every day.”
“She’s just the sweetest girl in the world,” she told the local news station WTVM. “You can’t harm that little girl because she’s so innocent, she’s so smart… She’s perfect.”
Two weeks later, Siple was sentenced to death and accused of sexually abusing his “perfect” young daughter.
During a news conference Tuesday, Sheriff Heath Taylor of Russell County, Alabama, told reporters that Siple had been charged with murder in the process of kidnapping, sodomy, and rape in the death of his daughter. sister, who disappeared from Siple’s home on December 13. (Siple has yet to provide a defense or secure an attorney.)
Siple had previously told investigators she picked up the girl from her father’s house that Sunday, only to find her missing and the front door open the next morning. In her interview with WTVM, she insisted she had nothing to do with the disappearance, telling reporters: “I never will, she’s my life.”
“My family and I will continue to grapple with the pain of losing our angel Kamarie.”
– Corey Holland
But in a statement Tuesday night, the child’s father, Corey Holland, said otherwise.
“The pain Kristy has caused by taking Kamarie out of our lives will never end,” he said in a statement shared with The Daily Beast. “Kristy is a monster. My family and I will continue to grapple with the pain of losing our angel Kamarie.”
Police had previously charged another suspect, Jeremy Williams, with murder in the case. Williams said that Williams remained in the Russell County jail on Wednesday without bond, and the district attorney’s office expects additional charges to be filed against him soon. (William’s attorney did not respond to a request for comment.)
Williams was arrested on December 15, after police found the child’s body in an abandoned home at one of his previous addresses. At the time, Taylor said the child had been kidnapped and sexually abused. He added that Williams and Siple knew each other before, but could not provide further details because of a gag order issued by the judge in the case.
Williams had previously been charged with child abuse in 2009, for allegedly dipping the body of a three-year-old boy in a pot of boiling water, but was acquitted three years later, according to the local news site. CBS42. (Williams argued at the time that the boy had pulled the water over himself.)
Williams was also charged with child abuse in Columbus, Georgia, and is a suspect in the death of a 1-year-old in Alaska, Taylor said in an earlier press conference. He has never been charged in the Alaska case, and the handling of the Columbus case is unknown.
Siple is currently facing charges of chemically endangering a child in a 2018 case in which prosecutors accused her of exposing her unborn child to marijuana while pregnant. She will appear in court early next year.
Family members told The Daily Beast that the child mainly lives with her father, but would not comment on why she was staying with her mother on the day she went missing, citing the gag order. in the case.
Adrienne Davis, one of Holland’s cousins, said the girl’s younger brother, who also lives with his father, has yet to fully process her death.
“Now he would run around and play for a while and then he would start looking for her,” she said. “I think that was the hardest thing, just not being able to explain to him that she wasn’t coming back.”
Holland’s sister, Tamrah, says she wants to see anyone involved in Kamarie’s murder punished to the full extent of the law.
As for the girl’s mother, she added: “If she knows anything about Kamarie’s injury, or she has anything to do with Kamarie’s injury, that’s great, I’m glad she did. was arrested.”