Three suspects are now in police custody and charged with capital murder in Mississippi for allegedly kidnapping, raping, and killing 18-year-old Amya Carey.
Jackson Police Deputy Chief Deric Hearn reported the arrests of Cedric Banks, 37, Dewitt Anderson, 34, and Kaymia Blackmon, 19, along with the crime details during a press briefing.
According to WLBT, Carey’s family informed detectives that Carey picked up her friend Blackmon who was with Anderson, on February 15. That same day, police found Carey’s body near Clay Street after receiving a call about a deceased female with multiple gunshot wounds.
A coroner identified Carey’s body about a month later (March 24).
Hearn said that Blackmon and Anderson gave details about what happened the night of the murder after being called for questioning.
Hearn recalled that after Amaya picked up Blackmon and Anderson, they, along with Anderson’s brother, Banks, drove to different locations, and then they all tried to have sex with Carey. When Carey refused, she got into a fight with Blackmon, resulting in Anderson picking up a gun and shooting her. The suspects then put a wounded Carey inside the car, and while they drove off, one of the suspects raped her. They discarded her body near Clay street after Banks shot her two more times.
While the suspects’ court dates remain unknown, they were all denied bond.
Many of the teen’s family members and friends went to social media to express their sadness and disbelief. Some expressed their gratitude for the three being taken into custody.
I hate not hearing you call me and ask to see the kids 😞 . You sayin “MA GUESS WAT” 😞 or me coming to see you at the…
“Thank God they got them who kill my baby, my four child (aka my Lil cuz Amya Carey). This hurt so bad how they took her away [from] us,” Shelia Bracey Mayes posted on Facebook.
Thank god they got them who kill my baby my 4 child ( aka my lil cuz Amya Carey ) this hurt so bad how they took her away for us 😢💔🙏🏾
Carey leaves behind a young son named Jayden.
More details are to come.