KSP get DNA from Michaela Briede's former boyfriend Joshua - WSFA.com Montgomery Alabama news.

KSP get DNA from murdered Ft. Mitchell teen's fmr. boyfriend

Michaela C. Briede & Joshua Darlington - Darlington photo from KSP Michaela C. Briede & Joshua Darlington - Darlington photo from KSP

The boyfriend of a Ft. Mitchell teen who was killed back in May has submitted his DNA for inspection by state police.

Michaela C. Briede was found dead in an apartment on West Chelsea Circle, off Buttermilk Pike. She shared the apartment with her boyfriend, Joshua Darlington.

According to CrimeStoppers, Darlington told police the night of Briede's murder that he awoke to find two strange men in the couple's bedroom. 

Darlington told police the men demanded money and drugs before leaving.

Darlington survived the encounter without injury but was not able to identify the persons responsible for shooting Briede.

"My daughter is dead and he doesn't think enough of her to step up and tell what happened," said Candy Briede, Michaela's mother.

Candy Briede still says every day is a struggle since her daughter was tragically killed last month.

Police describe the night of the murder as 'not a random act'. Darlington claims he didn't get a good look at the suspects, but Candy thinks otherwise.

"He knows what happened and someone had revenge, and why isn't he telling what happened?"

Fort Mitchell Police issued two search warrants for Darlington, one for his cell phone records, another because they want to compare his DNA with DNA found on shell casings.

"There are multiple people that at least have knowledge of the crime, not necessarily responsible for participating in the crime but that they know something," said Commonwealth Attorney Rob Sanders.

Sanders says despite gathering more evidence from Darlington on Friday, he's not considered a suspect at this point.

According to the arrest warrant, besides submitting a DNA test, Darlington isn't cooperating with law enforcement.

"The investigation has frustratingly and unfortunately not produced enough evidence against any individual," Sanders explained.

Candy says she warned her daughter about some red flags in Darlington.

"I just feel like sometimes he sucked that life out of her," said Briede.

Candy says she's proud of all her daughter accomplished as an honors student at Grant County High School and attending Thomas More College, and she hopes to find answers sooner than later.

"Michaela was rock solid. She was a star, and she had so much to live for."

The DNA test results were taken to the Kentucky State Police crime lab for processing. It's not yet known how long the results will take.

Anyone with information should call Crimestoppers at 513-352-3040.

Copyright 2013 WXIX. All rights reserved.

  • NewsMore>>

  • Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Exit polls suggest Irish voters have repealed abortion ban

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:32 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:32:46 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:25 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:25:32 GMT
    (Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...(Clodagh Kilcoyne/PA via AP). Presiding officer Carmel McBride looks on as a woman casts her vote in the referendum on the 8th Amendment of the Irish Constitution, on Thursday May 24, 2018, a day early for the people that live off the coast of Donegal ...

    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

    More >>

    Voters throughout Ireland have begun casting votes in a referendum that may lead to a loosening of the country's strict ban on most abortions.

    More >>
  • Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

    Trump balks at North Korea's rhetoric but it has used worse

    Friday, May 25 2018 2:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 06:22:51 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:37 GMT
    A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)A federal judge in New York says President Donald Trump cannot block his critics on Twitter without violating the First Amendment. (Source: CNN)

    North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit.

    More >>

    North Korea language was milder than its typical inflammatory, harsh rhetoric but enough for Trump to kill summit.

    More >>
  • Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Handcuffed Weinstein faces rape charge in #MeToo reckoning

    Friday, May 25 2018 12:22 AM EDT2018-05-25 04:22:30 GMT
    Friday, May 25 2018 10:24 PM EDT2018-05-26 02:24:02 GMT
    (Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...(Photo by Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP, File). FILE - In this Jan. 8, 2017, file photo, Harvey Weinstein arrives at The Weinstein Company and Netflix Golden Globes afterparty in Beverly Hills, Calif. Law enforcement officials say Weinstein is expected to...

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    More >>

    Harvey Weinstein is expected to turn himself in to police in New York City early Friday following a seven-month investigation into sexual assault allegations.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly