BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WBRC) - 39-year-old Patrick Stallworth and 29-year-old Derick Brown are both in police custody Thursday night at the Jefferson County Jail after being charged with capital murder for the death of 3-year-old Kamille McKinney.
You can see video of Stallworth being taken in for booking at the Jefferson County Jail above.
The family of Patrick Stallworth released the following statement on Thursday:
We are deeply saddened by the death of little Kamille McKinney. We offer our heartfelt prayers and sympathy to her family, but we know this is not enough. This precious child should have had a chance to enjoy life and pursue her dreams.
We can’t find enough words to express our grief, and we are distraught by the fact that a member of the Stallworth family is charged with this heinous act. Patrick Stallworth’s fate will be determined by a system of laws – a system that we revere and respect.
Patrick was reared in a family with strong values. The actions he is alleged to have done in no way reflect who we are as a family. We ask that our family not be judged by the actions of one individual. We abhor senseless violence, and even more so, we condemn acts of violence against defenseless children.
We will continue to pray for the McKinney family. For us this too is a tragedy.