Aniah Blanchard

Mother of Aniah Blanchard Pushing Change to State Bond Laws

A mother is advocating for change to prevent another violent crime. Aniah Blanchard’s mother Angela Harris joined state representatives Wednesday to introduce a proposed amendment that would deny bail to those considered a threat to society. “This is my fight; my fight for Aniah and fight for everybody that nothing like this happens to anybody else again,” Harris said.  “This…

Blanchard Case Inspires Bill to Keep Violent Suspects Behind Bars

After the disappearance and death of Aniah Blanchard, an Alabama senator wants to make sure a case like hers never happens again. Ibraheem Yazeed, the man accused of kidnapping and killing Blanchard in late 2019 was out on bond for several class A felonies at the time. Senator Cam Ward, R-Alabaster, wants to change the state bond system to keep…

Kidnapping Charges Dropped Against One Suspect in Aniah Blanchard Case

Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes said they have requested Antwon ‘Squirmy’ Fisher’s charge of Kidnapping First Degree be dismissed. DA Hughes told us following Fisher’s arrest, it was determined that his conduct did not rise to the level of accomplice liability originally charged and  is required under Alabama law. DA Hughes said no action taken by Fisher in connection…

Ibraheem Yazeed’s Bond Revoked In Prior Kidnapping, Attempted Murder Case

Yazeed currently faces capital charges in Aniah Blanchard's kidnapping and murder.

Ibraheem Yazeed, the prime-suspect in 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard’s kidnapping and murder, was back in a Montgomery County courtroom Thursday, but for charges unrelated to Blanchard’s death. Circuit Judge J.R. Gaines ruled to revoke Yazeed’s bond in a prior kidnapping and attempted murder case. Yazeed was arrested in March -roughly 7 months before Aniah Blanchard’s disappearance – on charges including first-degree…

Capital Murder Charges Filed in Aniah Blanchard Case, D.A. Will Seek Death Penalty

At a news conference Monday afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Aniah Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to capital murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case, Yazeed was the one person responsible for the abduction and death…

Update: Officials Confirm Aniah Blanchard Was Shot to Death

Investigators in Lee County have issued an update on the Aniah Blanchard case. At a news conference this afternoon, Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes revealed that Blanchard died of a gunshot wound. Hughes says charges against Ibraheem Yazeed of Montgomery will be upgraded from kidnapping to murder. He says even though two other suspects face charges in the case,…

Human Remains Identified as Those of Aniah Blanchard

  The Alabama Department of Forensic Sciences has now positively identified the remains found this week in Macon County as those of Aniah Blanchard.  She had been missing since last month. More than 100 first responders had been combing a wooded area in the 38,000 block of Macon County Road 2 in Shorter since Monday. There, they had found the…

Man May Have Helped Blanchard Suspect Flee to Florida

Authorities say a third man charged in the disappearance of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard is believed to have helped the initial suspect flee the area. Police wrote in an arrest warrant that David Johnson, Jr. is believed to have driven Ibraheem Yazeed from Alabama to Florida, where Yazeed was caught and charged in Blanchard’s disappearance. There are three people charged in…

Update: Investigators Remain in Macon County Where Aniah Blanchard’s Body May Have Been Found

Alabama News Network remains on the scene in Macon County, where members of several law enforcement agencies are combing a large area where they found human remains yesterday. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Additional law enforcement members are expected to arrive throughout the day…

Update: Investigators on Scene in Macon County in Aniah Blanchard Case

Members of several law enforcement agencies were still on the scene in Macon County tonight where human remains have been found. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes has said there’s good reason to believe the remains are those of missing 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard. Blanchard was last seen on video at the Chevron gas station along South College Street in Auburn…