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Man Charged with Kidnapping, Murder of 19-Year-Old Aniah Blanchard Charged with Biting Correction Officer

The man charged with the kidnapping and murder of 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard, Ibraheem Yazeed. Yazeed is charged with kicking a Lee County correctional officer and biting another. The officer bitten was injured. According to a police affidavit, on March 23, Lee County Sheriff’s Department Corrections Officers Carl Key, Christopher Carroll and Steven Barner were attempting to get  Yazeed into his…

Suspect in Murder of Aniah Blanchard Has His Preliminary Hearing Delayed

Ibraheem Yazeed, the prime suspect in 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard’s kidnapping and murder, has had his preliminary hearing delayed. Yazeed is now due in court on June 3.  That’s because the coronavirus outbreak has delayed court cases. His hearing had originally been scheduled for March, then had been moved to April. He is being held in the Lee County Jail without…

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…

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,…

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: Three People Now Facing Charges in Aniah Blanchard Case

Here is an update on where the Aniah Blanchard case stands as of this afternoon. There have been many new developments. Human remains have been found near Macon County Road 2 in the Shorter area. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes says there’s “good reason” to believe the remains are those of Aniah Blanchard, the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight fighter…

BREAKING: Remains Found in Macon County; Possibly of Aniah Blanchard

    BREAKING: Alabama News Network has confirmed that human remains have been found in Macon County. Those remains could possibly be those of Aniah Blanchard. The remains were found off Exit 22 of Interstate 85, near Shorter, off Macon County Road 2. Lee County District Attorney Brandon Hughes told WRBL-TV in Columbus, Georgia, that “I can confirm that human…

Alabama News Network, Other Media Companies Ask that Gag Order Be Lifted in Yazeed Case

Several media outlets statewide, including Alabama News Network, have filed a motion to have the gag order lifted in the case against Ibraheem Yazeed. He is the man accused of kidnapping Aniah Blanchard. That gag order prevents lawyers, witnesses or people who might be called as witnesses from talking to the media. Blanchard disappeared in Auburn on October 23. Her…

Judge Denies Bond for Suspect Charged with Kidnapping Aniah Blanchard

A Lee County judge has denied bond to a suspect in the disappearance of 19-year-old Southern Union Community College student, Aniah Blanchard. Court records filed Tuesday show that Lee County District Judge Russell K. Bush denied bond to 29-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed, who’s charged with first-degree kidnapping. Blanchard was reported missing on October 24. She was last seen at a convenience…