Prosecutors will seek death penalty for 11-year-old girl’s murder in DeKalb County

Prosecutors will seek death penalty for 11-year-old girl’s murder in DeKalb County

DEKALB COUNTY, AL (WAFF) - There’s been a new development in the case of a DeKalb County man accused of abducting and killing an 11-year-old girl.

Christopher Madison
Christopher Madison (Source: DeKalb County Sheriff's Office)

Prosecutors say they will seek the death penalty against Christopher Madison.

Madison is charged with capital murder in the death of Amberly Barnett. She was found strangled in the wooded area behind Madison’s home in Collinsville last month. She had been reported missing before her body was found.

Chief Investigator David Davis testified at Madison’s preliminary hearing in March that during a search of Madison’s home they found blood and hair in multiple locations along with other key pieces of evidence.

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