Saturday, April 18, 2009
Little Girl Found In Suitcase
How can a Sunday school teacher and a mother herself do this to a child?
Sunday school teacher arrested for killing girl, eight, found stuffed in suitcase may also be charged with rape
Photo and story by Mail Foreign Service
A woman Sunday school teacher arrested for the kidnap and murder of an eight-year-old girl may also be charged with the child's rape, it emerged today. Melissa Huckaby, 28, was detained on Friday after the body of Sandra Cantu was found stuffed in a suitcase at the bottom of a pond. The little girl had lived just five doors away from Huckaby and was a playmate of the woman's five-year-old daughter Madison. Police have not disclosed how Sandra was killed and gave no details of the evidence that led prosecutors to consider sexual assault allegations. But San Joaquin County Deputy District Attorney Robert Himmelblau said a murder charge could include the special circumstances of rape, lewd and lascivious conduct with a child and murder in the course of a kidnapping.
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