A written statement was read aloud in court, where the victim's father, Bo Cargill, told Roache, "She was not yours for the taking, but you did it anyway."
Trigger Warning: This story mentions abuse and murder that may be disturbing to readers.
In 2017, Kaytlynn Cargill vanished while walking her dog. Two days later, her body was found in a landfill. Cargill was only 14, and was reportedly murdered by a man who was 16 years old.
On April 19, 2022, the man from Texas has been sentenced to jail for 10 years, reports PEOPLE.
A statement from the Bedford Police Department states that Jordin Roache, now 21, pleaded guilty to first-degree murder. An arrest warrant obtained in 2017 reveals that Cargill—who went to buy marijuana from Roache—was beaten to death with a hammer by the murderer inside his apartment.
Roache has been incarcerated since his arrest and will get credit for time served, NBC-DFW reports.
10 YEARS is absurd!— 🇺🇦 ISeeWhatYoudo 🇺🇦 (@Natashaicwhatud) April 21, 2022
Kaytlynn Cargill, the victim, was found dead in an Arlington landfill in June of 2017, two days after she was first reported missing.https://t.co/8FyNK1foOh
According to the cops, the case has been delayed several times over the years because of various factors, including the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police who investigated the gruesome crime scene in Roache's apartment "located small areas of what appeared to be blood spatter along the hallway walls and several doors inside the apartment to include tile bathroom door, bedroom that [the teen] stays in and the hallway closet door," the arrest warrant said. There was also blood on the kitchen blinds and on a sliding glass door handle.
A hammer was also recovered at the scene which had traces of Cargill's DNA on it, the warrant said.
The bereaved parents confronted Roache during his sentencing in court. At the hearing, both parents recalled their favorite memories of their daughter, including watching the young girl participate in Easter egg hunts, or how she loved animals and enjoyed fishing, music, and softball.
Cargill's mother, Trisha West, said, "She no doubt would be an asset to society," according to WFAA. Addressing Roache, West added, "You robbed me of seeing her bright future come to fruition."
“The defendant brutally beat my daughter, terrorized and tossed her away like trash — a fate no human deserves, and especially not Kaytlynn,” added that mother.
A written statement was read aloud in court, where the victim's father, Bo Cargill, told Roache, "She was not yours for the taking, but you did it anyway," according to a report by the Star-Telegram of Fort Worth reports.
Cargill added, "I am tormented every day about what she endured…. My hope is that every day you remember what you did to Kaytlynn."
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