Fort Wayne, Ind.—An accused child killer is facing new charges now. Michael Plumadore is accused of murdering and dismembering 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon in Fort Wayne, Ind.
Plumadore faces two more charges. All together he's charged with murder, abuse of a corpse and removing a body from a crime scene. Murder carries a sentence of 45 to 65 years. The other two charges carry jail time of six months to three years. The chief deputy prosecutor reminds the public Plumadore is innocent until proven guilty.
"We are doing the best to ensure that he receives a fair trial, because that is our goal. This is the court's goal that is our system of justice," said Michael McAlexander, Chief Deputy Prosecutor.
Plumadore will appear in court Wednesday morning for his initial hearing.
"At the initial hearing he will be advised of his various rights. His rights to representation, a lawyer will also be discussed with him. Additional court dates will be set at that point," said McAlexander.
Plumadore will tell the judge if he plans to hire an attorney or be assigned a public defender. We asked McAlexander if the trial could be moved out of the area since the murder has received so much attention.
He said it's too early to know.
"In several cases in the past several years we've gone to Indianapolis, or Crown Point or South Bend or some place out of the Fort Wayne media market and picked a jury there and then sequestered the jury here."
Authorities removed the trailer Plumadore was living in, so detectives can preserve evidence.