Columbus mother charged with murder, human trafficking in daughter’s death
PHENIX CITY, Ala. (WRBL) – Disturbing new details emerge in the arrest of a Columbus mother charged with three counts of murder and human trafficking along with the asphyxiation murder and sexual assault of her daughter five-year-old Kamarie Holland.
Kristy Siple, who is also known as Kristy Hoskins, was arrested for criminal murder on Tuesday, December 28. News 3 has learned that the Columbus, Ga. Woman is charged with three counts of murder in Netherlands kidnapping, sodomy and rape. Siple is also charged with first degree human trafficking.
The additional charges were released Wednesday morning during Siple’s initial hearing before Russell County District Court Judge Walter Gray. The judge put a no bond in the case.
Siple reported his daughter’s disappearance to Columbus Police on the morning of December 13. The baby girl’s body was found later that day in a vacant 15th Avenue house in Phenix City. Williams had once lived in this house, which is next to the West End Cemetery.
Jeremy Williams, 37, was arrested two weeks ago and charged with capital murder in Holland’s death. Williams faces the death penalty if convicted.
At a press conference ahead of the issuance of the gag order, Sheriff Heath Taylor said Siple Williams had a previous relationship, but he did not describe the nature of that relationship. Taylor also said the girl was sexually assaulted, but Williams was not originally charged with a sex crime.
Kamarie’s father, Corey Holland, made a statement Tuesday night to News 3 through a family spokesperson after the mother of his child was arrested.
“The pain Kristy caused by tearing Kamarie out of our lives will never end. We are happy to see that she has been arrested. We are taking one more step towards justice for Kamarie. It is our hope that justice will be served. . Kristy should receive the maximum sentence she can incur, “the statement read.” … She is a monster. A real mother protects and would die for her children. Kristy is a monster. My family and I will continue to fight against it. loss of our angel Kamarie We ask you to continue to talk about her and the justice she deserves.
Circuit Court Judge David Johnson has issued a gag order in the Williams case due to the initial media coverage. Russell Heath Taylor County Sheriff’s Agency is investigating. The sheriff is limited in what he can say about the case because of the court’s gag order. It applies to law enforcement, lawyers and potential witnesses in the case.
Sheriff Taylor will hold a press conference at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 29, with more updates on the case.