D.J. Harris has been charged with two counts of capital murder, one count during rape and one count during the course of a burglary in the death of Monique Presnall-Kidd, a Clarke County woman who went missing last week.
Presnall-Kidd’s body was found in the trunk of a stolen vehicle on Sunday in Jackson, three days after she was reported missing.
When police arrived to the victim’s home, the door had been kicked down and her home had been robbed.
Clarke County Sheriff Ray Norris told News 5 that Presnall-Kidd was killed during the rape. Norris said the official cause of death was strangulation.
He added that there was no previous relationship between Presnall-Kidd and Harris and called the crime “pre-meditated.”
An accomplice has also been charged in the case. Cedric Hunt is charged with hindering prosecution and moving the body.
Harris has quite the arrest record — he has been arrested 38 times and served time in prison twice.
Both men are currently in jail.
There has been an outpouring of support for Presnall-Kidd on social media.
“Rest in peace sweet angel! She went out of her way to make my special needs brother smile. Thank you for being a friend,” Heather Marie said on WKRG’s Facebook page.
“She was such a precious person and classmate,” said Alicia Moore.