Phenix City, Alabama: On December 15 we reported the arrest of 37-year-old Jeremy Tremaine Williams after the body of 5-year-old Kamarie Holland was found in a vacant residence he used to live in.
Kamarie had been reported missing in the early morning hours of Monday, December 13, and at the time of their announcement of Williams' arrest, law enforcement was quite closed-lipped concerning the details, but assured the public that the case was still under investigation and additional arrests were possible.
Now, Kamarie's mother, 35-year-old Kristy Siple, also known as Kristy Hoskins, has been arrested and charged with three counts of felony murder related to kidnapping, rape and sodomy, and a charge of human trafficking. She was arrested on Tuesday, December 28 and made her first appearance in court the following morning.
Russell County District Court Judge Walter Gary ordered her to be held without bond.
The Ledger-Enquirer quotes her warrant for the trafficking charge as stating that she "did agree with another person to pay her for having sexual intercourse and sodomy with her minor child."
Russell County Sheriff Heath Taylor disclosed that Siple faces an additional charge in an unrelated case for failure to appear. That charge dates back to a 2018 charge of chemical endangerment of a child and alleges that a newborn child, not Kamarie, tested positive for methamphetamine.
AL.com reports that the chemical exposure was marijuana, not methamphetamine.
Taylor announced that additional charges will likely be filed against Williams in order to bring his more in line with those filed against Siple, as well as a charge of production of child pornography. Williams has currently been charged with a single charge of capitol murder of a child under the age of 14.
"This is a case that tugs at everybody's heartstrings," Russell County Chief Deputy District Attorney Rick Chancey said. "Please parents, take care of your kids, watch your kids. Be careful who your kids are around. I shouldn't have to state that. This is a bad world and lets take care of our kids."
Columbus Assistant Police Chief Joyce Dent-Fitzpatrick echoed his sentiments saying, "Please parents, caregivers, everyone, please know something about who you allow your children to be around. I can tell you... this case has really taken a toll on a lot of the investigators."
"This has really struck a nerve with us," she continued, "because we are about our kids, we care about your community."
WRBL released a statement that had been provided to them by Corey Holland, Kamarie's father, through a family member on Tuesday night after Siple was arrested.
"The amount of pain Kristy has caused by ripping Kamaie out of our lives will never cease. We are glad to see that she has been arrested. We are one step closer to justice for Kamarie. It's our hope that justice is served. Kristy should receive whatever the maximum penalty she can get. She's a monster. A real mother protects and would die for her children. Kristy is a monster."
At her initial hearing, Judge Gray issued a gag order similar to the order issued in Willams' case by Judge Johnson.
A GoFundMe account was established to cover the funeral expenses for Kamarie. Her funeral was held last week.