Police: Slain Alabama teen Aniah Blanchard tried to grab kidnapper’s gun
AUBURN, Ala. (AP) — Police wrote in a court record filed Wednesday that they believe the slain daughter of a well-known UFC fighter fought back against her assailant.
Twenty-nine-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed faces capital murder charges in the death of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old Alabama college student.
In a charging document filed with the court, authorities wrote that Yazeed told someone that he had shot a woman and she “went for the gun.” Police did not identify the person.
Blanchard was last seen Oct. 23 at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama. Her remains were discovered weeks later in a wooded area.
She was the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris.
Prosecutors have indicated they will seek the death penalty if Yazeed is convicted.