Six years since Janaya Thompson’s death

Today marks six years since the death of five-year-old Janaya Thompson.

On this day in 2014, five-year-old Janaya Thompson was found sexually assaulted and brutally murdered. Police found her body in a trailer in Gulfport.

Albert Garcia was arrested and pleaded guilty in her death. Garcia was sentenced to death by Judge Lisa Dodson on January 25th, 2017.

Before handing down the sentence, Dodson said “this is one of the worst I’ve seen in terms of what happened to this child.”

In May of this year, the Mississippi State Supreme Court upheld the death sentence and verdict.

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