FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – The Allen County Prosecutor's Office filed three formal charges against Michael Plumadore Friday morning in the murder case of nine-year-old Aliahna Lemmon.
Plumadore was charged with Murder, Abuse of Corpse, a Class D felony, and Violent or Suspicious Death of a Person; Moving Body from Scene, another Class D felony.
According to the Prosecutor's Office, under Indiana law, Plumadore could face 45 to 60 years for the murder charge and another six months to three years for each of the other two offenses.
Plumadore is being held without bond and is scheduled to appear in court Wednesday for his initial hearing. There, he will be advised of his various rights as a criminal defendant, including the status of his legal representation and additional court dates will be scheduled.
Plumadore, 39, allegedly confessed to killing Aliahna in the early morning hours of Dec. 22 by repeatedly striking her in the head with a brick and dismembering her body.
The investigation of this case is ongoing by the Allen County Sheriff's Department, the Allen County Coroner's Office, the Federal Bureau of Investigation and the Allen County Prosecutor's Office.
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