Will Somer Thompson's killer finally be brought to justice?
Jarred Harrell has been arrested and charged with premeditated murder in the death of Somer Thompson. Somer disappeared while walking home from school in October 2009.
We covered this case extensively here on momlogic. One particularly controversial post was: THIS Is Why My Kids Can't Walk to School.
Investigators found Somer's body in a landfill in Georgia a few days after she disappeared. They say they have DNA evidence linking Harrell to the case.
"Jarred Harrell has now been formally charged with the murder of Somer Thompson," said Clay County Sherrif Rick Beseler at a news conference at Orange Park Baptist Church. "Harrell assaulted Somer and killed her and dumped her body."
According to the Sheriff's Office, Harrell has been charged with sexual battery on a victim under 12 and lewd and lascivious battery. No other charges are anticipated. The cause of death was asphyxiation.
If Harrell is indeed guilty, we are beyond thankful that this monster is off the streets.