Prosecutors in Missouri are seeking the death penalty for Andrew Vrba, one of the four suspects charged in the grisly murder of trans teen Ally Steinfeld (pictured above), whose eyes were gouged out and her body set on fire last year.
via Daily Mail:
Vrba told investigators he initially tried to poison Steinfeld, then described how he stabbed her in the living room of [roommate Briana] Calderas’ trailer in rural Missouri, Deputy Rowdy Douglas wrote in a probable cause statement.
The female suspects said Vrba bragged to them about how he gouged Steinfeld’s eyes and repeatedly stabbed Steinfeld in the genitals, Douglas wrote.
Authorities say after the killing, the three suspects burned Steinfeld’s body, dumped some of the bones into a garbage bag and put the bag in the chicken coop.
Calderas admitted helping dispose of the corpse and led authorities to the knife used in the stabbing, Douglas wrote.
The other suspects include Vrba’s girlfriend, Isis Schauer, 18, who has been sentenced to 20 years in prison for second-degree murder, while another, Briana Calderas, 24, awaits a first-degree murder trial in October. A fourth person, James Grigsby, 25, has pleaded not guilty to abandonment of a corpse and tampering with evidence.
Reacquaint yourself with the facts of the murder here.