The sexual assault and murder of Sierra Newbold is one step closer to being a closed case. That's because police have announced that they have finally made an arrest after two weeks of investigating. It's been a long two weeks, but kudos goes to the investigators for working on a gut feeling and being absolutely correct. The shocking truth in this story is every parent's nightmare, but it also serves as a warning against being careful of who you let around your children.
The man arrested in connection to the brutal rape and murder of 6-year-old Sierra Newbold is a man known all-too-well by the child's family. His name is Terry Lee Black and he is the 41-year-old neighbor of the family. He and his family are known by the mother, who has gone to church with him in the past.
He has been charged with child kidnapping, rape of a child and most importantly capital murder--which makes him eligible for the death penalty. Here's to hoping the trial is a speedy one and this man faces a justice that he will only face once, therefore making sure he could never possibly harm another child.
The notorious surveillance footage held onto by police showed a man entering the home of the 6-year-old Utah child in the early morning hours between 3:00 a.m. and 4:00 a.m., which turned out to be the very gutsy offender, Terry Black. This is possibly why the police did not release their findings until they landed a proper charge on the monster. Good job, guys! Kudos certainly goes to the police in Utah right now. They worked hard and actually wrapped this up rather quickly.
Judging from the apparent age of this man, perhaps they should look into the possibility that he has done this before.
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