The 32 year-old suspect faces three indictments which are capital murder during a kidnapping, capital murder during a robbery and capital murder involving a victim in a vehicle. If found guilty, Yazeed could face the death penalty or life in prison.
Yazeed was arrested back in Nov. 2019, two weeks after Blanchard went missing and has been behind bars without bail ever since. Blanchard was last seen at a convenience store in which she encountered Yazeed and authorities are led to believe Yazeed kidnapped her outside and later murdered her as Blanchard’s remains were found in Macon County, Alabama.
“The indictment charges Yazeed did intentionally cause the death of Blanchard by shooting her with a gun during the course of abducting her and robbing her of a vehicle and cell phone,” the attorney general’s office wrote in a release (via MMA Junkie). “The indictment also charges Yazeed intentionally caused Blanchard’s death while she was inside her vehicle, a 2017 Honda CR-V.”
Three years after the murder of Blanchard, Alabama voters approved ‘Aniah’s Law’ just last week during the U.S. Midterm Elections. The law adds a few felony charges to Section 16 of the Alabama Constitution, which affirms the right to bail except for those facing capital murder.