Babysitter Charged in Aliahna Lemmon’s Murder

Indiana authorities have charged Michael Plumadore, 39, with the murder of 9-year-old Aliahna Lemmon, whose dismembered body was found Monday after a three-day search. Plumadore, a family friend, had been baby-sitting Aliahna and her two sisters while their mother recovered from the flu. He was arrested Monday night and, according to a court affidavit, confessed to beating Aliahna to death with a brick, then dismembering her body with a chainsaw and hiding her head, hands, and feet at his home while dumping the rest of her remains. The affidavit gives no reasons why Plumadore would murder Aliahna. He told a local newspaper on Friday that she disappeared from his home that morning while he was sleeping and that the younger girls said their mother had picked Aliahna up.