FORT WAYNE, Ind. (KTLA) -- The babysitter has been charged in the grisly killing of a 9-year old Indiana girl after evading a warrant for his arrest for more than 11 years, officials said.
Michael Plumadore, 39, faces 45 to 65 years in prison on the charge of murdering Aliahna Lemmon. He also faces two other felony charges for abusing her body and moving it from the scene of a crime, Allen County prosecutors said.
Plumadore was arrested Monday and is being held without bond. He is scheduled to appear in court on Jan. 4.
Plumadore told investigators he beat Aliahna Lemmon with a brick, dismembered and dumped most of her body but kept her head, hands and feet in his freezer over the Christmas weekend.
Police say he was watching Aliahna and her two sisters when she disappeared near Ft. Wayne last week.
During a interview with investigators, Plumadore confessed to killing the little girl as she stood on his front porch, cutting her up with a hacksaw and disposing of most of her body in a nearby dumpster, according to the affidavit filed in state court.
Plumadore did not tell police why he killed the young girl.
He did tell police where they could find the child's remains, according to the affidavit, and police technicians sent to his trailer in the mobile home park where victim's family lived found "what they believed to be human body parts, including a head," in his freezer.
According to the girl's relatives, Plumadore had been taking care of and living with Aliahna's grandfather, James E. Lemmon, until he died on Dec. 3, 2011, the AP reported.
Plumadore was living in the grandfather's trailer at the time of Aliahna's death.
James Lemmon was 66 when he died, and had an extensive criminal record, including convictions for child molestation in 2006 and was a registered sex offender.
Plumadore is wanted in Florida for violating probation for battery in 2000.