crimes

Aberdeen, Maryland’s Kayla Hamilton strangled by Salvadoran teen? Suspect arrested in Edgewood

Kayla Hamilton of Aberdeen, Harford County, Maryland, United States died at age 20. Born in Chesapeake, Virginia, USA to Sean Weakley and Tammy Nobles, Hamilton was diagnosed with autism.

From Virginia, Hamilton and her boyfriend, 22, moved to Maryland where she worked for Sephora. On July 27, 2022, a boy, 17, allegedly strangled and sexually assaulted her inside a mobile home at the Rancho Estates in Aberdeen.

Advertisements

Hamilton went into cardiac arrest and died. Her death was ruled as a homicide by strangulation.

According to the U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement, the boy accused of killing Hamilton was listed in El Salvador as a member of the Malva Salvatrucha gang. Also known as MS-13, the gang was originally set up to protect Salvadoran immigrants from other gangs in Los Angeles, California, USA.

Advertisements

Born in El Salvador, the suspect is an undocumented immigrant residing in the U.S. His deoxyribonucleic acid was a match for evidence that was recovered at the crime scene.

On January 15, 2023, the Salvadoran teen was arrested without incident in Edgewood, Hartford County. He is being held without bail at the Harford County Detention Center in the Bel Air North, Hartford County and was charged with first-degree murder, rape and robbery.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.