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Jarred Harrell pleads guilty to murdering Clay County girl

By on February 3rd, 2012

By Florida Associated Press

A 26-year-old man has pleaded guilty in the abduction and killing a 7-year-old Florida girl who was found in a landfill in 2009.  Jarred Harrell pleaded guilty Friday in the death of Somer Thompson and was sentenced to life in prison.  Somer disappeared in October 2009 while walking home from school. Her body was found in a Georgia landfill two days later, and police said she had been sexually assaulted and strangled.  Harrell lived on the girl’s route home. He was arrested in Mississippi four months after Somer’s death on unrelated child pornography charges. Prosecutors say DNA linked him to Somer’s killing.


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