UPDATE: Blanchard’s body was found on November 25. It was determined by the coroner that she died from a gunshot wound. Yazeed was additionally charged with capital murder on December 2, 2019.
Ibraheem Yazeed is the 29-year-old career criminal who killed 19-year-old student Aniah Blanchard in Montgomery, Alabama.
Yazeed was captured in Florida on November 7. He has been charged with first-degree kidnapping in this case. His attorney is Elijah Beaver.
Ibraheem Yazeed charged with attempted murder, two counts of first degree kidnapping and two counts of first degree robbery. Booked in the Montgomery County Detention Facility on a $280,000 bond.
It was reportedly Judge Pamela Higgins who let Yazeed out on bond from the attempted-murder case earlier this year. While out on bond, Yazeed killed Aniah Blanchard.
At the time of his arrest in Blanchard’s disappearance, Yazeed was out on $280,000 bond on two counts of kidnapping, two counts of robbery and one count of attempted murder in January 2019 incident in Montgomery.
According to court records, two male victims – one of them 77 years old – were held against their will in a hotel room in January 2019 on the 1200 block of Eastern Boulevard. The older man was beaten until “unconscious, unresponsive, severely injured and near death” and robbed of a Rolex, rifle, handguns, wallet, bank card, clothing and unknown amount of currency. The other man was also beaten and robbed of at least $40.
In July 2017, Yazeed was arrested by Cass County sheriff’s deputies in Missouri on an arrest warrant for aggravated battery on a law enforcement officer.
Yazeed also previously pleaded guilty to felony drug possession in 2015 and received a 13-month suspended sentence. In 2012, he was charged with attempted murder after authorities said he rammed his car into a Montgomery police vehicle. A grand jury declined to indict him on those charges as well.
The previous year – 2011 – Yazeed was charged with two counts of robbery after a man was robbed of more than $2,000, a cell phone and a Gucci watch. A grand jury also declined to indict him on those charges.