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Man Charged in Murder of 5-Year-Old Janaya Thompson

Janaya Thompson
Chip Ward

GULFPORT, Miss. – Alberto Garcia has been charged with capital murder in the death of 5-year-old Janaya Thompson of Gulfport. Garcia was had been arrested on other charges last week and is still being be held without bond.

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Autopsy showed that Janaya had been sexually assaulted and straggled before she was found dead inside an abandoned trailer last week.

“This was a crime of opportunity and she was targeted based on her age,” said Gulfport Police Chief Leonard Papania

The investigation is ongoing.

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