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Man accused in 2013 abduction, stabbing death of 6-year-old to appear in court

Matthew Flugence, 21, is accused in the 2013 abduction and stabbing death of Ahlittia North (photo via the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office). Matthew Flugence, 21, is accused in the 2013 abduction and stabbing death of Ahlittia North (photo via the Jefferson Parish Sheriff's Office).
HARVEY, LA (WVUE) -

A man accused of killing a 6-year-old girl in 2013 and dumping her body in a garbage bin will appear in court Monday morning.

Matthew Flugence, 21, is accused in the abduction and stabbing death of Ahlittia North. North went missing on July 13, 2013. Following a frantic three-day search, investigators found the 6-year-old’s body in a trash bin near her family’s Harvey apartment.

Jefferson Parish prosecutors are seeking the death penalty for Flugence, who authorities say allegedly sexually abused the child before stabbing her behind a row of apartments on Destrehan Avenue in Harvey. Flugence pleaded not guilty, saying that the 6-year-old seduced him, our partners at Nola.com/The Times Picayune report.

Flugence had family ties with the North. His uncle was her stepfather, according to investigators.

A status hearing will take place on Monday.

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