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.