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New details revealed in death of UFC fighter's stepdaughter

Aniah Blanchard
Auburn Police Department


OPELIKA, Ala. (AP) — An Alabama police detective revealed new details in the capital murder case against a man accused of kidnapping and killing the stepdaughter of a UFC fighter. 

News outlets report the detective testified Wednesday that 19-year-old Aniah Blanchard drove Ibraheem Yazeed to a gas station in Lee County last October. Yazeed's attorney said Blanchard willingly let Yazeed into her car and there was no proof of a kidnapping.

The district attorney said Yazeed had ill intent when he gave Blanchard a fake name and that she was lured under false pretenses. The judge found probable cause to bond the case over to a grand jury.

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