Murderer who beat girl to death with hammer challenged in court by family

THE heartbroken parents of a 14-year-old girl beaten to death with a hammer have spoken of their “torment” after challenging their daughter’s murderer in court.

Jordin Roache, 21, admitted to the killing of 14-old Kaytlynn Cargill, after she went to buy marijuana from him.

The teen’s body was found at a landfill site in 2017 as her then 16-year-old killer was charged as an adult with first degree murder.

Following five years in incarceration and several delays to proceedings, Roache faced to court this week where he was addressed by Cargill’s parents.

In a victim’s statement to the court, Bo Cargill, the teen girl’s father, said: “I am tormented every day about what she endured.

“It plays out in my mind. My hope is that every day you remember what you did to Kaytlynn.”

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In June 2017, the 14-year-old was reported missing after she never returned from walking her dog in Bedford, Texas.

The girl’s body was found in landfill two days later, as investigators later found an apartment where Cargill’s blood was found on the walls and floors.

They also recovered a hammer recovered at the scene which had traces of his DNA on it.

Kaytlynn’s emotional mother Trish said: “The defendant brutally beat my daughter, terrorized and tossed her away like trash — a fate no human deserves, and especially not Kaytlynn.

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"She no doubt would be an asset to society. You robbed me of seeing her bright future come to fruition."

On Thursday, Roache was sentenced to ten years in prison according to a news release from the Tarrant County Criminal District Attorney’s Office.

It comes after he received credit for time already served in incarceration NBC-DFW reports.

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