Alyssa Barrett, 17, has been charged with the murder of her mother DeCarol Deloney-Cain, and robbery, according to the station. Damarius Rashard Wren, Barrett’s 18-year-old boyfriend, was charged earlier this month.
A report from the Chicago Post-Tribune says that police found the decomposed body of Deloney-Cain, a 54-year-old veteran flight attendant for United Airlines, in the trunk of her car in Gary, Ind., on July 7. Investigators told the media that the suspects plotted to kill Barrett’s mother because she wanted her daughter to have an abortion.
A criminal complaint obtained by CBS states Deloney-Cain was beaten and repeatedly stabbed in the fatal incident. Wren reportedly told police he committed the murder. The victim’s body was then wrapped in trash bags before being stuffed in the trunk.
Barrett had a “fragile” relationship with her mother, according to police. According to the Tribune, Wren has admitted to Gary police that he killed Deloney-Cain following an altercation with her because she wanted her daughter to abort his baby. The woman’s body was discovered in the car trunk four days after the she was supposed to have left on a flight. In the meantime, Barrett had been telling people her mother had flown to China, according to the affidavit.
The document also mentions that two other friends of the couple have been implicated in robbing Deloney-Cain and disposing of her body. Their identities have not been revealed at this time.
Both Barrett and Wren are currently being held without bond.