US girl dies in staged kidnapping
30 May 2013, 14:19
Bangor — A US man used a fake Facebook account to lure a teenage girl out of her house in an attempt to stage her kidnapping and rescue so he could look like a hero but ended up killing her, a police affidavit released on Wednesday said.
Kyle Dube was indicted on charges of murder and kidnapping in the death of 15-year-old Nichole Cable, whose body was found in a wooded area of Maine this month, a week after she went missing.
The 20-year-old Dube had intended to kidnap and hide the teen and later find her and "be the hero", the affidavit said. But she died in the back of his truck after he taped her up, it said.
No cause of death has been released publicly.
Dube's lawyer had wanted the affidavit to stay private, citing concerns over his right to a fair trial. The Associated Press and the Portland Press Herald had fought to unseal it.
Defense lawyer Stephen Smith had cited threats against Dube and concerns about the privacy of family members.