Matthew Flugence, the Jefferson Parish, Louisiana man charged with the heinous murder of 6-year-old Ahlittia North, allegedly told a detective that the girl seduced him into having sex with her before he stabbed her to death, reports NOLA.com.
“In his words, the little girl, she wanted to have sex with him,” Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office Detective Travis Eserman testified Wednesday during a preliminary examination.
The detective said Flugence told him he had sex with the girl on July 14, the day she was killed. “That’s when he snapped,” Eserman testified. Flugence stabbed her four times and watched her fall to the blanket writhing in pain, Eserman testified.
“He said he just watched her die,” Eserman testified, adding that Flugence carried on with his day. “He goes to a family birthday party,” the detective testified.
Jeff Mays, Flugence is the nephew of Ahlittia’s stepfather and often served as her babysitter and sometimes lived with the couple.
According to an autopsy conducted by the Jefferson Parish Coroners Office. The child had four stab wounds and bruising all over her body. The fatal wounds consisted of two very deep cuts on the side of the girl’s neck. The knife wounds were deep enough to pass through the cartilage in her spine and into her bone.
After her death, Ahlittia’s body was wrapped in her own comforter and discarded in a dumpster not far from where the little girl lived.
The Jefferson Parish Sheriff’s Office charged Flugence with first-degree murder in the Ahlittia’s death. He also stands accused of the alleged sexual abuse of another 11-year-old Harvey girl, and was booked on an outstanding warrant for that crime.