An 18-year-old south Georgia man has been charged in the brutal stabbing death of 9-year-old Alazia “Ally” Johnson earlier this week in Tifton.
Semaj Antonio Moss was arrested Saturday in Lowndes County, about 50 miles south of Tifton, the Georgia Bureau of Investigation announced late Saturday.
Moss has been charged with malice, murder, felony murder, and aggravated assault and has been returned to Tift County, Tifton Police Chief Steve Hyman said at a Sunday morning news conference.
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Tifton police responded to a call early Tuesday morning from the apartment where Alazia lived with her mother and found her stabbed to death. Her mother said she came home from work to find her daughter dead, as CrimeOnline previously reported.
“I have to work to support my kids. I had to go to work that night. And I just came home and found my baby,” Ally’s mother, Tegina Brown, told WALB News 10.
Neither Tifton police nor the GBI provided any further details about the murder, including a motive. The investigation is ongoing.
Autopsy results are still pending, officials said.
Meanwhile, a GoFundMe page has been set up to help cover Ally’s funeral expenses.
Anyone with more information about the case is urged to contact the GBI Tip Line at 800-597-8477 or the Tifton Police Department at 229- 382-3132.
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[Feature Photo: Alazia Johnson/GoFundMe]