AL Guilty - Justin Barnett, 23, Birmingham, 3 June 1995 - *arrest* *still Missing*

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    Avondale woman charged in brutal 1995 slaying; dismembered remains still not found

    23 year-old Justin Barnett disappeared in June of 1995 from Birmingham, Alabama. He was reported missing by his girlfriend. The case had no leads until January of 2015, when a witness decided to come forward with information. After this, investigators conducted more interviews, gathered evidence and changed the status of the case to a homicide. Tricia Faye Abney was arrested on July 22nd for the slaying of Justin Barnett.

    Investigators believe that Abney and her boyfriend at the time lured Barnett to an apartment where they planned to rob him. This is what they think happened that night:

    The boyfriend is now deceased and Abney has confessed to her part in the murder.

    Investigators are still looking for Justin's remains.

    At this time, Justin isn't listed on NamUs, Charley Project or The Doe Network. In fact, I'm not sure he is even listed on any sites as missing.


    Tricia Abney arrested on capital murder charge


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    'They couldn't have taken a better person': Friends remember victim of brutal 1995 slaying

    Friend of cold case victim speaks out after 20 years

     
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    Charley Project

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    Barnett, circa 1995

    Vital Statistics at Time of Disappearance
    • Missing Since: June 3, 1995 from Birmingham, Alabama
    • Classification: Endangered Missing
    • Age: 23 years old
    • Distinguishing Characteristics: Caucasian male. Brown hair, brown eyes.

    Details of Disappearance
    Barnett was last seen in Birmingham, Alabama on June 3, 1995. He borrowed his girlfriend's car and went out drinking with his girlfriend and some friends. He told them he was giong to meet someone and would come back later. He was supposed to meet a female friend at a party, but never arrived, and he never returned to the apartment he shared with his girlfriend. His friends tried to call him all night on his cellular phone, but he never picked up. He has never been heard from again. Several days later, Barnett's friends found his girlfriend's car abandoned in the Lakeview area. They had previously searched that location and the car hadn't been there before.

    In July 2015, Tricia Faye Abney was charged with capital murder in Barnett's case. A photo of Abney is posted below this case summary. She was an exotic dancer in 1995 and worked at an establishment called Sammy's. Authorities believe she lured Barnett to an apartment in the 7700 block of Sunrise Lane, off Oporto-Madrid Boulevard, so she and her then-boyfriend could rob him. The robbery supposedly went bad and the pair stabbed Barnett to death and dismembered his body in the bathtub and buried the remains in Bibb County.

    Abney and her boyfriend separated after the murder and he eventually married. Abney was arrested multiple times after Barnett's disappearance and convicted of three felony drug charges. The police learned of the crime when a witness came to them in January 2015; he said he'd stumbled across the crime scene by accident shortly after the murder happened and he couldn't bear to keep the secret anymore. Abney's former boyfriend committed suicide in Mobile, Alabama on the same day Abney was arrested. His identity has not been released. After her arrest, Abney confessed to her role in the slaying.

    Abney is awaiting trial. Authorities believe they know the general area where Barnett's remains are, but not the exact location. Foul play is suspected in his case due to the circumstances involved.

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    Above: Tricia Abney
     
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    More information released. Tricia Abney's brother was the one who approached detectives earlier this year.

    "Cold case detective testifies: Brother reported he found dismembered body in sister's bathtub"

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2015/09/cold_case_detective_testifies.html

     
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    How horrific. I only wish both were behind bars, I just can't believe how horrific this crime was. So glad her brother felt the need to confess, even though it took him long enough!
     
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    Trial begins for woman charged with 1995 killing, dismembering of 23-year-old in Birmingham

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/09/woman_charged_with_killing_dis.html

     
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    Cold case goes to jury, deliberations underway for woman charged in 'horrific' 1995 murder

    http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2017/09/cold_case_goes_to_jury_deliber.html

     
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    [h=1]Woman found guilty in 1995 killing, dismembering; sentenced to life without parole[/h]
     
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    Excellent verdict!

    From the link:

     
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    Woman sentenced In 1995 cold case

    http://www.wbrc.com/story/36891087/woman-sentenced-in-1995-cold-case

     
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    Here's the Facebook page for Justin Barnett. Updates on the searches being conducted are detailed here. Wishing them the best of luck that Justin can finally come home.

    Justice for Justin
     
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