Police: Slain Alabama teen tried to grab kidnapper's gun

December 5, 2019 10:19:37 AM



AUBURN -- Police wrote in a court record filed Wednesday that they believe the slain daughter of a well-known UFC fighter fought back against her assailant.


Twenty-nine-year-old Ibraheem Yazeed faces capital murder charges in the death of Aniah Blanchard, a 19-year-old Alabama college student.


In a charging document filed with the court, authorities wrote that Yazeed told someone that he had shot a woman and she "went for the gun." Police did not identify the person.



Blanchard was last seen Oct. 23 at a gas station in Auburn, Alabama. Her remains were discovered weeks later in a wooded area.


She was the stepdaughter of UFC heavyweight Walt Harris.


Prosecutors have indicated they will seek the death penalty if Yazeed is convicted.