NBC 6 reporter Ari Odzer reports on Maggie Carr, who on Friday took the stand as a vital witness for the prosecution against Geralyn Graham. Graham is accused of murdering foster child Rilya Wilson.
Maggie Carr is no angel. She’s serving a life sentence after she masterminded an execution-style murder in 1991, according to authorities.
But Carr is a vital witness for the prosecution against Geralyn Graham, who is accused of murdering foster child Rilya Wilson. The 4-year-old girl's body has never been found after she disappeared more than a decade ago.
"She asked me if there was any chemical agent that if there's a body buried, could they pour a chemical agent and know that the body had been buried in a certain situation or area,” Carr said in court Friday.
Graham, 66, is on trial for first-degree murder, kidnapping and child abuse. She insists she is innocent.
Carr corroborated the earlier testimony of jailhouse informant Robin Lunceford, saying "Mama Graham" used her stash of food to gain favors.
“And I was enthralled, because she had items that we didn’t have in prison. So, she had cinnamon buns, and Cinnamon Grahams, and Hawaiian Punch, and I was excited about the chocolate with almonds,” Carr recalled.
Carr told the jury Graham talked to her every day because Carr was a law clerk, so she had knowledge that Graham could use.
"’Cause in my case, my co-defendant sang faster than the national anthem and I ended up in prison,” Carr testified. “And she was like, I'm not worried, because if there’s no body, it's never gonna be found, so I have no murder.”
Carr said she pressed Graham about that.
"Did you bury it? She was like, well, it's gone, and I was like well, what do you mean it's gone?” Carr said.
When an attorney asked what she meant by “it’s gone,” Carr said “the child.”
“And I was like what do you mean, it's gone?” Carr continued. “And she was like, waste away, it's gone, the critters, it’s gone, there's no body I don't have to worry about, there's no body, it's not gonna be found."