In 1996 Kenneth McBride was convicted of a sexual crime against an 8 year old girl. He served his time, and then was released. Now police say he's being charged in the murder of his live in girlfriend.
Kenneth McBride, 35, was arrested two weeks ago after Clay County detectives acting on information from a witness found the body of Roberta Laws.
"She was covered up and there were items, like some boards and things like that, over the area where the body had been recovered. The body was fairly well-hidden and would not have been easily discovered by anybody who might see the back yard," Clay County Sheriff Rick Beasler said after McBride's arrest.
The witness in the case, McBride's new live in girlfriend had been aware of the crime, but waited five weeks to turn him in due to threats he'd made against her life if she ever spoke about the crime.