FORT PAYNE, Ala. — Statement from Sheriff Nick Welden regarding Amberly Barnett case: We would like to announce that an arrest has been made in the case of 11-year-old Amberly Alexis Barnett’s death.
Christopher Wayne Madison, age 33, has been arrested and charged with Capital Murder. He is being held without bond.
Her body was found in a wooded area approximately 200 yards behind the defendant’s home.
Due to the ongoing investigation, and in order not to jeopardize that investigation, I am not at liberty to disclose any additional information concerning this case.
The road to justice for this sweet, innocent little girl is too important to release anything to jeopardize this investigation.
I would like to thank our staff and all other departments that assisted on this case. This was a true joint effort, a team effort between multiple agencies who all worked tirelessly to help us get to this point.” God Bless.