With Brinkley’s nine-count indictment, which was obtained by the AJC, the charges against him have slightly changed. He now faces one count of malice murder, three counts of felony murder, and one count each of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, kidnapping, attempted rape, possession of a firearm during the commission of a felony and possession of a firearm by a convicted felon. Brinkley was originally charged with false imprisonment, but that count was not presented to the grand jury, according to court records.
Brinkley had previously spent seven years in prison and had been released less than a year prior to Abdulrab’s kidnapping and death. In 2014, after Brinkley’s lawyer first argued that he was incompetent to stand trial, he pleaded guilty to one count of child molestation and was given a seven-year prison sentence.