ASHEVILLE -- Seth Pickering is due in court today, charged with the murder of his daughter last year.
Friday, September 10, 2016, there was an amber alert amber alert for 6-year-old Lila Pickering. Pickering took his daughter from Florida to North Carolina a year prior, after he was granted temporary custody of Lila.
Dss visits found no issues, until a visit in July 2016, Pickering admitted he had a problem with alcohol, after he was stumbling in the home. It was arranged to place Lila with a family friend.
Pickering took Lila up onto the parkway without permission during a supervised visit and as Park Rangers approached his vehicle, he allegedly stabbed his daughter in the chest.
Read the original story 6-Year-Old Girl Murdered on Parkway
Pickering has pleaded not guilty.
*Editor's Note: A criminal charge is an accusation, by law, a person accused of a crime is innocent until proven in a court of law.