Aldrick Scott denied bond; Cari Allen’s cause of death determined

Scott’s charges were upgraded from kidnapping to first-degree murder in late December
Aldrick Scott is denied bond after his charges were upgraded to first-degree murder
Published: Jan. 3, 2023 at 2:09 PM CST
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OMAHA, Neb. (WOWT) - Aldrick Scott, charged with the murder of Cari Allen of Omaha, has been denied bond.

Scott, 47, had his arraignment in Douglas County Court Tuesday. Scott’s original kidnapping charges saw him with a bond of $10 million. Charges were later upgraded to include first-degree murder.

New information obtained from court documents shows Allen died from a single gunshot wound to the chest.

Investigators say there’s evidence that Scott was in her house when she disappeared. There’s also evidence that allegedly places him near the shallow grave in Topeka, Kan., where Allen’s body was found.

Prosecutors said that the trunk lining is missing from the victim’s car. They also said shovels were missing from her garage.

Investigators also said a gun was retrieved from Scott’s vehicle.

“With the upgrade in charge, we believe the evidence will show and we’ll be able to prove beyond a reasonable doubt that he did kill her in Omaha and then transported and buried her in Kansas,” said Chief Deputy Douglas County Attorney Brenda Beadle.

Previously investigators said they found bullet holes that had gone through a bedroom door and walls at Cari Allen’s northwest Omaha home.

Friends of hers told detectives that the couple had broken up two weeks prior to her disappearance, but that Aldrick Scott would frequently text her and show up unannounced.

The prosecutor also says Aldrick Scott told a colleague that he and the victim had gotten into an argument and that she was dead.

A hearing on a motion to unseal records related to the case has been scheduled for Wednesday morning in Douglas County Court.