School portrait of Katelynn Arnold. She was a third grader at Ragland Elementary School.
Katelynn Arnold's grandfather, John Henry Arnold.
John Henry Arnold looks through family photographs of Katelynn and her family. He says he believes Katelynn's death was an accident and says she and her older brother, who is charged with her murder, got along well.
A family photo from Christmas shows Katelynn, her mother, brother and sister.
Katelynn's 14-year-old half-brother, who has not been identified since he is a juvenile, is charged with her murder. The judge has not yet decided if he will be tried as an adult.
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CALHOUN COUNTY, AL (WBRC) -
John Henry Arnold has few tangible reminders of his nine-year-old granddaughter Katelynn Arnold. At his Choccolocco home, Arnold pulls out two drawings the girl made for him.
"I wouldn't take nothing for these pictures," he said.
He also brings out a few photographs. One is a Christmas portrait of Katelynn, her mother, sister and brother. It is that brother that St. Clair County investigators say is responsible for the third grader's death. Arnold has a hard time believing that.
"Being a murderer. No, he's too loving. Loved to have fun and him and Katelynn got along good. So why would he do that?" Arnold said.