Suspect Found Hours After Shooting, Kidnapping
Deputies found the car used in the kidnapping at the Fawnridge Apartments on Sawdust near Sawmill, about a mile from the shooting scene, a few hours after the attack. Investigators said McClain returned to the complex and approached them, claiming to have information about the vehicle.
"She knew from the media that we were looking for that specific vehicle and she knew she was associated with that," Schmitt
Schmitt said McClain acted as if she was trying to be helpful in the investigation.
"We did not approach her or interview her as a suspect at that point," Schmitt
Schmitt said McClain's story started to fall apart during her interview as a witness.
Detectives said they have recovered a .380-calber pistol and magazine were inside McClain's sister's apartment. Investigators said the bullets used to kill Schuchardt were .380-caliber. The pistol magazine was found in a rice cooker box and the .380 caliber handgun was found on a shelf in a hall closet.
According to a search warrant, a white infant's sock was found on the front porch, a baby seat was found in the master bedroom and a blue rag with stars that had blood on it was found inside a basketball toy.
McClain's family left Jackson's office on Friday and declined to talk about the case.
"They're scared and confused," Jackson said. "They're just looking for a safe haven right now to protect the children."
Victim's Family Relieved At Arrest
Kala Golden Schuchardt's mother said she is happy that a suspect has been caught.
"But that doesn't bring my daughter back," Linda Golden said. "There ain't nothing that's going to bring my daughter back."
Linda Golden described her daughter as a good person.
"She wouldn't fight or argue with anybody," she said. "She fought to protect her baby and (McClain) took her life for it."
Friends said they were saddened that Keegan will never know his mother.
"She never did anything wrong. She's just a mom doing her best to take care of her kids and I miss her," said long time friend Jennifer Hartis. "Keegan is only three days old. He's needs to know his mom and she can't do that now. "
Keith Schuchardt, said he has not yet told the 2- and 4-year-old boys that their mother is never coming home.
"It's going to be difficult because they're already asking about her now," he said.
He whispered a message to his wife, hoping she could hear him in Heaven.
"I love you," he said. "I wish you were here to help me through this."
A barbeque benefit for the Schuchardt family was planned for Saturday starting at 10 a.m. It will be held at the Willis Youth Athletic Association at 13551 Rogers Rd. in Willis.