Updated: Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 7:11 PM CST
Published : Friday, 08 Mar 2013, 7:11 PM CST
ANOKA, Minn. (AP) — A man wanted in a string of attacks last year against women in Georgia is now charged with killing a young woman in Minnesota whose bloodied body was found hidden in blankets in her mother's towed car.
Alberto Prece Palmer is charged with one count of second-degree murder in the February beating death of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy. He's jailed on $2 million bail. Palmer's arraignment is scheduled for April 10.
According to the criminal complaint, Palmer admitted to police he killed Clardy at his brother's home in suburban Minneapolis after inviting her to the house for paid sex. Investigators say he told them he found Clardy through online massage ads she placed.
Prosecutors believe Palmer has attacked several women in the past six months.
Authorities in Chamblee, Ga., have issued arrest warrants for Palmer in connection with three attacks in that state — one in September and two in December. In each attack, the assailant hired the women for sex through a website, had consensual sex with them at his apartment, then assaulted them.
257-a-18-(Todd Richmond, AP correspondent)-"silver Chrysler Concorde"-AP correspondent Todd Richmond reports a man has been charged in the death of an 18-year-old Minnesota woman whose body was found hidden in blankets in her mother's towed car. (8 Mar 2013)
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APPHOTO CER102: This photo provided by the Anoka, Minn., County Sheriff shows Alberto Palmer who was charged Friday, March 8, 2013 in Anoka County with second-degree murder in the death of 18-year-old Brittany Clardy. Authorities say Clardy met Palmer after he answered her online ad for massage services in February, the two fought after having sex and he beat her in the head with a hammer. (AP Photo/Anoka County Sheriff) (8 Mar 2013)
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