The Serbian soccer star is accused of raping and murdering a high school friend

<pre><pre>The Serbian soccer star is accused of raping and murdering a high school friend

A former amateur footballer was formally charged Friday with the rape and murder of a 19-year-old girl.

It is suspected that Jalique Keene, 21, killed Mikaela Conley near the Connors-Emerson School in Bar Harbor, according to WABI 5.

Conley's body was discovered in a wooded area near the school on June 2 after his family reported that he had disappeared a day earlier.

It is suspected that Jalique Keene (pictured left), 21, killed 19-year-old Mikaela Conley (right) near Connors-Emerson School in Bar Harbor on June 2.

Conley's body was discovered in a wooded area near the school after his family reported his disappearance only a day earlier.

Conley's body was discovered in a wooded area near the school after his family reported his disappearance only a day earlier.

Conley's body was discovered in a wooded area near the school after his family reported his disappearance only a day earlier.

According to the authorities, the two went together to Mount Desert Island High School, where Keene was a star runner before graduating in 2015.

He was arrested shortly after video surveillance cameras captured him and allegedly dragged Conley through a schoolyard to the wooded area where he was later discovered.

According to the authorities, the two went together to Mount Desert Island High School, where Keene was a star runner before graduating in 2015.

According to the authorities, the two went together to Mount Desert Island High School, where Keene was a star runner before graduating in 2015.

According to the authorities, the two went together to Mount Desert Island High School, where Keene was a star runner before graduating in 2015.

The autopsy report later concluded that Conley died of strangulation and blunt trauma to the head.

Keene told police during the interrogation that he had sex with Conley and later admitted to having had a "physical altercation" with the teenager that night.

The 21-year-old, however, denies killing Conley and claims to have left the playground after his liaison. He also told the police that their sexual encounter had been consensual.

Court documents show that on May 31, Conley had driven to Boston to pick up Keene at the Logan airport, where he would return from Serbia after playing a season with the Kraljevo Royal Crowns, an amateur football team.

She returned with him to her home in Bar Harbor the same afternoon on Eden Street, which is located directly across from Conners-Emerson School.

Police say that Conley had posted a video to Snapchat of the two together in the playground around 2 a. M. From June 1. It is not clear what was captured in the clip.

Keene told police that it was the first time the two had sex and that she "got angry" after they did, which led to a physical altercation.

He says he left Conley at about 3:30 a.m. that morning and he never saw her again.

But Detective Tom Pickering wrote in an affidavit from the court that the former athlete had been captured by security cameras dragging an unconscious Conley over his welding at the same time.

"At 3:36 a.m. a man who seems to be Jalique [appeared] at his side and after some kind of interaction, he is seen lifting over his shoulder and walking with her while she is getting up, "the detective wrote.

Hours later, the same cameras recorded Keene & # 39; coming from a row of outdoor bushes holding Mikaela apparently lifeless by the wrists that covered her back with her body hanging from her back and dragging her hastily … to the area where her body was found later.

Keene is being held without bail in the Hancock County Jail in Ellsworth and is scheduled to appear in the Hancock County Superior Court on August 21, according to News Center Maine, affiliated with NBC.

Conley had driven to Boston to pick up Keene at the Logan airport, where he would return from Serbia after playing a season with an amateur football team (Pictured: Mikaela Conley's Vigil)

Conley had driven to Boston to pick up Keene at the Logan airport, where he would return from Serbia after playing a season with an amateur football team (Pictured: Mikaela Conley's Vigil)

Conley had driven to Boston to pick up Keene at the Logan airport, where he would return from Serbia after playing a season with an amateur football team (Pictured: Mikaela Conley's Vigil)

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