Suspect in the killing of 5 in Alabama home arrested

Five people, including a pregnant woman were killed in rural Citronelle, Alabama on Saturday, and a suspect was arrested later in Mississippi, according to media reports.


The 27-year-old suspect turned himself to police several hours after he killed five people in a family his girlfriend was staying with, using firearms and several other weapons, a CNN report said.

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Derrick Dearman, kidnapped his girlfriend and a three-month-old baby after the killing and drove them back to his father’s home in Mississippi but later decided to set them free and surrender to the police, according to the Mobile County Sheriff’s Office.

The suspect’s girlfriend Laneta Lester told police she was trying to end a relationship with him, and had gone to stay at her relative’s house in Alabama.

The police said it could take investigators days to sort out the grisly murder scene in Citronelle, a small town 30 miles northwest of Mobile.

Source: Xinhua/News Ghana

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