CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — The Latest on the massacre of five adults at a home in south Alabama (all times local):
A Mississippi sheriff says the man accused of slaughtering two women and three men at a home in south Alabama walked into his agency’s office and said he had killed at least one person.
Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod released a statement Monday that noted that Derrick Dearman said while surrendering that he “had killed someone or more than one person” in Citronelle, Alabama.
Alabama authorities say the slain included a 22-year-old woman who was five months pregnant and four adults ranging in age from 23 to 35. Their bodies were found Saturday at the home in Citronelle.
Mobile County sheriff’s Capt. Paul Burch said Dearman attacked the victims as they slept and abducted his estranged girlfriend and an infant from the home. They were found alive.
Authorities in south Alabama say the five people slain in a massacre at a south Alabama home included a 22-year-old woman who was five months pregnant and four other adults ranging in age from 23 to 35.
A sheriff’s captain says the suspect attacked them as they slept and then abducted his estranged girlfriend and an infant from the home. Both of them were found alive.
The bodies of the two women and three men were found Saturday afternoon inside the home in Citronelle, a small town 30 miles northwest of Mobile.
Investigators say 27-year-old Derrick Dearman of Leakesville, Mississippi, faces six counts of capital murder — one count for each of the victims plus an additional murder charged since one of the victims was pregnant.