Mother, 9-year-old daughter killed in horrific axe murder; relative arrested

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A mother and 9-year-old daughter were found dead in their home, allegedly bludgeoned to death with an axe by a family member, WNBC reported.

"She said she wanted him out he says he would leave before the end of the month," family member Atasha Scott told WABC.

"But he didn't; he didn't leave. He murdered them."

Police arrested 44-year-old Everoy J. Morrison in Maryland hours after the grisly discovery of the bodies of 45-year-old Keisha Morrison and her 9-year-old daughter Kelsey in their home in Roselle, New Jersey.

Scott said Everoy Morrison killed his sister-in-law and his niece with an axe and then fled in Keisha's car, according to WABC.

"On the floor, it seemed like somebody was trying to clean up blood, like it was swirled around," Scott told WNBC.

Scott added that Everoy Morrison had recently been asked to leave the home after living there for two years in the basement because he was "down on his luck." Scott declined to provide specifics, saying simply that Keisha and the girls were "uncomfortable" with him being in the home.

Scott says Morrison, after bludgeoning Keisha and Kelsey to death with an axe, wrapped their bodies in sheets, and stuffed them under his niece's bed.

Gary Morrison, the husband and father of the victims, reportedly raced home after receiving a call from his older daughters. His older girls told him that when they woke up, they discovered blood on the walls of little Kelsey's bedroom. The older girls reportedly hid in fear in another room while their uncle was upstairs.

On arriving, Gary Morrison discovered the bodies of his wife and daughter as well as a bloody axe under a mattress.

Everoy Morrison is Gary Morrison's half-brother, according to Inside Edition.

Police arrested Everoy Morrison hours later in Maryland, apparently driving Keisha's BMW. He is being held at Baltimore County Detention Center on stolen vehicle charges. He is awaiting extradition to New Jersey, where no charges have yet been filed in the double homicide.

"It's heartbreaking, who does that to a family, period, but to a baby girl who's defenseless, I'm in the military so it's hard to see this, I will never ever get used to having to face something like this," a neighbor called Rosie told the outlet.

Kelsey's 10th birthday would have been Sunday.

Watch WNBC's coverage of the horrific murder below.

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Florida rapper killed pregnant girlfriend with her toddler son in the car just 3 days after he was acquitted of double murder, police say

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A Florida rapper is accused of killing his pregnant girlfriend just three days after he was acquitted of murdering two men. Police say the Florida man was motivated to murder the woman because she believed that he was the father of the unborn child.

Pregnant mother shot to death with her toddler son in the car

Alana Sims, 22, was shot in the head and killed in the New Tampa neighborhood on Jan. 30. The dead body of Sims was found outside her car in the Easton Park subdivision. Sims' 18-month-old son was found unharmed, sleeping in a car seat inside a 2021 Fort Ecosport. Sims was five months pregnant at the time of her murder.

Police suspect that Sims was killed by Billy Bennett Adams III – a rapper who performs under the stage name "Ace NH."

Investigators believe that Sims had been "lured" to the subdivision to attend a party to celebrate Adams' acquittal.

Tampa police Major Mike Stout said Sims considered Adams to be her boyfriend, and she believed that he was the father of her unborn child. Adams disputed that he was the father of the unborn child.

Adams, 25, claimed that he was home the entire evening of Jan. 30.

Surveillance cameras caught a vehicle registered to Adams' father entering the subdivision around the same time as Sims' car, according to court documents.

Adams recanted his earlier statements about being home all night when he was confronted by police about the surveillance video connecting him to the crime scene. He told investigators that he was with friends on the night of Sims' murder. Adams reportedly provided police with a video of him out with friends, and claimed it was taken on Jan. 30. However, investigators determined that he altered the video and that the footage was actually recorded on Feb. 1.

When confronted by police again, Adams reportedly admitted that he met Sims at the Easton Park subdivision. He even confessed to killing her, but claimed that Sims was the aggressor and he reacted in self-defense, according to court documents.

Authorities said, "Initially the defendant stated that the victim pulled a gun on him and while the defendant wrestled with the victim he shot her. When the defendant could not demonstrate the events the defendant changed his statement to the fact that the victim pulled a gun on him and he was able to get the gun away from the victim and then shot her in the head as self-defense."

Adams was arrested on Wednesday on charges related to the shooting death of the pregnant mother. Adams was charged with first-degree murder. He also faces a charge of killing an unborn child by injury to the mother.

Suspect was acquitted of double murder days earlier after claiming self-defense

Just three days before Sims was murdered, Adams was acquitted of first-degree murder and burglary charges.

A Tampa jury acquitted Adams for the 2020 murder of two men in a recording studio in Lutz, Florida.

During the trial, Adams claimed that he shot Trevon Albury and Daniel Thompson in self-defense. Adams claimed that he overheard Albury and Thompson discussing a plot to rob the studio's owner, Joseph Meeks.

Adams told the court that Albury pointed a gun at the back of Meeks.

"I pulled out my gun and I shot Mr. Albury in fear for Mr. Meeks being shot or myself being shot," Adams alleged.

Adams claimed Thompson attempted to take away his gun so he shot him twice in the face.

"I was in fear that he would have shot me or Mr. Meeks," Adams testified. "So I shot Mr. Thompson, back to back."

Hillsborough Circuit Judge Christopher Sabella told Adams after the jury's verdict, "The jury did find that you are not criminally responsible for that, but I certainly hope that you find yourself in the future never in a situation that may involve anything like this. I don’t ever want to see you back here in this courthouse."

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Florida rapper accused of killing pregnant girlfriend after being acquitted of murder

Violent felon with at least 65 arrests on his record released from jail two days before allegedly stabbing man, woman over 160 times in shocking double murder

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A 42-year-old violent felon who's been arrested at least 65 times was released from jail two days before allegedly stabbing a man and woman over 160 times total in a double murder in Seattle on Sunday.

What are the details?

Seattle police arrested John Marcel Williams for killing a 53-year-old man and a 55-year-old woman inside an apartment on the 6100 block of 4th Ave S in the city's Georgetown neighborhood, KOMO-TV reported.

The man was found with more than 60 stab wounds; the woman was found with more than 100 stab wounds, KCPQ-TV said.

The murders occurred around 4:15 p.m., KOMO said, adding that residents said a neighbor called 911 after finding the two victims inside the apartment.

The victims were identified in court documents as Maryanne Wooden and Howard Hicks, the station said.

Court documents indicate the suspect was seen on surveillance video walking toward the apartment with Wooden “then leaving the apartment" and appearing to "have blood on his hands,” KOMO reported.

Police got a 911 call about 30 minutes later in regard to a man walking around covered in blood and arrested the suspect within walking distance of the murder scene, the station said.

What do we know about Williams?

Court records show Williams has at least 65 arrests out of California and four arrests this year in Washington state for attempted rape, property destruction, vehicle prowling, unlawful use of weapons, and misdemeanor assault, KOMO said.

Williams was arrested Labor Day weekend for attacking workers at Bacco Café near Pike Place Market — but only charged with misdemeanor assault, the station said.

“That was the call by Seattle Police, and usually that’s done because of evidence or what they’re able to prove, before they send it to our office or the city attorney’s office,” Casey McNerthney, spokesperson for the King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, told KOMO.

The Seattle City Attorney’s Office added to the station that it negotiated a plea agreement for Williams to serve 60 days in jail with the rest of his nearly year-long sentence suspended for 24 months.

Williams pleaded guilty to three counts of misdemeanor assault and was sentenced to 56 days in jail with credit for time served, KOMO said, and was released Friday — two days before police said he committed the double murder.

The King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office told the station Williams’ attempted rape case from July hadn't been sent yet to its office for felony charges, but that case is still under investigation.

Williams waived his first appearance in court Tuesday afternoon, KOMO said, adding that a judge found probable cause for two counts of first-degree murder with a deadly weapon enhancement. A bail hearing will take place Wednesday, the station said.

'Nobody deserves to die like that'

Nearby residents were shaken by the double murder, KOMO said.

“Nobody deserves to die like that,” Shelley Young, who lives nearby, told the station. “I’m scared; I keep myself in the house most of the time.”

John Terhofter, who also lives nearby, noted to KOMO that “Maryanne was a good friend of mine, caring person, really caring. It’s sad.”

Terhofter added to the station that he "went down there, the door was open, I just looked, I saw somebody on the floor."

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Illegal alien charged with randomly slashing Florida couple's throats as they rode bikes home​

An illegal immigrant has been charged in the gruesome stabbing deaths of a married couple in Daytona Beach, Florida.

What are the details?

The horrifying murders of 48-year-old Terry Aultman and 55-year-old Brenda Aultman shocked the local community earlier this month. The husband and wife had been riding their bicycles back home from the city's Bike Week festivities when they were attacked, seemingly at random.

On Sunday morning, March 7, a bystander discovered their bloodied bodies on the side of the road; their throats were slashed and they had multiple stab wounds. The local police chief called it "one of the most vicious and gruesome incidents" he had ever witnessed.

A few days later, police released photos and a video of a person of interest in the murder and asked the community to come forward with information.

Since then, authorities in Volusia County have identified, arrested, and charged their suspect, WOFL-TV reported. He is 32-year-old Jean Robert Macean of Orlando.

According to inmate records, Macean is being held without bond in the Volusia County Jail on two charges of first-degree murder and an additional charge of "illegal immigrant/alien."

Police previously reported that Macean is from Haiti. However, further details about his citizenship or resident status remain unclear.

What else?

WESH-TV reported that Macean was arrested at his Orlando apartment last Thursday following an intense manhunt. He reportedly confessed to the murders during interviews with police.

Authorities claimed that more than 100 tips came in just one day after Daytona Beach Police announced a $50,000 reward for his capture. They maintain that the crime was a random act of violence. Macean allegedly did not know the victims, and investigators have not assigned any motive for the crimes.

Daytona Beach Police Chief Jakari Young said in a press conference after Macean's arrest that the heinous crimes are yet another example of the "evil" in the world.

Brenda Aultman's daughter called Macean a "monster" and added that her mother was her best friend. She previously described her mother and her husband as a beautiful, fun, loving couple.

The Aultmans had just moved to the residential beachside area six months prior and were reportedly extremely happy just enjoying life together.

"They walked to the beach every day. It was like their dream house. They bought bicycles. They just bought a Jeep. They were loving it. They loved the neighborhood," a neighbor recalled.

Arrest made in deadly Daytona Beach Bike Week stabbings