An Alabama teen is being charged as an adult after police say he stabbed three family members to death.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, Landon Durham, 16, is facing capital murder charges in connection with the death of his mother and his two younger brothers. The victims have been identified as Holli Christina Durham, 36, and twin brothers Branson Durham and Baron Durham, both 13.
Authorities found the victims inside a home off of Roy Lackey Lane in Munford, around a mile away from Munford High School, on Tuesday evening. Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens confirmed that Landon Durham is believed to responsible for the deaths.
Investigators believe the murders happened at around 3 a.m. on early Tuesday morning. Police went to the home after a concerned family member who hadn’t heard from the victims stopped by to check on them. The family discovered the grisly scene, dashed from the home and called 911.
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“Sometime around late last night (Tuesday, January 21, 2020), we got a report of some people stabbed to death. During the course of the investigation, it was determined that Landon Durham is the person who committed the crimes,” Giddens said in the January 22 press conference. “He was arrested today.”
Although investigators haven’t released many details about the incident, Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens said the teen went to school the following day, on Tuesday. On Wednesday, at around 7:45 a.m., authorities found Durham in front of a store off of County Line 71, close to County Road 38.
“He was apprehended at the store across from Beans and Greens Restaurant, without incident,” Cherokee County investigator, Sheriff Jeff Shaver, said.
It’s unclear where Durham was traveling to on Wednesday morning, but authorities said he was headed in the direction of Etowah County. The motive for the killings is also unclear at this time.
According to a preliminary arrest warrant obtained by Al.com, Durham used a knife to intentionally kill the victims. He’s scheduled for a court hearing in March.
Durham remains bars without bail. Although he’s charged with capital murder, he is not eligible for the death sentence. If convicted, he faces life in prison.
The story continues to develop. Check back for updates.
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[Feature Photo: Durham Family/Facebook]