CPD: Arrest made in stabbing deaths of Columbus mother, three young children

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COLUMBUS, Ga. (WRBL) –

UPDATE 07/18/19   7:16 am:  Columbus Police confirmed early this morning that an arrest has been made in connection with Wednesday’s quadruple homicide at the Elizabeth Canty apartments.  Police Major J.D. Hawk said one person was in custody.   The man’s name has not been released nor have his charges.  Additional information will be forthcoming later today, Hawk said.

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A horrific scene Wednesday night and early into Thursday morning as crime scene investigators continued their grisly task of gathering evidence after a mother and her three children were found stabbed to death in an apartment near Cusseta Road.

Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan confirmed late Wednesday evening the brutal deaths of those four victims, including three children, at the Elizabeth Canty Homes.

Bryan confirmed all four family members were stabbed and killed. The victims are 29-year-old Jerrica Spellman and her three children; three-year-old son Kyng, one-year-old daughter McKenzie, and four or five-month-old daughter Kristin, said Bryan.

Homicide detectives, patrol officers, and other police personnel remained on location for hours at the scene of the quadruple homicide.

Their investigation continues into Thursday.

Columbus Police confirmed early this morning that an arrest has been made in connection with Wednesday’s quadruple homicide in south Columbus.  Police Major J.D. Hawk said one was in custody.   The man’s name has not been released, nor have his charges.  Additional information will be forthcoming later today, Hawk said.

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