A man has been arrested in the shooting death of 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett, and their 73-year-old babysitter Jack Mac Girdner. Their bodies were found Tuesday on a dirt road near Hayneville, Alabama. They were last seen on Sunday by the twins’ mother when she left them with Girdner. When she returned in the evening, they were gone along with Girdner’s car.
Girdner was a retired anesthesiologist and a family friend who met the Dejerinett family through church. He occasionally cared for the twins.
On Saturday morning, 22-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee was arrested in Selma, Alabama. Police found him thanks to tips called into a hotline they had created. A $5000 reward was offered for information leading to the arrest of Lee.
Lee was acquitted of another double murder just last year. At the time of the killings of the children and their babysitter, he was out on bail on felony gun and robbery charges.
Police have not released what evidence connected Lee to the crime, or what the motive might have been.
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