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Coroner: Mother, three children killed in stabbing at Elizabeth Canty Homes

Mother, children killed in stabbing at Columbus apartment

Police are investigating the stabbing deaths of four people, a mother and three children, at an apartment at Elizabeth Canty Homes. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan pronounced 29-year old Jerrica Spellman and her children dead on July 17, 2019.
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Police are investigating the stabbing deaths of four people, a mother and three children, at an apartment at Elizabeth Canty Homes. Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan pronounced 29-year old Jerrica Spellman and her children dead on July 17, 2019.

Update: Police arrested a suspect and charged him with four counts of murder. Read more.

Columbus police charged a 27-year-old man in the deaths of a mother and her children at the Elizabeth Canty Homes. Travane Brandon Jackson is charged with four counts of murder (family violence). Chief Ricky Boren gave an update on July 18, 2019.

Columbus Police remain on the scene Thursday morning of a stabbing Wednesday night in Columbus that left four people, a mother and her three children, dead.

Police are investigating the stabbing deaths at an apartment at Elizabeth Canty Homes, according to Muscogee County Coroner Buddy Bryan.

Bryan said Wednesday night he responded to the scene off Cusseta Road near 20th Ave. and pronounced 29-year old Jerrica Spellman and her three children dead around 9:45 p.m.

One child was 3 years old, another 1 year old and the youngest approximately 4 or 5 months old, Bryan said.

Bryan said the bodies will be sent to Atlanta for an autopsy.

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