Lowndes Co. Triple Murder Suspect Arrested For Slaying Twins and their Babysitter


By Heather VacLav

Triple murder suspect 22-year-old Deandra Marquis Lee has been taken into custody.

Selma Police Chief William Riley said in an email law enforcement received a tip at 10:30 Saturday morning in reference to Lee's location.

The tip led law enforcement to a unit at Merrimac Apartments in Selma.

Riley said U.S. Marshal and Alabama Bureau of Investigation agents breached the unit and captured Lee. 

Lee was taken to ABI Headquarters in Montgomery for interrogation.

Lee is accused of killing 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett, plus their babysitter 73-year-old Jack Mac Girdner.

He was named a person of interest in the killings Wednesday after the bodies of the twins and Girdner were found on a dirt road near Hayneville, near the elderly man's home.

Watch CBS 8 News Weekend at 6&10 for continuing coverage of Lee's arrest.


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