Neighbors Shocked Murder Suspect Lived Near Twins
Neighbors who lived by the Dejerinett twins in
According to the Alabama Bureau of investigation, 9-year-old twins Taylor and Jordan Dejerinett lived on
“No, I didn't even know [Deandre Lee] stayed in this area, wow, no we didn't know that,” said Jimmy Smith who lives near the twins.
Smith and his wife Wanda have been living on
“He could still be in the area and not know it, but it makes me very uncomfortable, very uncomfortable,” Wanda Smith said, shaking her head in disbelief.
Like so many of the twins’ family members and people in the community, the Smith’s want answers.
“Was it out of anger, jealousy or something?” Jimmy Smith said, questioning the intent of whoever killed the twins.
“God, I hope they find him,” Wanda Smith said, “That’s kind of scary for anybody with kids.”
The Smiths said they always saw the twins' babysitter, 73-year-old Jack Girdner, driving past their home to pick up the children. They could not believe all three are gone.
“Just about every weekend he would be up through here, and the next time we seen him we seen him on the news,” Jimmy Smith said.
“We know the white Mercedes [Girdner] would drive, we know the black Mercedes he would drive, he would also come through in a pick-up truck sometimes,” Jimmy Smith said recalling the countless times Girdner would drive by.
Wanda Smith was noticeably shaken up, she said, “I just hate that those babies' lives were taken like that, [they] hadn’t got a chance to start to do anything, they was just babies.”
“It’s sad, it’s really sad,” she said.
CBS-8 also spoke with members of Taylor and Jordan Dejerinett’s family, they say are grateful for the community's support during this tragic time of their lives.