Maryland police have arrested a man who they believe is behind the brutal murders of three girls, ranging in ages from five to 10. The mother came home from work early Friday morning to find the girls in their beds, suffering from apparent stab wounds.
Antonio Williams, 25, was taken into custody by local police on Friday night after reportedly confessing to the killings.
Williams has been charged with first and second degree murder.
No information has been released about how old the children were and if they were related. Judge Patrice Lewis ordered the state to complete a mental evaluation of him by August 29.
Police said the three girls were pronounced dead at the scene.
The DeCree sisters, who were the daughters of Kelley's cousin, were from Newark, New Jersey, and had been staying in Maryland for the summer. A fourth child was also home at the time of the stabbings, but was unharmed.
Police arrived at the scene around 7:30 a.m. and said the girls had stab and puncture wounds.
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A member of the Prince Georges County Police comforts a grieving woman on Brooke Jane Drive, where officers are investigating the deaths of three children on Friday in Clinton.
"Detectives are working to establish a motive in this case", a police spokesman said.
On Saturday, Williams, 25, was charged with triple murder.
He's now in prison at the Department of Corrections, being held without bond.
State's Attorney Angela Alsobrooks told NBC that Prince George's County had awoken to "yet another nightmare".
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