The Alabama Bureau of Investigation, a division of the Alabama Department of Public Safety, says the man wanted in connection to the murder of 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old caregiver has been arrested. Deandra Marquis Lee, 22, was taken into custody at approximately 11 a.m. Saturday morning in Selma.
The ABI credits Lee's capture through investigative leads, tips from the public and collaborative work among law enforcement partners.
Selma Police Chief William Riley says he received a called around 10:30 a.m. Saturday morning from a concerned citizen. The person gave him information regarding Lee's location at Merrimac Apartments, near Vaughn Medical Center. Once notified of the tip, U.S. Marshalls and ABI breached room 410 and apprehended the suspected. A female was also located inside the apartment. She was taken into custody as well.
Lee was transported to ABI Headquarters in Montgomery. He has been charged with three counts of murder in the deaths of 9-year-old twins Jordan and Taylor Dejerinett of Montgomery and their 73-year-old caregiver, Jack Mac Girdner of Hope Hull.
The ABI encourages anyone with information on the triple homicide to call the Crime Tip Line at (800) 392-8011.