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Charges upgraded for double murder suspects

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TERRY, MS (Mississippi News Now) -

By  David Kenney - bio | email

TERRY, MS (WLBT) - Charges have been upgraded against two men charged with capital murder in the death of a Terry couple. The two were found slain inside their home Wednesday afternoon. Investigators believe they could have been there since Sunday. 

29-year-Old Deon Carter and 20-year-Old Travaris Christian were each facing two counts of capital murder . Now, additional charges of house burglary, felony child abuse, and conspiracy were filed against them Thursday.

The murder victims have been identified as Robert Carter and Renitra Mark. The two were found shot in separate rooms of the house.  Their 7-month-old son, Robert Jr., was found unharmed lying next to his mother.  Investigators say he had been there alone since Monday. 

Investigators believe a feud over a truck may have been a motive in the murder. Family members say Robert had loaned the truck to Deon, but there may have been an altercation when he tried to bring the truck back. 

The brothers' mother Gloria told reporters, "How can you kill your own brother as a matter of fact, anybody, I don't understand it. Robert was a good person, he'd try to help anybody, anybody he can he try to help 'em, he was a good person, he wasn't violent, he wasn't none of that. Everything he did, he worked for it and get it everything he did."

 Robert Jr. was released from the hospital and is now staying with an aunt.

Deon Carter and Travaris Christian will make their initial appearance tomorrow morning before Judge Houston Patton at 9 a.m Friday.

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