Another arrest in double murder investigation - - Jackson, MS

Another arrest in double murder investigation

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By  David Kenney - bio | email

JACKSON, MS (WLBT) - A 3rd person is now in police custody in connection with the double murder of Robert Carter and Renitra Mark in Terry.

The two were found shot to death earlier this week inside Carter's home.

Travaris Christian and Deon Carter were denied bond during their initial court appearance this Friday morning. A 3rd man arrested just this morning is Christian's Uncle. He is 45-year-old Alonzo Christian of Jackson. All 3 are charged with capital murder.

According to the affidavit, Christian and Carter admitted they went to the house with the intention of burglarizing the home. They did not expect anyone to be there. A fight ensued, and Robert Carter was shot through the door. The affidavit says Deon Carter then chased Renitra Mark through the house before opening fire on her.

An infant child was also in the house when the shootings occurred, but he was not injured.

Friday Hinds county deputies shared their story of how they discovered 7-month-old Robert Carter Jr.

Corporal John Sanders says, "I looked to my left and noticed a small child lying on the floor.  As soon as I identified myself I heard the baby start crying so that gave me a sense of comfort, knowing the baby was alright."

Deputy Christopher Smith fed the baby and changed his diaper.  Robert Jr. had been alone in the house for two days before deputies arrived, saving him.  Pediatricians say a child his age could only survive for about five days without food or water.

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