An Alabama Boy has been charged with capital murder in the deaths of his mother and younger twin brothers earlier this week.
Landon Durham, 16, was arrested Wednesday following the fatal stabbings of his mother, 36-year-old Holli Christina Durham, and his 13-year-old twin brothers, Branson and Baron Durham, who were found in their Munford home — about 60 miles east of Birmingham — Tuesday night, according to Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens, per AL.com Thursday.
Authorities believe Durham’s relatives were killed around 3 a.m. Tuesday and that the teen then went to sleep before attending school later that day as if nothing had happened.
He was located at 7:40 a.m. Wednesday en route to Etowah County, and according to the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, was apprehended at a store without incident.
Talladega County Sheriff Jimmy Kilgore does not believe the community nor local Munford schools are in danger but stationed additional deputies at said schools Wednesday, as a precautionary measure.
Prior to his arrest, a BOLO (or “be on the lookout”) stated that the teen may have been armed with knives and swords, according to WPMI.