Accused double murderer on the run

Albert Turner was arrested in North Carolina Friday.

December 27, 2009 4:13:46 PM PST
An accused double murderer is on the run right now and Rosenberg police want to track him down. Albert Turner, 44, a prison guard with the Texas Department of Criminal Justice, is accused of killing his own wife and mother-in-law early Sunday morning.

The calm and quiet Sunday morning of the Bayou Park neighborhood in Rosenberg does not tell the story of what happened during the overnight hours when 911 operators took a frantic call from a home there.

"Basically, all they heard was some screaming in the background and that's all they could get," said Lt. Colin Davidson with the Rosenberg Police Department. "Police officers arrived, found what they found to be a very violent crime scene."

Lt. Davidson says at the house, officers discovered Betty Jo Frank, 59, dead, and her daughter, Keitha Turner, 39, gravely injured. Both of them had been stabbed. Keitha would later die at the hospital.

"It looks like it was some kind of domestic situation between husband, wife," said Lt. Davidson. "Mother-in-law was somehow involved."

Rosenberg police say Albert Turner, a prison guard in the Sugar Land area, who immediately fled the scene, is responsible.

Police say there were witnesses to the crime, some of them small children, and Betty Jo's husband was there, too. He's the pastor of the Church of Living Waters. The family was not there Sunday morning, but this is a community and family that will certainly need its faith in the days to come.

Rosenberg police say the suspect was driving a maroon Honda Accord with Texas license plates 494-JFY. Authorities say Turner has family in Florida, so they have given other law enforcement agencies along interstate ten a heads-up as well.


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