Suspect identified in Brookshire double murder

March 13, 2010 7:20:30 AM PST
Police in the small town of Brookshire have announced that they have a suspect in the murders of a man and his girlfriend who were shot and killed while two young girls slept in the next room. The suspect spoke with police for several hours Friday, but has been released. We won't identify the man or his female companion because he has not been charged with any crime. He was called by Brookshire police to come in for questioning. He left after two and a half hours with no comment.

However, after the interview, Brookshire Police Chief Joe Prejean called the man a suspect.

"Yes, I have to say I can't rule him out," he told us.

Chief Prejean is working to solve the double murders of Janella Edwards and Stanley Jackson. Both were found murdered in their Brookshire home Thursday morning. Both had gunshot wounds to the head. The two small sisters, age 6 and 9, were in the house at the time of the killings. They were not injured.

Authorities say the girls were asleep when the crime happened . The vicitms were babysitting the sisters. Meanwhile, neighbors remain shocked by the crime and have had a hard time coping.

"It's really bad around here right now," said neighbor Calvin Johnson. "It's bad. Everybody's sad. Real good people, real good. They were some of the nicest people in Brookshire."

Waller County Crime Stoppers is offering a $5,000 reward for information leading to an arrest in this crime. The number is 800-392-STOP.

An autopsy is being performed to determine an official cause of death.


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