Alabama Boy Kills Family, Hits the Hay: Police

Landon Hudson Durham, 16, is accused of murder
By Neal Colgrass,  Newser Staff
Posted Jan 25, 2020 11:15 AM CST
Alabama Boy Kills Family, Hits the Hay: Police
Landon Hudson Durham.   (Talladega County Sheriff's Office)

Police say an Alabama teen murdered his mother and twin brothers this week and calmly went to sleep, reports. Landon Hudson Durham, 16, is accused of fatally stabbing Holli Christina Durham, 36, Branson Durham and Baron Durham, both 13, at 3am Tuesday in Munford. Investigators say the suspect then slept a few hours and went to Munford High School for a regular day. Seems a family member couldn't reach the victims and contacted another family member, who discovered the grisly scene. "It's one of the worst things I've ever seen and I’ve been here for 19 years,'' said Talladega County Chief Deputy Joshua Tubbs. "It's the worst thing I've seen in my career."

Deputies then nabbed Durham without incident on Wednesday morning on county Road 71. Little else is known, but the Anniston Star reports that Durham appeared in court Friday and has a preliminary hearing March 3. Yahoo Finance notes that Holli's Facebook page says she was engaged to be married. The boys' father and other relatives are yet to comment. "This is the kind of crimes you see on TV or the media or the internet that happen in other places and for it to happen here, it really hits home," said Talladega County District Attorney Steve Giddens. "Munford, like all communities in this county, are pretty close-knit, and I know they're hurting, and we are, too..." Durham was charged as an adult but can't face the death penalty because he isn't 18, per WVTM. (Read more murder stories.)

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