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Suspect in family slaying kills self

March 07, 2009|Times Wire Reports

A man suspected of killing his newlywed wife, his sister-in-law and three young children killed himself Friday after police forced their way into the home he had fled to and found him hiding in a bathroom, authorities said.

Davon Crawford had served prison time for manslaughter and again for assault involving domestic violence, records showed.

Crawford's wife, Lechea, was killed about four miles away in the couple's home Thursday night, along with her sister and the sister's 4-year-old daughter and 2-year-old twins. Another child was wounded.

A relative said the Crawfords had recently married, and police said a 2-month-old baby found unharmed in the home is believed to be theirs.

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