Accused killer Alex Deaton faces charges in Mississippi in the deaths of Heather Robinson and Brenda Pinter.
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Almost a year after her death, Heather Robinson’s Bible is back in the hands of her family.
Robinson, a 30-year-old nurse, was strangled to death in February of last year. Authorities say her then-boyfriend, accused killer Alex Deaton, led authorities on a chase that spanned several states after her death.
Authorities announced Monday that Deaton is back in Rankin County to face multiple charges including murder in Robinson’s death. He also faces a murder charge in the death of Brenda Pinter in Neshoba County.
“My hope is that between the sentence that he will receive her and the
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KANSAS CITY, Mo. – Mississippi investigators joined counterparts in Kansas on Thursday, hoping to secure evidence and interview the suspect in a three-state crime spree that included two Mississippi slayings, a New Mexico carjacking and the shooting of a store clerk west of Wichita.
The store clerk, 19-year-old Riley Juel, was in stable condition at a Wichita hospital after Wednesday’s shooting in Pratt.
That’s where suspect Alex Deaton, 28, is suspected of stealing a car, which he later crashed, leading to his capture.
Kansas Attorney General Derek Schmidt late Thursday charged Deaton with attempted first-degree murder, aggravated robbery, theft and fleeing or attempting to elude a police officer. Deaton’s being held on $5 million bond and his first court appearance is scheduled for Monday in Pratt County.
Authorities said Deaton is believed to have strangled his girlfriend, Heather Robinson, 30, late Wednesday, Feb. 22, or early the following day at her apartment in Rankin
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Police say Deaton was also a”person of great interest” in the murder of 69-year-old Brenda Pinter inside a Neshoba County, Mississippi church. Neshoba County officials have now charged Deaton with murder in that case, according to WLBT.
WLBT said Deaton may have stopped in Oklahoma before making his way to New Mexico. Authorities say he carjacked and briefly kidnapped a couple in Albuquerque before fleeing to Kansas, where he was apprehended Wednesday morning.
WLBT outlined the timeline of events:
7:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 – Heather Robinson gets off work at UMMC.
8:00 p.m. Wednesday, February 22 – Robinson texts a friend saying “Happy Birthday” and tells her that she and the Alex Deaton had split up.
Late Wednesday night, February 22 – Deaton likely killed Robinson
Thursday, February 23 – Investigators say Deaton drove to Neshoba County
4:00 p.m. Thursday, February 23 – Brenda Pinter arrives at Dixon Baptist Church. Shorty after she arrives, a white SUV pulls into the
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