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Posted at 2:11 PM ET, 07/19/2010

Suspect id'd in mother-daughter slayings

By Washington Post editors

Prince George’s County homicide detectives have identified a suspect in the high-profile slayings of two sets of mothers and daughters last year, according to sources familiar with the cases.

The suspect has not been charged or indicted but has been incarcerated for some time on an unrelated charge, the sources said. A motive in the slayings remains unclear, but one source said the suspect seems to be the type most feared: a stranger to his victims.

Police had been saying publicly they had no suspects in the slayings of Karen Lofton and her 16-year-old daughter, Karissa, who were found shot inside their locked home in the Largo area Jan. 26.

They had also been saying publicly they had no suspects in the killings of Delores Dewitt and her 20-year-old daughter, Ebony, whose bodies were found March 16 in a burning car that had been stolen that day. But for some months now, sources said, detectives had been quietly eyeing the man in custody.

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--Matt Zapotosky

By Washington Post editors  | July 19, 2010; 2:11 PM ET
Categories:  Crime and Public Safety, Maryland  
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torture him until he talks.....then, after waiting awhile, torture him some more to make sure the stories match.....then, torture him until he begs for death.

Posted by: californicationdude | July 19, 2010 2:29 PM | Report abuse

Oh my gosh. Please tell me he will get removed from our world? Death penalty!

Posted by: FiatBooks | July 19, 2010 3:11 PM | Report abuse

I was starting to wonder if PG finest had given up on the case, but I see they were basically just chilling and waiting for the right time.

Posted by: PublicEnemy1 | July 19, 2010 3:16 PM | Report abuse

Someone just doesn't start being a double murderer one day. I'm sure this was someone who worked his way up through the justice system and finally graduated with these crimes.
Will be interesting to see how this one goes at trial given the length of time it took to finally connect him to these.

Posted by: BigDaddy651 | July 19, 2010 5:05 PM | Report abuse

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