24-year-old allegedly stabbed couple, returned next day to shoot their 17-month-old daughter
Authorities in Missouri are investigating a triple homicide that occurred in Wayne and Butler counties.
According to People magazine, 24-year-old Drew Atchison is "facing a possible death sentence after authorities charged him with allegedly stabbing a young couple to death before returning the next day to fatally shoot their 17-month-old daughter."
The victims have been identified as Harley Michael Million, 24, Samara Fontaine Kitts, 23, and their daughter, Willa Fontaine Million.
According to court documents, Atchison stabbed the couple Thursday at their home.
Fox News reports, “he then placed the bodies in Million’s truck, before locking the toddler in a room overnight with dogs.”
The following day, he went back and destroyed evidence, the documents said. Atchison then allegedly placed the child in Million’s truck and drove to Butler County where he shot the 17-month-old and “buried her with her parents beneath blankets and trash,” notes CBS News.
A press release on Tuesday by Wayne County Sheriff’s Department notes, “the suspect was taken into custody and charged with three counts felony murder in the first degree, three counts of felony armed criminal action, felony child kidnapping and felony tampering in the first degree.”
Atchison has allegedly confessed to the murders. However, no possible motive has been reported yet.