A New Jersey man living in his brother’s basement is accused of using an ax to commit the double murder of his young niece and sister-in-law, prosecutors said.
Everoy L. Morrison, 44, was charged on May 8 with two counts of first-degree and weapons counts in connection with the recent murders of Keisha Morrison, 45, and 9-year-old Kelsey Morrison, WNBC reported.
According to the station, on April 18, Kelsey didn’t attend school and nobody had been in contact with her mother, Keisha. Around noon, Gary Morrison went to the family’s home in Roselle to check on his wife and daughter and discovered bloody sheets in a bedroom as well as a bloody ax stuffed under the mattress.
Gary’s sister, Atasha Scott, told WNBC that whoever killed the mother and daughter had “wrapped them up in bed sheets, stuffed them under my niece's bed.”
"On the floor, it seemed like somebody was trying to clean up blood, like it was swirled around," Scott said.
Citing a law enforcement source, WNBC reported Everoy fled the home, where he was living in the basement, in his sister-in-law’s new BMW, which was later tracked to Maryland.
Everoy reportedly had lived in the family's basement for over two years but Gary and Keisha recently told him he needed to move out.
"I can’t go into details exactly what occurred, but I can tell you she was uncomfortable and neither were nieces with him being in the home, in the basement," Scott told WNBC, claiming the suspect had issues with Gary. “This guy was jealous of my brother and what he had. He wanted what he had.”
"Like a Lifetime movie,” Scott told WNBC of the double murder. “I feel like I’m in 'The Twilight Zone' right now.”
The suspect faces up to life behind bars if convicted of the charges against him.
The investigation is ongoing.
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