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Man Accused Of Double Homicide After Allegedly Shooting Girlfriend, Her Grandmother Who Attempted To Intervene

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Source: Colombia Police Department; UNSPLASH

Nov. 8 2022, Published 10:10 a.m. ET

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A grandmother and her granddaughter were shot dead in Missouri after a suspect allegedly beat the younger woman up, family claimed.

Columbia police said they arrested Cadilac Derrick, 35, on suspicion of two counts of second-degree murder and two counts of armed criminal action, KMIZ reported.

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Around 11 p.m. on Nov. 5, police responding to a report of shots fired located Lea'johna Sanders, 22, dead from gunshot wounds.

A second victim, Laura Myers, 53, was transported to an area hospital with injuries and later pronounced dead.

Derrick was booked without bond into the Boone County jail.

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Sander’s uncle, Anthony Flowers, said Myers was his niece’s grandmother.

According to KMIZ, Flowers implied Sanders and Derrick were in a romantic relationship and had issues.

“Now there's a child that's going to be left with no parents, no grandparents, and it's just a tragedy when there was definitely something that could have prevented this,” he told the station.

“He was beating her up and Laura [Myers] went over there to intervene and before she could put the phone down she heard a gunshot, and god only knows what happened when she walked in.”


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