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Two People Stabbed To Death In Front Of Toddlers. Now, The Couple's Son Is Accused Of Murder.

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Source: MEGA; Columbia police

Apr. 21 2022, Published 9:07 a.m. ET

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A man brutally stabbed his parents to death in front of two toddlers. Now, after a statewide manhunt, police say the suspect is in cuffs.

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Around 10:15 a.m. on April 18, police in Columbia, Tennessee, were called to a home where they found two people dead. The victims were identified as Christopher Gaines, 56, and Katrina Gaines, 51.

The two were the victims of a “brutal” stabbing, according to police.

Two children —who were 4 and 2 years old — were in the home during the attack but unharmed, according to Columbia police.

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Investigators identified the couple’s 27-year-old son, Demondra Gaines, as the suspect in the case. Though, police have not said what caused the man to allegedly murder his parents.

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Police asked for help finding Demondra Gaines, and late on April 19 announced he was arrested in Memphis, Tennessee.

Officials charged the suspect with two counts of first-degree murder, two counts of aggravated assault resulting in death and theft of a motor vehicle.

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Source: MEGA; Columbia police
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