Two Florida teenagers have been arrested in an “execution style” double murder carried out in a rural North Florida home on July 30, 2022.
One of the teens was just 15 at the time of the “brutal” killings, according to the Baker County Sheriff’s Office.
Curtis Peyton Austin, who faces a first-degree murder charge, turned 16 on Jan. 26, the sheriff’s office reported in a news release.
His roommate, 19-year-old Waylon “Joseph” Hannah, has also been charged with first-degree murder, officials said.
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Another man, 25-year-old Robert Martin Trueblood, has been arrested and charged with being an accessory after the fact to murder and tampering with evidence, the sheriff’s office said.
Austin and Hannah are accused of shooting David “Daniel” Sigers, 54, and James Michael “Bo” Thomas, 49, in late July at a home in Macclenny, about 30 miles west of Jacksonville, officials said.
The bodies were discovered on Aug. 1, and the resulting publicity generated fear in the community as police struggled to come up with suspects or a motive.
The crime scene was described as “brutal,” but further details have not been released.
Baker Sheriff Scotty Rhoden referred to the incident as a “heinous act of violence that Baker County is not used to.”
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