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Posted: April 4, 2011 3:13 p.m.

Man charged in three deaths in Lithonia

LITHONIA, Ga. - A 21-year-old man was charged with three counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault in a stabbing attack on four people at a home near Lithonia.

DeKalb County sheriff's records showed Eugene Quatron McCoy was booked into the county jail early Monday. The records indicate he lived at the house, and he was arrested nearby.

Two of the victims were children, police said. They said McCoy was a member of the family.

A bloody knife could still be seen on the porch Monday morning. A spokeswoman for the DeKalb County Police Department said she did not know if the knife was related to the stabbings reported around 8:45 p.m. Sunday.

Police spokeswoman Mekka Parish said the only survivor of the attack, a woman, ran through the woods to a house in a nearby subdivision to call police.

Jail records indicate that McCoy has been arrested six times previously, twice involving family violence orders. He was last arrested on January 8 on a criminal trespass charge, and was released from the jail on March 16.

The identities of the victims were being withheld pending notification of family members, Parish said.

 

 

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