MIAMI GARDENS (CBSMiami) – Miami Gardens Police have announced that they have one suspect in custody and are trying to identify a second suspect in the murders of a retired minister and her grandson earlier this month.
Miami Gardens Police arrested Reginald Louis Jackson and charged him with two counts of 1st Degree Murder, two counts of kidnapping, and two counts of armed robbery for the murders.
Police said that Jackson has a lengthy criminal history, including charges of armed robbery, larceny, domestic violence, and battery among others, and was only released from state prison in December 2012.
Miami Gardens Police said they are still looking for another person who they believe used a credit card of one of the victims.
The bodies of Tyrone Walker Jr., 20, and his grandmother, 70-year old Annette Anderson, were found bound with duct tape in the woman’s Miami Gardens home on July 16th.
Walker’s parents said it appears they were killed execution style.
Tyrone’s parents said their son, who everyone called TJ, had moved from Jacksonville to South Florida to attend ITT Tech. Walker Jr. had only been here for a couple of months was going to school to earn a computer science degree.
Carolyn Walker, who lost both her son and her mother, said her brother was the one who found them. She knew immediately when he called that there was trouble. “He just kept saying that, ‘he’s in there, he’s in there’ and I said ‘he’s in where?’ And he said ‘mom too!’ And when he said ‘mom too,’ I knew it was bad.”
One of the questions yet to be answered is when they were killed.
Police got a call Tuesday from a concerned neighbor who said she hadn’t seen them for days. For the stunned family, they’re finding slight comfort in knowing they were at least together when they were murdered.