Suspect in motel slayings indicted

A grand jury has indicted the man accused of stabbing to death a mother and her child on two counts of capital murder.

The stabbing happened at the Shelby Motor Lodge in Alabaster July 15.  Police say 34 year old Terrance Patterson of Louisiana killed 24 year old Tryphena Lacey and her 9 month old daughter.  Authorities say Patterson was the child's father.

Police said officers responded to the motel after receiving a call that a male with blood on his shirt was outside one of the motel rooms.