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A prosecutor says murder charges are being filed against a man being sought in the killings of 9-year-old twins and their 73-year-old baby sitter.
Lowndes County District Attorney Charlotte Tesmer said Thursday that three murder charges are being filed against Deandra (dee-AHN'-dray) Lee, 22, a man who up to this point has only been called a "person of interest".
Tesmer says police have not found Lee but are actively searching for him.
Investigators found the bodies of all three victims, Jordan and Taylor DeJerinett and Jack Mac Girdner, Tuesday on a dirt road near Hayneville, near the elderly man's home.
The mother of the two young victims left the twins at the 73-year-old's house while she went to work.
It was not clear if Lee knew any of the victims or their families.
Lee is no stranger to law enforcement, especially in West Alabama. Dallas County District Attorney Michael Jackson says he's very familiar with the man, adding that his life of crime started when he was a teenager.
Lee found himself in the Prosecutor's crosshairs in a courtroom back in 2008. He was charged with two counts of capital murder, but he was ultimately aquitted by a jury on the counts. Lee never took the stand in the trial.
At the time of the triple Lowndes County slaying, Lee was out of jail on bond from Dallas County. He was facing charges that include being in possession of a firearm with an altered serial number, obstruction of justice, resisting arrest and violation of a license to carry a pistol.
If you have any information that could help authorities located Lee, you're asked to call police immediately. Do not approach him. He is considered armed and dangerous.
WSFA 12 News continues to follow this developing story. We'll have Team 12 coverage in all of our evening newcasts, on WSFA.COM and on your mobile device.
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