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Triple Murder Suspect In Critical But Stable Condition

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NASHVILLE, Tenn.- The man accused of brutally stabbing a teenager, his mother and grandmother to death in Bellevue over the weekend has been reported to be in stable condition at Vanderbilt University Medical Center.

On Sunday, 71- year-old Marylea Jordan, her daughter 48-year-old Michelle Pinkowski and grandson 14-year-old Jonathan Culpepper were all stabbed to death inside the home. Police believe their 41-year-old neighbor, Craig Garber, was responsible for the crime. Garber lived just two houses down from the victims.

The only person to survive the attack was Pinkowski's 9-year-old daughter. Police say she woke up on the couch and saw her grandma being stabbed. She took off through a back door and ran to her friend's house.

When police arrived at the home they found Garber walking around calmly inside the home. Officials said Garber had stabbed himself several times.

A neighbor says she doesn't understand why Garber snapped like he did, but he and Pinkowski were developing a relationship.

"You know, I haven't said this to anybody else at all, but except for you that they had, you know they had this common bond friendship, but I think she had a little bit more of a crush on him, and truthfully I don't know how close they were getting," said Jacki Allison, a neighbor.

She said Garber was also upset with Jonathan. She also says he accused Jonathan of being involved with some kids who were breaking into cars.

Funeral arrangements for the family are still pending.

Garber is in critical but stable condition at Vanderbilt Medical Center. Police said he was under around the clock guard by Metro police. Charges are pending.

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