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Suspects Indicted In Tennessee-Alabama Murders

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LINCOLN COUNTY, Tenn. – The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation along with the Lincoln County Sheriff's Office served charges on the two suspects connected to a two-state murder spree that left six people dead in October 2012.

Lincoln County Sheriff Murray Blackwelder announced on Thursday that 36-year-old Henry Burrell, of Fayetteville, and 35-year-old Zakkawanda Moss, of New Market, Ala., are charged with six counts each of first-degree murder. 

Deputies found the bodies of 22-year-old Chabreya Campbell, her 18-month-old son, and 21-year-old Amber McCaulley, inside a house on Huntsville Highway on October 22, 2012. Campbell was about six months pregnant at the time of her murder; her unborn child was killed as well.

A few hours later, the body of 21-year-old Jessica Brown was found nearby at her home in Fayetteville.

Investigators started looking for 24-year-old Warren Vincent Crutcher as a person of interest in the case, but he was found dead the following day. A utility worker found his body dumped in some woods in Hazel Green, Alabama, just across the state line.

A sixth victim, identified as Jeffrey Pope, was found dead the same day in his Huntsville, Alabama, home. 

Crutcher had former or current relationships with the three women and was believed to have fathered children with at least two of the female victims, but investigators said they did not believe that was the reason the victims were targeted.

Investigators discovered Burrell was assisting Crutcher in his drug dealing business after the two met while incarcerated. Moss was a friend of Burrell's and also began dealing drugs with Burrell and Crutcher, investigators said.

Police said Burrell and Moss decided Crutcher wasn't sharing enough of the drug profit and robbed him. The murders occurred while they were searching the two homes for drugs and money.

Deputies from the Lincoln County Sheriff's Department, Madison County Sheriff's Department, as well as the TBI have all assisted in the investigation.

Both men charged have been in custody in Alabama on separate charges. 

The Lincoln County Sheriff's Department has put a hold on both men for extradition on the murder charges.

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(The Associated Press Contributed To This Report.)

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