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Pregnant woman among 5 killed in Alabama, police say

Pregnant woman among 5 killed in Alabama, police say
Posted at 1:42 PM, Aug 21, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-22 12:21:54-04

CITRONELLE, Ala. (AP) — A Mississippi sheriff says the man accused of slaughtering two women and three men at a home in south Alabama walked into his agency's office and said he had killed at least one person.

Greene County Sheriff Stanley McLeod released a statement Monday that noted that Derrick Dearman said while surrendering that he "had killed someone or more than one person" in Citronelle, Alabama.

Alabama authorities say the slain included a 22-year-old woman who was five months pregnant and four adults ranging in age from 23 to 35. Their bodies were found Saturday at the home in Citronelle.

Mobile County sheriff's Capt. Paul Burch said Dearman attacked the victims as they slept and abducted his estranged girlfriend and an infant from the home. They were found alive.