Third man charged in Terry deaths; no bond for other suspects

Published 12:05 am Saturday, January 29, 2011

TERRY — A third person, the uncle of one of the suspects, has been arrested in the shooting deaths of a Terry couple.

Alonzo Christian, 45, was arrested Friday at his Reddix Street home in west Jackson and charged with two counts of capital murder, said Hinds County Sheriff’s Department spokesman Jeffery Scott. An initial court appearance was pending.

Also on Friday, a Hinds County judge denied bond for the other suspects in the case, Deon Carter, 29, and Travaris Christian, 20, both of Jackson. They’re charged with two counts of capital murder. Alonzo Christian is Travaris Christian’s uncle. All three are charged with house burglary, child abuse and conspiracy.

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Investigators believe the slain couple — 26-year-old Robert L. Carter and his fiancee, 24-year-old Renitra Lee Mark, both of 1323 Timber Ridge Road — had been dead inside their home for two days before being discovered Wednesday. A 7-month-old boy was in the home, said Scott. The child was hospitalized for dehydration and placed in the custody of the Department of Human Services, he said.

Deon Carter is Robert L. Carter’s older brother.