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Suspect charged with murder after couple killed in Hart Co. ‘massacre’

Published: May. 9, 2022 at 2:12 PM EDT|Updated: May. 10, 2022 at 11:05 AM EDT
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HART COUNTY, G.A. (FOX Carolina) - The Hart County Sheriff’s Office responded to a shooting on Monday afternoon that left two people dead.

Sheriff Mike Cleveland said deputies responded to Redwine Church Road just after 1:00 p.m. and found two people shot inside a vehicle near Rose Acre Farms.

The Hart County Coroner’s Office later confirmed that both victims passed away. A male victim was pronounced dead at the scene, and a woman died at the hospital.

The victims are 26-year-old Jerece Teasley and 25-year-old Alexius Spencer.

According to Cleveland, 59-year-old Morris Maurice Norwood was charged with two counts of Felony Murder following their investigation into the incident. He was taken into custody at around 3:30 p.m. on Tuesday. Cleveland added that Norwood was farmiliar with one of the victims.

Cleveland described the shooting as a “massacre” and said it appeared to be “close and personal.” According to Cleveland, many shots were fired at the victims during the incident.

Anyone with information about the double homicide is asked to call the Hart County Sheriff’s Office or the Georgia Bureau of Investigation.

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