Suspect in Three Slayings Falls from Tower

By: The Associated Press
By: The Associated Press

Authorities say a man killed his mother, stepfather and girlfriend at their home in Bay St. Louis,
before he climbed a cellphone tower in Waveland and plunged about 300 feet to his death.

The Sun Herald reports the triple homicide and two other homicides Saturday in Hancock County marked what is believed to be a record of five homicides reported in a single day in the coastal
counties.

No motives have been revealed in any of the killings.

Authorities Sunday identified victims in the Bay St. Louis slayings as Wilton Bernard, Jr., his wife, Jeanie Bernard, and Garrett's girlfriend, Kay Deese of Lauderdale County.

The suspect, Anthony Garrett, died later Saturday night as authorities tried to talk him down from a tower. Garrett was a registered sex offender.


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